Saturday, 25 November 2023 13:35

Michael Berger




Kinetics runs like a thread through my work. In addition to a precision mechanical implementation, the sculptural aspect of the works is very important to me. In the working process, both classical craft techniques and the most modern manufacturing methods are used, which make many of my forms possible in the first place.
Inspired by the fascinating materiality of dichroic glass, I have recently created a series of brooches and wall objects. In these, the allure of movement is enhanced by the amazing color change in the play between reflection and transparency.





Kinetic brooch, KAS FP-01s
Stainless steel, 18ct. gold, dichroic glass, micro ball bearings
Kinetic brooch, KAS FP-02
Stainless steel, 18ct. gold, dichroic glass, micro ball bearings
Kinetic brooch, KAS FP-03
Stainless steel, 18ct. gold, dichroic glass, micro ball bearings
Kinetic brooch, KAS FP-05
Stainless steel, 18ct. gold, dichroic glass, micro ball bearings
Kinetic objects, KWO FP-01-04
Stainless steel, brass, dichroic glass, micro ball bearings, wood
Saturday, 25 November 2023 12:35

Matteo Trovò



Matteo Trovò inizia il suo percorso di studio di oreficeria presso il Liceo Artistico Pietro Selvatico di Padova. Subito dopo gli studi di oreficeria entra in contatto con il mondo dell’occhialeria e dell’ottica. Questa nuova esperienza poterà Matteo a elaborare nuovi pensieri e a fondere entrambi questi mondi assieme. Dopo aver intrapreso la scuola di formazione ed essersi diplomato ottico, darà vita ad un laboratorio artistico per la creazione di occhiali su misura realizzati a mano, con il nome di Occhiali Sartoriali. Oltre all’occhialeria tradizionale, Matteo Trovò mantiene viva la sua passione artistica creando occhiali, spille o manufatti con un'aura unica di eleganza senza tempo.
“L’intenzione che sta alla base del mio lavoro è quella di esprimere e rielaborare concetti e sensazioni senza tempo, che attualmente sono oggetto di una riflessione più intensa e approfondita. Attraverso le mie creazioni voglio incanalare il significato che rivestono per me questi temi.”

Matteo Trovò started his study in Jewellery design at the Liceo Pietro Selvatico in Padova. Immediately after studying goldsmithing he came into contact with the world of eyewear and optics. With this new experience Matteo elaborates new thoughts and mixes both these worlds together.
After starting optics school, he created an artistic laboratory for the creation of hand-made custom-made glasses. The name of the project is Occhiali Sartoriali. In addition to traditional eyewear, Matteo Trovò keeps his artistic passion alive by creating glasses, brooches or artefacts with a unique aura of timeless elegance
Matteo say: “The intention underlying my work is to express and reprocess some of the most timeless concepts and sensations that nowadays are subjects of an intense and deep reflection. Through my creations I want to channel my personal meaning of these issues. I choose to represent my art through the creation of unique and peculiar glasses.“




Feeling of inadequacy
Friday, 24 November 2023 14:49

Manu Mara



The encounter with glass was love at first sight.
My artistic journey began since I was a child: drawing, painting, clay and lots of curiosity and interest in everything that is art. Entire afternoons spent leafing through books containing paintings and sculptures by various authors and artistic movements. Then adult after countless stays abroad where I could catch new horizons, cultures, styles, and after having studied languages, I looked for my path which was already within me without being completely aware of it.
Glass was the answer: antique but always current, ecologic, eternal. Fragile and hard, rigid and malleable material. I found myself in its peculiarities. I left the “safe” job and I attended a year of “art of glass cutting, leaded windows and Tiffany technique”. I was so much fascinated that I overtook new experiences where I learned the glass fusion technique.
Subsequently thanks to being selected among the winners in an international competition on glass jewelry organized by Trieste Contemporanea I approached the enchanting lamp work in a workshop in Burano.
Experimentation and enthusiasm have continued incessantly for more than 25 years now. I began with sculptures of non-wearable items of clothing: shoes, hats, bags recognized as icons for the universal use that has been made of them (the gallery owner with whom I collaborated at that time registered the brand: “wearable art”) At the same time I became interested in jewelry in the interpretation of a small sculpture on which to convey my emotions. Nature, animals, the four elements, fairy tales, travel, meditation, spirituality, play, food, the moon, space, dreams, the study of Tarot: my inner world. I also began to create luminous sculptures that correspond to a jewel and vice versa. While I work, I need silence. Particularly in recent years when due to my propensity towards a natural life and with ecological concepts I left the beloved city of Turin and my Atelier to live in Monferrato. In the silence of my studio, I find the peace, concentration and energy to carry out new projects.
At the same time, I am stimulated by meeting other people and professionals: my path, in addition to exhibiting in personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad, includes collaboration with stylists, fashion and fabric houses, architects, musicians and other artists and designers.
I like working on projects as it stimulates me to renew myself culturally, as well as finding myself conceiving new forms and styles. Each jewel is unique. Although it may be large in size or in particular shapes for me portability is essential. A jewel is such if it transmits strength energy, personality, magic, play elegance, if it represents us. This is what I tend to instill despite my interior and style evolutions.




gold sparks
ring | gold and glass fusion
I reflect myself deeply
ring | glass fusion painted mirror silver
chinese insect
ring | glassfusion murano rod silver

On Saturday 18 November, from 17.00 to 20.00, there will be the opening of the exhibition "Soul to Soul | Gigi Mariani & Jeemin Jamie Chung" at the Thereza Pedrosa Gallery in Asolo (TV).
The exhibition is based on a catalogue edited by Thereza Pedrosa and under the patronage of the Municipality of Asolo.

To capture the profound and essential nature of friendship is not an easy task.
Friendships are unique, mutual and affectionate relationships that enrich our lives in variousways. Built on trust, understanding, and shared experiences, they can be a source of joy,emotional support, and elevation of the spirit, and they remind us of the beauty of humanconnections.
Sometimes a friendship may arise instantaneously and instinctively. Skin to skin.Soul to soul. You meet someone, and there's an instant connection that feels like you've knownthem forever. It's a connection that transcends time, space, culture and education. To find thiskind of friendship is a powerful and rare occurrence. With "Soul to Soul", Italian artist Gigi Mariani and Korean artist Jeemin Jamie Chung lead us to celebrate this unique, precious andrare feeling of friendship.

The exhibition continues until December 26, 2023. You can also visit the exhibition online! You can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to send you a digital presentation of the exhibition.

Here are some of the works on display:


Gigi Mariani, ring

Gigi Mariani, ring

Gigi Mariani, ring

Jeemin Jamie Chung, brooch

Jeemin Jamie Chung 

Jeemin Jamie Chung, brooch

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 04:49

Pensieri Preziosi 18 - Artists in Dialogue

As part of the XVIII review of "PENSIERI PREZIOSI" in the splendid setting of the Oratory of San Rocco in Padua, the jewelry exhibition curated by Dr. Mirella Cisotto Nalon, "Artists in dialogue: contemporary jewels, an always open comparison" will be held from November 17, 2023 to February 18, 2024.

The artists who will bring their works to light are Karin Roy Andersson, Carla Riccoboni, Barbara Uderzo, Bettina Speckner and Flòra Vàgi and the opening will be held on Friday 17 November at 5.00 pm.


During the exhibition there will be meetings with the artists, their works and with the scholars who have written the texts in the catalogue.

Tuesday 21 November, 5.30 pm Meeting with the works of Flòra Vàgi and Karin Roy Andersson illustrated by Nichka Marobin.

Tuesday 28 November, 4.00 pm, Meeting with Carla Riccoboni and her works, introduced by Mirella Cisotto Nalon.

Tuesday 5 December, 4.00 pm, Meeting with Barbara Uderzo and her works, introduced by Mirella Cisotto Nalon.

Tuesday 12 December, 5.30 pm, meeting with the works of Bettina Speckner illustrated by Luisa Bazzanella Dal Piaz.

All meetings will be held at the Oratory of San Rocco, Via Santa Lucia, 59 in Padua


Here are some of the works by the artists on display:


Barbara Uderzo - ring

Karin Roy Andersson - brooch

Bettina Speckner - brooch

Karin Roy Andersson - bracelet


Carla Riccoboni - Veli | Ph. Lino Zanesco

Bettina Speckner - brooch

Barbara Uderzo - brooch

Carla Riccoboni - necklace | Ph. Cesare Balbo

Flòra Vàgi - brooch

Flòra Vàgi - brooch




"My 30th anniversary as a dealer/gallery in contemporary jewelry. To celebrate that occasion I have decided to choose the theme RED. RED being my favorite color for as long as I remember."
The exhibition is called " Wearing RED, Ignite the Fire": 60 international jewelry artists will each show a few works in which the dominant color is RED.
“Red is the great clarifier—bright, cleansing, and revealing. It makes all other colors beautiful. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red—it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.” (Diana Vreeland)

Exhibition Address: 72 Warren Street, New York City (Tribeca)

Opening Hours
Mon. Nov.13 to Sat. Nov.18 noon - 7.00pm ; Sun. Nov.19 noon - 5.00pm

I have invited Nichka Marobin, art historian and curator from Italy, to lecture about RED and its many associations ( love, anger, lust, war, blood, religion, passion etc. )
That lecture, "The Game of Red Tarots", will be held on Wednesday Nov.15 at 4.00pm at the exhibition space: 72 Warren Street

The lecture “The Game of Red Tarots” will focus on a cultural and historical journey throughout the color red. The color red is conceived as a tarot-card draw. Each card can be read and interpreted in many different ways, depending on which side one picks up the card. The lecture will show an overview of the different meanings of the color red from Ancient times up to modernity, highlighting its cultural, social and visual impact in our lives.

Nichka Marobin will also lecture on the Morning Bark, “Les Métissages | allotropy proximity and multiformity in fashion and jewelry”.
The lecture will focus on the research project started in 2014 and published by The Morning Bark -the blo(g)azette founded by Nichka, investigating the life of forms and their migration in the field of fashion and contemporary jewelry. The lecture will display a series of combinations and the pairings illustrate the extensive vitality of this hybrid territory where ideas collide and coincide from two different artistic sides.
This lecture will take place Nov.17th at 10.00am at the Jewelry Library, 1239 Broadway, top floor.

Here are some of the works on display:





Sunday, 22 October 2023 12:07

'Satellite' by Stephen Bottomley

‘Satellite’ is a solo show of contemporary art jewellery by Stephen Bottomley accompanying the ‘Moon Impact’ exhibition at the Museum Reich der Kristalle, Mineralogischen Staatssammlung of Munich, Germany.

As the ‘Moon Impact’ exhibition explores the history of the universe through the lenses of geology and mineralogy, my work in ‘Satellite” aims to respond to the diversification of materials in the 20th and 21st Centuries, inspired by Space age technologies and innovations, while reflecting on the impact of the synthetic materials on the new Anthropocene.

Works are made from a range of manmade materials:
Egyptian faience: a low-fire mixture of ceramic materials containing clay, sand, colorants, frits, and soluble salts traces
Copper Metal Foam: developed for use by NASA in their rocket engines and heat exchangers, enamelled
Diamond dust: a by-product of industrial tool making
Sintered alloys: materials made from the 3D powder metallurgy process known as sintering. Including Aluminium alloys

Space_brooch | Stephen Bottomley

Heat Exchanger side | Stephen Bottomley


Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:10

Devotional Jewellery in Barcelona

AGC, the Italian Association for contemporary jewellery, takes to Barcelona the exhibition Devotional Jewellery | Gioiello Devozionale. Pensieri Preziosi 17 from Padova, through a new setup in the exhibit hall of the famous Escola Massana.

The opening is scheduled for Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 6.30 pm at the Escola Massana headquarters, Plaça de la Gardunya, 9 and can be visited until 13 October according to the opening hours of the art and design center located at Raval, right behind the Boqueria Market.

With the project started in Padua at the San Rocco Oratory for the 17th edition of Pensieri Preziosi/Precious Thoughts event, an important international festival of contemporary jewellery, the curators Mirella Cisotto Nalon and Maria Rosa Franzin have developed the idea of Elena Alfonsi, thananalogist, identifying a contemporary focus on devotional jewellery.

A broad view of the concept and meaning of loss aimed at the loss, the sudden, total and permanent lack of an affection; however, collective themes also emerge, such as the destruction of forests, the extinction of animal species and, in some works, the desire not to lose artistic techniques that collect the cultural significance of a land.
The exhibition features the works of over 80 international artists, selected from a great number who responded to the AGC Call, together with some invited artists: Jivan Astfalck, David Bielander, Stephen Bottomley, Helen Britton, Sébastien Carré, Jürgen Eickhoff, Arata Fuchi, Kadri Mälk, Judy McCaig, Kazumi Nagano, Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Marianne Schliwinski, Alejandra Solar, Tanel Veenre, Silvia Walz.

The organization of the exhibiting circuit is the result of the collaboration of the Spanish/Catalan and Italian members of AGC with the support of the Acción Cultural Dpt. of Escola Massana Art and Design Center, the Direction of Contemporania the CCAM Consorci de Comerç, Artesania i Moda de Catalunya and the JORGC - Official College of Jewellers, Goldsmiths, Watchmakers and Gemologists of Catalonia.

AGC website:


Following the works of some authors selected for the exhibition:


Nomoto Misaki, necklace

Thalau Birgit, brooch

Houtman Maya, pendant

Kiskite Lauryna, brooch

Cristalove, brooch

Fuchi Arata, earrings

Alejandra Solar, brooch

Rios Cova, pendant - earrings - ring


Monday, 28 August 2023 13:29

Lins Ria



Amazement at interpersonal relationships and the adaptability to the diversity of our society are threads that can be found throughout my work, and these threads can take on a variety of colors. Wearability and, above all, the way jewels behave are primordial in the design.

Photographs of my work are just a fraction of their presentation. It's a pity to not be able to feel my pieces. They are extremely tactile and soft. They feel like fabric and the movement they make when you walk is very poetical and unique.






Next generation sequence
necklace | silver
5 necklaces
5 necklaces | silver and gold
Until the last drop
From the series Changing Colors
necklace | silver
From the series Changing Colors 2
necklace | silver
A handfull of dreams
brooch | silver





Pubblicazioni / Publication




Thursday, 10 August 2023 12:18

Sébastien Carré



Vegetation, Animal, and Mineral are all combined in objects reminiscent of organic forms and landscapes.

Mixing materials in order to create a symbolic life in an object by using interactive mediums allows me to wake up a body which tends to be more insensitive due to an over-communicativity of society.

Time is an essential aspect of the work being made. Through the moments spent making, wearing and connecting with people, I find deeper connections. It is an immaterial patrimony that I am trying to spread in order to make us realize how much we are all bound together.

When conceiving and making work I put meaning in every shape, every color, every texture. Each part is meaningful in my own mythology that I decided to express through visual language, not with words.

Celebrating diversity will make us grow. In the story of the living, if no cells decided to mix and cooperate instead of trying to destroy each other, life would have never grown to produce human and our own self.

Let’s Cherish the diversity in our small world, being together is already a treasure.




organic landscape #4
necklace - 2022 | japanese paper, beads, jasper thread, cotton, nylon
organic talisman
necklace - 2022 | Japanese paper, cotton, nylon
brooch - 2022 | beads, onyx, nylon and steel
organic landscape #6
bracelet - 2022 | beads, leather, cotton, silk, nylon and elastic thread
organic landscape #5
bracelet - 2022 | beads, Japanese paper, silk, elastic
Forever with us
necklace - 2022 | jet, pearls, silk, beads, nylon
From the darkness come the light
brooch - 2021 | japanese paper, ruby zoisite, beads, nylon, steel
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