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20 – 21st April, at the National Theatre Bucharest, Romania

AUTOR is the most important event in the field of contemporary and art jewelry in South-Eastern Europe. The 2019 edition will mark the 10th anniversary of creating a dynamic environment with high selection standards for contemporary jewelry. The participants at AUTOR are offered access to an exquisite and attractive clientele. Beyond the actual fair, AUTOR is an active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, collectors, distributors, specialised media.

Established in 2009, AUTOR has positioned itself throughout its 17 editions as an innovative fair, a connector and a context creator for contemporary and art jewelry creative talents.

Website: http://dautor.ro/en/call-for-entries/

Call for entries AUTOR 2019: http://dautor.ro/en/call-for-entries/

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:41

Lluís Comín

Catalunya

From a young age, it was clear that I wanted to make a type of jewelry that was not merely ornamental. The jewel is my way of expressing myself artistically with total liberdat, the only condition is that it is related and can be used by a person. I usually work with series, I never know how many pieces, I stop when I think that I have nothing else to say on the subject. I try to create a symbiosis between the jewel and its bearer, so that the two become rich. I feel like a filter trying to express the nuances of the world from my point of view. Few contemporary jewelers come from a family tradition and I was lucky enough to learn the trade with my father and now it is my daughter Elena who learns from me, I feel like the link of a very old chain that transmits ancestral knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

Brooch Title New horizons series Ithaca. Silver, gold, lichen, 2016
Brooch Title. Reconstruction 6. Series. Reconstructions. Silver, lapizlazuli, 2017
Ring. Title. Barcino 1. Serie, Barcino. Silver, gold, Jasper de Montjuich. 2017
Friday, 08 February 2019 07:25

Sara Barbanti

Italia

The research is based on the relation between different materials and on how they can converse and enhance each other. The contrast is essential, organic shapes combined with simple figures, poor materials with precious ones, light with darkness. Creating a suggestion in the observer without using figurative elements provokes a wider range of possibilities and reflections. For this reason the creation process becomes extremely important, the spontaneity of the form and the composition are fundamental, the imperfection becomes strength and the fragment infuses a feeling of completeness.
The jewel is born from the transformation of wood into coal, the metamorphosis of the material imparts value to the object, telling a story of unleashed shape shifting potential.

 

 

 

 

Materia, Brooch, 2017, Charcoal, Silver, Gold, Steel
Healing, Brooch, 2018, Charcoal, Gold, Silver
Radiate, Necklace, 2017, Charcoal, Gold-plated silver, steel
Grandma, Ring, 2018, Charred vine, Silver
Home, Brooch, 2018, Charred vine bark, Gold, Silver
Juniper, Necklace, 2018, Charred Juniper, Gold, Silver
Resterà, Necklace, 2018, Charred vine, silver, steel
Depth, Brooch, 2018, Charcoal, Silver, Gold
Mediterraneo, Brooch, 2018, Charcoal, Silver, Gold
When someone leaves, 2018, Charcoal, Silver
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 15:55

Beatrice Pieroni Lubé

Italia

Artista e orafa, Beatrice Pieroni Lubé vive e lavora a Firenze. Nel corso degli ultimi anni ha esposto in varie Gallerie e Musei, in Italia e all’estero, e dato vita a performance ispirate al gioiello d’Arte. Molte delle sue “microsculture” sono entrate in importanti collezioni private. Attenta da sempre a forgiare nuovi stili espressivi, il suo lavoro si concentra principalmente sull’analisi della natura descritta attraverso la lente dell’introspezione. Volumi densi e corpi che si muovono all’interno di uno spazio preciso rappresentano un linguaggio attraverso cui comunicare, di volta in volta, armonia e rottura, tensione e distensione, apertura e chiusura, portando avanti un gioco di scambio empatico con l’ambiente e l’universo che lo circonda.
Il ricorso alla microscultura orafa consente a Beatrice Pieroni Lubé di plasmare direttamente la materia fisica, conferendole quella densità inusuale in grado di sottendere il concetto che sta alla base del suo lavoro. Bellezza e armonia sono semplici punti di partenza. Dietro si nasconde un anelito che conduce all’origine del pensiero artistico. Ogni suo lavoro, nell’essere unico e irripetibile, manifesta apertamente questo slancio al confronto fra ciò che esso rappresenta e ciò che in realtà comunica. Un vocabolario senza fine dal quale attingere per comporre, conferendo al metallo l’anima e l’energia di un’opera d’arte.
Una fra le ultime esperienze espositive è stata quella al MAD, Museum of Art and Design di New York nell’aprile 2018, con la mostra LOOT, MAD about jewelry.

Artist and goldsmith, Beatrice Pieroni Lubé lives and works in Florence. Over the last few years she has exhibited in various Galleries, in Italy and abroad, and given life to performances inspired by the art jewel. Many of her "microsculptures" have become part of important private collections.
Always attentive to forge new expressive styles, her work focuses mainly on the analysis of nature described through the lens of introspection. Dense volumes and bodies moving within a precise space represent a language through which to communicate, from time to time, harmony and rupture, tension and detente, opening and closing, carrying on a game of empathic exchange with the environment and the universe that surrounds it.
The use of goldsmith microsculpture allows Beatrice Pieroni Lubé to directly shape the physical matter, giving it that unusual density capable of underpinning the concept that underlies her work. Beauty and harmony are simple starting points. Behind hides a yearning that leads to the origin of the artistic thought. Each of her works, in being unique and unrepeatable, openly expresses this impetus to the comparison between what it represents and what it actually communicates. An endless vocabulary from which to draw into to compose, giving the metal the soul and energy of a work of art.
One of the latest exhibitions was at MAD, Museum of Art and Design in New York in April 2018, with the exhibition LOOT, MAD about jewelry.

 

 

INFIORESCENZA, Ring, silver, bronze, tiger eye
IS IT THE SAME SNOW THAT FALLS, Ring, silver, bronze, onyx, pearl
ITACA, Necklace, silver, bronze
ITACA, Necklace, silver, bronze
SETA,Ring, silver, bronze
FLY, Ring, silver, bronze
FLY, Rings series
POACEAE, Brooch, silver, bronze
RED TOWER, Ring, silver, bronze, coral
HEAVEN AND EARTH, Necklace, silver, bronze, enamel
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:52

Convocazione Assemblea Elettiva AGC

Il giorno 24 marzo p.v. i soci AGC sono convocati in assemblea ordinaria presso il Barco Teatro, Via dell’Orto Botanico 12 Padova alle ore 10.00 per il rinnovo delle cariche statutarie dell'associazione.

Tutti i soci, sono invitati a prendere visione dell'ordine del giorno e delle schede di candidatura, presenti nell'Area Riservata del sito.

AGC Members' Meeting Call

On March 24th, the members of the Association are convened in the ordinary meeting at the Teatro Barco, Via dell'Orto Botanico 12, Padua, at 10.00 am. The elective assembly for the renewal of the Executive Committee will follow at 2.45 pm.

Saturday, 26 January 2019 11:15

Paola Mirai

Italia

Paola Mirai is a jewellery designer in Milan. She tamed Orotrasparente a new super-light transparent material that she developed after 5 years of research and experimentation; something rebellious, light as air and transparent as water. It makes who's wearing it feel as protagonist of a new era. Gold, diamonds, precious stones, japanese organza, seeds and technological components float around the body spreading pureness and a special harmony that takes place when East meets West.
The advent of the technological world, geared towards the future, the evolution, is changing our whole life and put the world in a virtual connection, going from centuries based on matter to this new millennium of immateriality. through transparency.

 

 

 

 

FLOWERS - Structure Orotrasparente | gold 24 Kt
STARDUST- Structure Orotrasparente and gold 24 Kt
HELLO! - Structure Orotrasparente, flexible keyboard circuit and clock gear
METROPOLIS-Structure Orotrasparente, flexible keyboard circuit and old radio gear
Seed Savers Project - Structure Orotrasparente, silver chain untreated, magnets, pink alcea
Seed Savers Project - Structure Orotrasparente, silver chain untreated, magnets, hibiscus
Seed Savers Project - Structure Orotrasparente, silver chain untreated, magnets, poppy
Seed Savers Project - Growing gold – Structure Orotrasparente, silver chain untreated, magnets, marigold
Structure Orotrasparente, Japanese organza
Structure Orotrasparente, gold, Japanese organza
Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:36

Silvia Beccaria

Italia

Alcuni anni fa, parallelamente alle mie opere installative, ho elaborato un progetto di rivisitazione delle gorgiere storiche affascinata dalla loro bellezza, eleganza e bizzarria, e dalla capacità di mettere in straordinario risalto l’espressività di ogni volto. Per le mie gorgiere, create filo dopo filo, la definizione di “fibra” viene estesa sino ad includere materiali industriali, anonimi, come pvc, gomma, plastica, lattice, poliuretano ai quali pare difficile conferire una qualità estetica. Comune denominatore fra tutti è la loro “tessibilità” e il loro impiego frutto di ricerche e nuove sperimentazioni . I materiali scelti per le loro caratteristiche di consistenza, elasticità, trasparenza e colore, sono imprigionati dall’ordito e, al tempo stesso, lasciati liberi di muoversi così da creare quell’effetto di tridimensionalità che è proprio delle antiche gorgiere e ne costituisce il fascino.

A few years ago, alongside my work on installations, I developed a project to revisit historical ruffs. I was charmed by their beauty, elegance and extravagance, and by how they could enhance expressiveness in any face. In my ruffs, thread after thread, I extend the definition of “fiber” to embrace industrial, anonymous materials like PVC, rubber, plastic, latex, polyurethane and so on: materials that seem hard to associate with aesthetic quality, but all share the common trait of being “weavable” – and I am able to use them as a result of my research and experimentation. I select materials for their consistency, elasticity, transparency and color, trapping them in the warp and yet leaving them free to move, creating a three-dimensional effect that is essential to the charm of classic ruffs.

 

 

Bijou à boire 2014
Bijou aux pains 2015
Armoniae 2017
Astral 2011
Bijou en fruit 2014
Futura 2009
Giada 2009
Splendor 2011
La speziale 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:22

Liana Pattihis

United Kingdom

The ritual of fusing the enamels is painstakingly precise, almost regimented. Applying the enamel freely but purposefully however, allows the material not only to decorate a piece, but to be instrumental in its creation, its appearance and its function. My designs evolve through a dialogue between my source inspiration and the creative potential of the enamel. The versatility of the material is what attracts me the most as it gives an organic feel to my work. My response to the way in which the materials fuse together is intuitive and impromptu. With each layer the enamel adds form, structure and substance to the piece. The natural fragility of the material exudes a new found strength, richness in texture and an acquired preciousness at the same time as the precious metal chain is slowly buried into obscurity. The inquisitive attention, tactile approach and numerous juxtapositions, provoke a sense of preciousness in my jewellery that is understated and enigmatic.

‘Liana’s work has both an immediate and an ancient quality. It looks effortless and elemental: both sumptuous and scabby. The processes Liana uses in making her jewellery are ones of building and burying. Layer upon layer of enamel slowly obscure the foundation of silver chains, forming a vitreous crust that is raw, crackly and uneven. The surfaces are reminiscent of rough ceramic glazes or thick oil paint, and are far from those required by traditional enamelling, which insists on thin and even layers protected by thin walls of metal. Liana’s work shows a healthy disregard for these traditions – her way is inside out, upside down, wrong way round – enamels that are fused to a seemingly unstable base, which surround the fine and delicate metal links, encapsulating them and rendering them inflexible. The natural quality of the surface gives a feel of a much earlier age, yet buried under the enamel are anonymous, potentially unattractive, silver chains of this age of mass production. The point of delight is, not only that unique, colourful and exciting pieces of jewellery are created, but that the rules of enamelling have been broken and rewritten so successfully. It has been a pleasure to watch Liana’s jewellery grow in strength and stature over the last few years.’ Caroline Broadhead

 

Side by Side Necklace 2018. Silver Chains, 2 silver plated dessert forks, Enamel
Picking Up The Pieces Necklace 2018. Porcelain pieces from a cup and saucer set, Silver Chain, Low firing Enamel. L113.5cm
La Ginestra Spoon Object, Cynara Bud Spoon Brooch and Roots Spoon Brooch, 2018. Silver Dessert Spoons, Silver Chains, Enamel, St. Steel
La Ginestra Brooch, 2018. Silver Chains, Enamel, St. Steel. L20cm x W11cm
Mendoza Brooch 01 02 03 04, 2017. Silver Chains, Enamel, St. Steel.
Verde Brooch, 2017. Silver Chains Enamel, St. Steel. L14cm x W8cm
Sicily Brooch, 2016. Silver Chain, Found Brass Objects, Enamel, Stainless Steel L16cm x W10.5cm
Mimosa Fall Necklace, 2016. Silver Cable Chain, Silver Trace Chain, Silver Cable Chain, Enamel. L92 cm
Pink Spring Necklace, 2016. Silver Chains, Enamel. L98cm
Orange Bloom Brooch 2017. Various Silver Chains, Enamel, St. Steel. L12cm x W9.5cm
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 08:17

Paola Siciliano

Italia

Creo gioielli e li realizzo completamente a mano con l’uso di tecniche artigianali tradizionali. Nel mio lavoro utilizzo spesso l’oro giallo abbinato all’argento ossidato martellato per ottenere forti contrasti di colore e di superfici sempre diverse. L’intento è quello di realizzare ornamenti piacevoli da toccare e soprattutto da indossare i miei pezzi sono di chiara ispirazione mediterranea, le mie radici sono campane… ma amo pensare che trasmettano anche qualcosa di più profondo, che provengono da un luogo ideale della mente: dalla mia passione per i viaggi traggano suggestioni che diventano materia. Il mio lavoro è quindi frutto dell’incontro tra la tradizione orafa mediterranea e le contaminazioni stilistiche contemporanee.

 

 

 

 

 

Collana scaglie madreperla con argento martellato, dorato
Bracciale con perle australiane tecnica cera persa
Bracciale linea "Disco"
Collana in Pietra Lavica
Spilla "Terra di confine"in argento fritto con idrotermale
Anello "Onda Anomala" in argento, turchese e madreperla
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:56

Yiota Vogli

Greece

Shielded Sentiments, 2019

By dismantling the walls of emotional protection and make honest connections with others, by opening ourselves up without the fear of being hurt, rejected or other painful emotions, we experience the healthy relationships that can benefit us in many ways. Protecting our self physically is a pretty straight forward affair. Protecting our self emotionally calls for more. Some people attempt to avoid uncomfortable situations by metaphorically ‘shielding’ their self within a ‘wall’, and even though this mode of protection has become somewhat comfortable for them, the accompanying feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression are far from healthy. People over time become used to that ‘wall’ and stop noticing it, they learn to ‘live within these walls’. But the wall is incapable of discerning good or bad; what could cause you harm or what is friendly and harmless.

Rooms of the Mind, 2019

The brain controls all functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world through our senses, filtered by our sentiments and experiences, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul. In this work series I am exploring my own interpretations by creating ‘Rooms of the Mind’, in boxes of various shapes drawing out my thoughts, experiences and memories.

Yiota Vogli

 

 

 

 

 

 

necklace_PierceTheVeil1_2018
brooch_flow
necklace_Slow&Persistent_2019
brooch, bangle__armor_2019
necklace_ShieldedTorso
necklace_COMPLEX_RELATIONSHIP
Necklace_Complex_Relationship
bracelet_to_the_top
brooch_Fragments_2019
brooch_Medal_Unveiled_Sentiments_2019
pendant_memory
necklace_strange_but_familiar
brooch_Supper_Gioielli_in_Fermento_2019

 

 

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