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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 12:32

Silvia Segnalini


Let’s do the Renaissance.

Today as never before, the current art system is aimed more by commercial tasks than contents and intellectuality, real drive of the system. As scientific method teachs, it would be unrealistic to rethbrinking the whole art market at once, so ambition is rather of restarting a reflection on the status of the art, from a smaller but very important sector: the artist's jewel.
The innovative power of this process is the introduction of a legal point of view: this is my commitment for AGC.








Wednesday, 04 September 2019 13:09

Lieta Marziali


My work spans jewellery to writing, researching and curating, and mentoring and teaching. Importantly, they are for me just different manifestations of making, equally central to my personal and spiritual growth and the process of making me in an art practice that is, in the same way Italian writer Italo Calvino referred to literature, " an existential function, ... a search for knowledge"*. This "wisodm as practice"**, as defined by the contemporary German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, is then by default slow and mindful, not only of the provenance, destination and context of each project, but also of my natural cycles of thinking, making and, most crucially, reflection. My practice is both a platform and a method for reflection and philosophical enquiry: a personal space in which to ask myself questions, test answers and reactions, and understand how I think and why. It is how I raise my awareness of myself and of how I navigate in the cosmos. In the Socratic spirit that knowledge is virtue, I am driven by the desire to always become a better person. Deeply rooted in mindfulness, my practice is where I learn to exist as an integral, rather than dominant, part of all that surrounds me, resulting in a radical ethical approach. The need to investigate, uncover, say, comment or express creates the narrative that fills most of my work. This story-telling takes the form of jewellery pieces which are, at the same time, a means to and an expression of my questioning, reflection and growth, and an invitation to the viewers and wearers to also question, reflect and grow by, quite literally, embracing them close to their bodies.

A new piece will first manifest itself sometimes from simply holding a found object, sometimes from a recurring word or phrase (often already a title!) echoing in my head, or more often from a situation, a moment of clarity, or the need to understand something or to share a line of personal enquiry. Materials, with no hierarchy of value, are included simply according to how they fit this process. Any hesitation as to their choice is a vital clue to me that my question or answer is not sufficiently clear and a piece is not ready to be made, and I cannot and must not force it into material existence. When the moment is right, assembling is normally fast and instinctive, and my design process is dictated by an innate make-do attitude: as with everything else in life, I thrive on applying my knowledge to constructive problem solving and finding low-tech workable solutions from available resources and basic staples.

Most of my jewellery work then comes to be embodied in a one-off piece or small ensemble. Very rarely, I have happened upon questions that have worked at an even slower pace but the need to externalise them has been stronger, in the path of understanding them, than the importance to find clear answers. And this is where my occasional series are born, never knowingly finite but projects that need to remain open to reflection and enquiry, to be re-examined and re-explored until that time when they might feel resolved.

Words and language are for me another material which accompanies me through the making process, and their manipulation is just as essential a factor in determining how the work will finally manifest itself. As a result, titles are never just a necessity or an afterthought and instead, whether at the origin of its concept, or as a final reflection, they form an integral part of each piece.

Most important of all, I have learnt that the "studio" for me is far from being confined to the walls of my physical workshop and it extends to wherever I happen to be at any particular moment, processing information, asking new questions, reflecting. Over the years, I have learnt to listen to the rhythms of my thinking and to let them guide me: be it the workshop, the keyboard, the pen, the classroom, a book or a museum, my workstation stays fluid. And whereas I used to be daunted by not making enough, I have come to understand that "making" does not necessarily equate to a new jewellery piece. And so I now confidently reach for the bench only when it calls. And, when it is time, it always does.




Are We There Yet: On Recurrence, Recollection and the Resilience of Material Existence (Necklace, 2018)
Hardcore rubble from local and international dirt tracks, new and reclaimed copper, vintage bead necklace, recycled silver
Blue Rinse with a Chance of Mischief: On the Sweet Perils of Growing Older (Necklace-Brooch, 2018)
Jar lid, rusted drinking can top, plastic sweet wrappers, reclaimed faux pearl, vintage bead necklace, vintage button, copper foil, iron, recycled silver, stainless steel
Does My Brooch Look Bob In This? (Brooch, 2018)
Copper, steel, chocolate foil, reused pearls, nail varnish, recycled silver
Girotondo (Ring, 2012) / Tutti Giù Per Terra (Ring, 2015)
Jar lid, vintage tin, silver charm, copper sheet and adhesive, paper, glue, fabric, steel wire / Jar lid, old kettle whistle, silver charm, vintage tin, copper, stainless steel wire, glue, plastic bead
Noli Me Tangere (Brooch, 2019)
Golden cardboard, pebble, 18k gold wire, oxidised copper, paint, 18k gold pin wire
Norfolk Fields: On the Alchemy of Before, Between and Beyond (Brooch, 2018)
Sheep's wool, shotgun cartridge case, wood, rusty wire, 18ct gold, iron wire, stainless steel
Phoney (Necklace, 2018)
Fake pearls, fake phone, fake shoe, fake gold beads, fake gold chain, recycled silver
Predator (Brooch, 2019)
Found plastic objects and toy cowboy, copper, recycled silver, stainless steel, tie pins
Round The Bend (Brooch, 2013)
Zinc-cast toy car, aerosol can top, jar lid, copper, base metal stud earring, brass, stainless steel
Veda (Necklace, 2019)
Sheep bone, ceramic fragment, reclaimed lapislazuli bead, reclaimed copper wire
Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:18

Renata Manganelli


La mia visione del gioiello contemporaneo non prescinde dal gioiello come ornamento e pertanto non mette in discussione ne l’estetica del bello ne l’indossabilita’ del monile. La mia ricerca punta a dare un’identita’ , una funzionalita’ al gioiello al di fuori del corpo che lo indossa, trasformandolo in oggetto, integrandolo in una scultura, in un quadro, in una prospettiva piu’ ampia. La nuova collezione dei GIOIELLI VIRALI nasce dalla passione per le immagini del microscopio elettronico, per quel mondo mistertioso che si cela dietro le apparenze della materia.
I microrganismi con la loro affascinante e complessa architettura diventano gioielli, sculture, immagini. Qusto progetto cerca anche di essere un ponte fra arte e scienza e di poter finanziare la ricerca sulle nuove terapie geniche. I gioielli, combinano elementi forgiati con le tecniche tradizionali della gioielleria classica ad altri frutto della ricerca e delle nuove tecnologie di modellazione e stampa 3D. L’arte e la tecnologia, la macchina e la mano oggi come non mai hanno bisogno l’una dell’altra. Mescolare le nuove tecnologie con quelle piu’ tradizionali in gioielleria come in altri campi significa per me aver capito che la tecnologia ha bisogno della manualita’ e della creativita’ dell’uomo tanto quanto l’uomo ha bisogno di essa per superare i limiti della sua natura.


My personal view on Contemporary Jewellery does not challenge the wearability or aesthetical point of view, which has already been investigated from nearly a 100 years ago. My research is focused on giving the jewel a new function, a life beyond the body, transforming it into an object, a part of a sculpture or a painting, creating a broader perspective. My new collection VIRAL JEWELLERY comes from my long-standing passion for electronic microscope images, that mysterious world hidden behind our tangible existence. Microorganisms with their fascinating and complex structure become jewels, sculptures, images. This project aims to be a link between art and science and is looking to fund the research on genic therapy. The jewels combine elements created with the traditional jewellery techniques alongside elements coming from the new 3D modeling techniques. Mixing new technologies with more traditional techniques in jewelry as in any project means being aware that technology is empty without the human hand and creativity and that man needs technology to overcome his limits.



trafiggimi anello in bronzo resina porcellana e pigmenti - pierce my heart ring in bronze resin and porcelain
collezione ossimori Munich jewellery week installation
ossimoro3 collana quadro in bronzo porcellana mixed media e carta - necklace and painting in bronze porcelain mixed media and paper
progetto anello abbinato agli occhiali realizzato in collaborazione con Vanni srl in bronzo e acetati recuperati da scarti della produzione
viral connection collana spilla oggetto e quadro in resina pla pigmenti carta e magneti - necklace brooch and painting in resin pla pigments paper and magnets
vhv collana in bronzo resina polyestere pigmenti e ossidi necklace in bronze resin polyester pigments and oxides
flu collana in titanio e pietre dure - necklace in titanium and semiprecious stones
Virus jvd collana spilla oggetto in resina elemento 3D pigmenti e magneti -
vhv2 collana in resina pla pigmenti ossidi bronzo e pietre dure - necklace in bronze resin pla pigments oxides and semiprecious stones
vhp bronzo polyestere filo metallico - bronze polyester and metal wire
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:23

Lucilla Giovanninetti


Il mio interesse per il gioiello risale all’università, quando inizio a studiarlo dal punto di vista storico e iconografico. In seguito approfondisco le mie conoscenze sul piano stilistico e formale. Negli anni insegno storia del gioiello in alcune scuole di design, ma mi piace anche seguirne la progettazione da parte degli studenti. E poi apprendo come lavorare con i metalli, con la cera, con gli smalti. Da qualche anno la mia ricerca si è orientata verso un possibile connubio fra metallo e tessuto, ma ultimamente il tessuto è diventato protagonista, indurito con resine, per ottenere volumi importanti, organici, ma leggerissimi.

Mi interessa la progettualità, partendo dalla forma piana ritagliata nel tessuto, che viene dipinto, elaborato, cucito, indurito con resine. Mi affascina lo stupore davanti alla materia, la sua leggerezza, l’elaborazione cromatica, a volte la non-piacevolezza estetica.


My interest in jewelry goes back to my years at the university when I began to study it from a historical and iconographic point of view. As a I deepened my knowledge both on a stylistic and formal level. Over the years I have taught history of jewelry in several design schools but I have also enjoyed following the design of the students. I have learned how to work with materials such as metals, wax and glaze.

For several years now my research has been oriented towards a possible bond between metal and fabric, but lately the fabric has become the key player, hardened by resin, to obtain large volumes which are consistent but very light.

My interest lies with the design process, starting from the flat shape cut from the fabric that then gets painted, elaborated upon, sewn and hardened with resin. I am truly fascinated by the wonder behind the material; its lightness, its chromatic processing, and at times its unpleasant aesthetics.



Numero 5
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:40

Mineri Matsuura


Mineri Matsuura was born in Tokyo in 1973 and graduated in the metal craft department of Musashino Art University in 1998. Since graduation she set up her own studio and has had numerous exhibitions in her home country and abroad. In 2019 she was selected for Gioielli in Fermento, an international contemporary jewellery contest and she was awarded "AGC Special Mention", "Klimt02 Special Mention". Also in the same year she was awarded TECHNIQUE prize in the ALLIAGES Lagacy Award 2019 in France. She is surprised and humbled by the reception of her work in Europe. So it gives her more incentive to create new and more challenging pieces in her medium.

As a Japanese her inspiration comes from her countries architecture, art, nature and the influence of Zen Buddhism on its culture. The process that evolves with this medium that she works in is actually quite simple as in the end result the cut plate pieces emerges as if mysteriously into a three-dimensional form. It seems so natural like a metamorphosis of nature similar to a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. Everytime it gives her a fresh perspective and she is amazed to see the new various forms that are created and so she feels it is like a Zen-like feeling of reawakening (Nirvana) into a new existence that flows from such a simple process to the finished piece.



brooch | |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Gioielli in Fermento 2019 - AGC special mention, klimt02 special mention
brooch-backside | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Gioielli in Fermento 2019 - AGC special mention, klimt02 special mention
brooch | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | Alliages Legacy Award 2019 - TECHNIQUE prize
The sense of encounter
brooch / pendant | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint | 2018 Cominelli Foundation Award – special mention
brooch | 2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
brooch |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
pin |2018 | oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint
silver 925, stainless steel
ring | 2004 | silver,24k
Pendant, 2004, silver,24k, stainless steel
Monday, 03 June 2019 10:02

Gioielli in Fermento 2019

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo

We are glad to invite You to the opening in Livorno - Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo

Tuesday June 4th at 6pm
via Roma 234, Livorno, Italy

La mostra prosegue fino al 9 giugno
exhibition until June 9th
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Opere in concorso di | Selected works by

Miki Asai Sara Barbanti Maura Biamonti Michela Boschetto Elisabetta Carozzi
Sébastien Carré Lluís Comín Mariantonietta Davoli Corrado De Meo Ylenia Deriu
Nahoko Fujimoto Fabiana Gadano Juanjo García Martín Nataša Grandovec
Susanne Hammer Ildikó Juhász-Dora Yasuko Kanno Ji Young Kim Vanessa Kubach
Mia Kwon Julie Lake Ariel Lavian Ria Lins Ioli Livada Chiara Lucato Lieta Marziali
Mineri Matsuura Francesca Mo Olivia Monti Arduini Viktoria Münzker Sogand Nobahar
Martina Obid Mlakar Liana Pattihis Mabel Pena Rosanna Raljević Ceglar
Stefano Rossi Sara Shahak Gian Luca Staffolani Laura Stefani & Eva Franceschini
Claudia Steiner Yoko Takirai & Pietro Pellitteri Eva Tesarik Deniz Turan
Barbara Uderzo Eriko Unno Federico Vianello Yiota Vogli Qiana Wang Laura Zecchini

Categoria Studenti
Cristina Crescenzio (LA P.Selvatico) Ognyana Teneva (RAFA Anversa B) Lina Al-Dzhazzar Francesca Michelini (IED Milano) Shuang Liang Delia Perna Ruggiero (IED Torino) Emanuele Casale Silvia Martino (TADS Caserta) Federica Vecchi (SOA Milano)

Artisti Ospiti e Master Collection
Alba Polenghi Lisca, Mariarosa Franzin, Nicoletta Frigerio, Gigi Mariani, Fumiki Taguchi, Fabrizio Tridenti
Ryunjae Jung (Award 2018), Silvia Beccaria, Luisa Chiandotto, Clara Del Papa, Joo Hyung Park, Gianni Riva


Yasuko Kanno JP, Shape of the moment, spilla/brooch, silver, steel – Premio Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Allied Award

Sara Shahak IL, Sometimes purple, spilla/brooch, iron, enamel, lacquer, rubber paint, velvet powder, glass paint, miniature glass balls, stainless steel, Premio Gioielli in Fermento 2019 #gallery


Mineri Matsuura JP, Metamorphosis, spilla/brooch, oxidized silver, stainless steel, paint, Gioielli in Fermento 2019 AGC Special Mention, Klimt02 Special Mention


Corrado de Meo IT, Il Terroir, spilla/brooch, silver, wood, papier maché, acrylic paint, oxides, nitro paint, Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Jury Honourable Mention


Mariantonietta Davoli IT, C2H5OH, collana/necklace, gros-grain ribbon, waxed cotton cord, polyester, Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Putti Art Gallery Special Mention

Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:22

Marilena Karagkiozi


In my work I embrace both traditional as well as modern techniques and find great inspiration in the ensuing dialogues that my art reflects love transforming simple objects into art and the surprise caused by the unexpected charge objects and surfaces with human personalities and traits generate new materials with a child’s curiosity, weighed down by time melancholy.
The outcome is contradictory, personal and political, a cry for freedom.
I don’t always see limits between different disciplines as I restlessly experiment on new art practices try to push the limits of how jewelry is still produced and perceived as an "object" and how it is connected to a limited understanding of beauty.

I am the outcome of my story:
Since childhood I have had the passion of collecting and observing, fueling my creativity.
Texture, colors, volume, reflections, smell, taste, were some of my criteria to keep or toss my findings.
I used to create new objects using the ones I found and I never outgrew that characteristic.
My studies were in History, Archaeology & History of Art (BA, National Kapodistrian University of Athens) and they have shaped my knowledge on human and material history. At the same time, I have had, design, classic and contemporary jewelry seminars as I needed to understand my creative process and become technically skilled in order to transform my artifacts into quality pieces.
I have been awarded with the Bronze A’ Design Award as a member of the Urban Fiction design team as well as a Special Mention from the Italian association of contemporary jewelry (AGC) at the competition Jewels in Ferment 2016. Recently, I have won a scholarship from Krama Institute of Contemporary Jewelry.



an echo of a distant time
Aluminum, salt, plastic earbud, silver, sponge, plaster, iron nail Arm brooch/ Time project
Landscape of Futurepast
Plaster, acrylics, brass, watch mechanism, steel. Brooch
Mind the Wasp!
Silver, stainless steel, bronze, copper Rings
No one called us to the land
Dried plant, plaster, resin, acrylics, silver Ring/ Time project
no one crosses there alive
Plaster, sponge, resin, acrylics, silver Brooch/ Time project
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
Bronze handle, coral, silver, vintage pen nibs Hand piece/ Time project
Symposium Untangled
Silver, brass Object/ Pendant
The Fighter- Freeze
Freeze. And then? Are you gonna flee or Fight?
The Fighter
You can Flee if you want. I'm gonna Fight. Bracelets
there is time to kill today
Paper cutting blades, silver, plaster, resin, acrylics - Brooch / Time project







Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:50

Cristiana Turano Campello


Sono una creatrice di gioielli siciliana di Sciacca. Amo viaggiare e concentrarmi su ogni piccolo dettaglio che vedo. Infatti i miei gioielli sono ispirati a tutto ciò che mi circonda, mi succede e crea in me emozioni: natura, architettura, tradizioni della mia Sicilia ... rivisitate in chiave moderna, sperimentando nuove tecniche e materiali, cercando di conferire ad ogni gioiello un'anima.

I am a jewelery designer from Sicily, Sciacca. I love to travel and focus on every little detail that I see. In fact, my jewels are inspired by everything that surrounds me, it happens to me and that creates emotion in me: nature, architecture, traditions of my Sicily ... revisited in a modern way, experimenting with new techniques and materials, trying to give each jewel a soul.





Ring in oxidized silver, gold leaf, red plastic balls
Open ring in oxidized silver, gold leaf, red plastic balls
The brooches are made with lost wax and gold, are in 925 silver, the wings of the butterfly are of Albatross Orange resin, acrylic and pigment colors, plastic.
Brooch in oxidized silver, black pigments, image impression on metal, white polymer clay.
Oxidized silver hand bracelet, paper, resin, silver, color, golden palstica balls
Brooch in silver, paper, resin, gold color
Silver bracelets and Sciacca coral



Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:13

Jeemin Jamie Chung


Jeemin Jamie’s work expresses her poetic vision by revealing the moments of her life. She has been focusing on showing the movements by giving colors and flow of the form as if the non-existent forms have been translated itself into the artwork. She likes to express her emotions through her artworks and to visualize the unseen forms. The core idea of her work is to think about the variety of contrasts around us that are forgotten in our lives. Her recent series: “Two Separate Ways” is continuously talking about the concept of the invisibleness by creating the artworks in different emotional state. The works are emphasized with black by reducing colors to show the isolation from her previous works. It is expressed with different emotions from her previous collections by capturing the moments of her life. She uses metal as her main material in creating her unique organic pieces.





Summer Flakes BSV5 | | 2017 | Brass, Pigment
Summer Flakes BSV1 | | 2017 | Brass, Pigment
Breeze '18 | 2018 | Brass, Pigment
Subtle Breeze No.4 | 2018 | Brass, Pigment, 25k Gold
Subtle Breeze No.5 | 2018 | Silver, Brass, Pigment, 25k Gold
Two Separate Ways No.7 | 2019 | Brass, Pigment, 25k Gold



Thursday, 16 May 2019 14:11

Esme Yamaguchi

Australia | Giappone

Initially, I was inspired to start making contemporary jewellery after I came across the genre in my home country of Australia. After moving to Japan, I was fortunate to see the landmark exhibition "Kogei - A View of a Century of Modern Japanese Crafts" in 2003. The collections employing traditional Japanese metal-working techniques had an overwhelming impact, compelling me to gain the knowledge and expertise needed for experimental usage of these techniques in my own jewellery-making. Since graduating from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010, I have worked mainly with Asian-style engraving and Damascene inlay, expanding and diversifying the spectrum of my palette by playing with colouring and patination, experimenting with uniquely bladed engraving chisels, and pushing the boundaries of technical application. Currently, pattern is my passion, used as the focal point rather than a purely decorative and secondary component of form. I am currently based in Japan and also exhibit under the artist name of Torigaski.



Crossing Paths
Brooches shibuichi, copper, fine gold & silver, 18K gold, 925 silver, gold leaf
Brooch brass, 925 silver, silver-plating, fine gold & silver
Brooch copper, ruthenium plating, 925 silver, fine gold & silver, gold-plating
Brooches 925 silver, shibuichi, rhodium-plating, pink-gold plating
Pendant copper, 925 silver, silver-plating, gold leaf, steel
Pendant copper, 925 silver, fine silver, gold leaf, enamel paint, cord
Queen Wakame
Pendant copper, 925 silver, fine gold & silver, gold leaf, cashew lacquer, cord



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