Mrs Elsa Sarantidou was born in Athens where she finished school. She then left to England where studied jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and stained glass at Kensington and Chelsea College. She went on to study design, jewellery design and silversmithing at London Guildhall University under the guidance of very famous professors (such as Bob Risch, Joel Degen, Bryan Marshall).
She also attended design lessons at Hetherley's School of arts in Kensington. A valuable role in her course of action in the area of jewellery played her apprenticeship next to Joel Degen, a designer who significantly influenced Elsa’s technique and the style she later on developed.
Elsa has collaborated with well-known galleries in London such as :
ELECTRUM GALLERY, AURUM GALLERY (ENGLAND),ALTERNATIVE GALLERY (ROME ITALY), KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY (ENGLAND), GALLERY LA BASILICA (BARCELONA), ELENI MARNERI GALLERY, NEW BENAKI MUSEUM AND NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (ATHENS GREECE),
and was presented with the following awards :
the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GOLDSMITHS AWARD,(FIRST PRIZE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE LIVE ART AND VIRTUAL EXHIBITION), and the BRITISH JEWELLER'S ASSOCIATION.
EXHIBITIONS: SIERAAD Amsterdam 2009 / SCHMUCK Munich 2010 / ORIGIN CRAFTS COUNSIL London 2011. AWARD ATHENS INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW 2013, ATHENS INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW 2014
PUBLICATIONS: DELUXE MAGAZINE, VOGUE MAGAZINE, APOGEVMATINI NEWSPAPER LARK BOOK SHOWCASE 2012,500 RINGS