GALINA KOFOD, Helensvale QLD, AUSTRALIA

DSCN2810Galina Kofod has many years experience making flowers from silk and fabric. In recent years she has developed her own style and technique creating leather flowers. With this technique Galina achieves a perfect reflection of nature. She also enjoys the contrast of creating fantasy leather flowers.

Galina was born in Russia, Saint Petersburg and worked as a geologist for 15 years. At this time she started working with leather. This hobby became a passion. It was natural for her to use leather and gems together, to create jewellery. Her pieces were included in both Russian and international exhibitions.

The next step in her journey was studying silk flower making. The focus of this study was the Japanese NunoBana and SomeBana schools. Using this knowledge, and her experience in working with leather, enabled her to establish her own method of creating leather flowers.

Currently Galina works mostly on custom orders for Australian and International Milliners. Hats featuring her flowers have been in the Finals and have won at Fashion on the Field.

Galina Kofod runs her own workshops teaching leather flowers technique mostly in South East QLD, also she gives classes by invitation throughout Australia.
www.Galelina.com.au
EMAIL: gkofod@galelina.com.au / TEL: 0448172972
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