Drawing upon a diverse range of cultural influences from the Middle East to the UK Petra Bishai set up her own jewellery business in the mid 1990’s.
Petra’s work is inspired by urban life reflecting her fascination with living in a large city. Her collections explore the paradox of belonging versus alienation and how we adapt and interact with our surroundings. Petra considers London life and the transitions that occur in her cultural environment. Her observations are translated into work that uses current and past everyday objects to reflect everyday life and how we fit into the scheme of things.
Petra uses a combination of non-traditional techniques alongside established jewellery skills to create her pieces.