I'm Pia-Mari Jull, a Helsinki-based master goldsmith and experienced teacher in the field. Trained as an apprentice to a master level through traditional work experience, I now pass on my expertise by training future watchmakers and micro-mechanics, as well as organising evening and weekend hobby courses. As a teacher, I am positive and inspiring - I enjoy seeing my students achieve the joy of success.
Making things by hand has always been important to me. The key work-process for the preparation and creativity of a piece of jewellery is in its visual design. The development of working-techniques requires courage and open-mindedness as well as the experience, knowledge, and an art-craftsman’s professional pride. The result is an aesthetically and technically high-quality, durable, and finished piece of metal jewellery that brings the wearer joy for a long time. I follow the goldsmith master's ethical guidelines for my work.
In addition to working with precious metals, I also make pearl jewellery. Natural pearls of countless shades and organic shapes are fascinating and attractive and allow a variety of combinations. Pearl jewellery can be delicate and light, but it can also be showy, colourful and eye-catching - depending on the choice of pearls and other stones.
I have been involved in setting up the Leimat.fi website, where you can find information and images of Finnish precious metal and jewellery marks pre-1970.The research into old marks is ongoing, so the website is updated on a regular basis. Anyone can request information on Finnish marks by sending questions via firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes questions and images provide valuable new information to support research, so all questions are warmly welcomed.