Carla Castiajo was born in Porto, Portugal, 1974.

She has studied and taught jewellery as a medium of expression. She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, and a PhD from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. The subject of her artistic research was Purity or Promiscuity? Exploring Hair as a Raw Material in Jewellery and Art. She taught at different Universities in different countries, such as the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan, the Oakham School in Oakham, United Kingdom, the College of Art and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal, the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia.