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EXPO ‘Surface and Substance’ – Electrum Gallery, London (UK) – 7 Oct.-5 Nov. 2011

 Surface and Substance

International contemporary enamel jewellery  – Curated by Jessica Turrell

Part I: 7th October to 5th November 2011 at Electrum

Over the last few years there has been a significant revival of interest in enamel with a number of contemporary jewellers developing new ways of working with enamel that enable them to create exciting and innovative work.

This exhibition showcases the work of thirty jewellers of international standing who, through a varied set of practices, take enamel well beyond its traditional boundaries.

The title, Surface and Substance, has been chosen to emphasize that while this is clearly an exhibition that focuses on the use of vitreous enamel – the surface – of equal importance is the ‘substance’ that underpins the work on display; the thinking and the research, which along with the obvious material knowledge and skill, is evident in the striking and individual pieces on show.

Artists on show at Electrum:
Ralph BakkerCarola BauerPatrizia BonatiStephen BottomleyKathleen BrowneLydia FeastKarin JohanssonJutta KlingebielAnn LittleNazan PakJacqueline RyanMarjorie SimonSilke TrekelJessica Turrell
Carola Bauer necklace – Silver, enamel, gold- 2009

Carola Bauer necklace – Silver, enamel
Patrizia BONATI - earring/brooch – 2003 – gold, white enamel
Patrizia BONATI - Brooch – Gold 18 Kt, white enamel
Stephen Bottomley – neckpiece ‘Yellow Drape’, Drape series 2007 – Steel, enamel 480 x 384 mm – photo. John K McGregor

Leila Arzaghi
Lydia Feast- ‘Chaos’ series – Vitreous enamel and white metal brooch
Marjorie Simon  (Gallery Loupe)
Nazan Pak - Foam brooches
Silke Trekel -  ‘Branching Out’  Brooch,  2010 -  chased iron, enamelled  (from ‘Spatial Structures’ exhibition)

Jacqueline Ryan 18kt gold and vitreous enamel brooch
Kathleen Browne- Double Trouble, brooch, 2002 -  fine and Sterling silver, vitreous enamel, plexiglas
Jessica Turrell – Brooch (THE ENAMEL SHOW -Velvet da Vinci Gallery)



Part II: 14th October to 12th November at Contemporary Applied Arts
Artists on show at CAA, 14 October – 12 November 2011:
Jamie Bennett, Stacey Bentley, Jessica Calderwood, Adrean Bloomard, Helen Carnac, Bettina Dittlmann, Susie Ganch, Christine Graf, Carolina Gimeno, Ike Junger, Kaori Juzu, Esther Knoble, Liana Pattihis, Isabell Schaupp, Vera Siemund, Elizabeth Turrell, Jessica Turrell, Annamaria Zanella



Electrum Gallery
21 South Molton Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629



EXPO ‘GIOIELLI IN… FERMENTO’ – Torre Fornello (regione di Piacenza, IT) – 2 Avril-30 Juin 2011

La Vigna delle Arti – Effervescenze 2011:

2 aprile – 30 giugno 2011inaugurazione sabato 2 aprile alle ore 16.30

Dal Gioiello Modulare, ospite d`onore della Vigna delle Arti di Torre Fornello, scaturiscono i « fermenti » attivi di un selezionato gruppo di autori che dialogano, attraverso la forma del gioiello, con la generosa natura agricola e la materia pregiata dei vigneti piacentini.

catalogo a cura di Claudio Franchi


Espongono gli autori:



 Eliana Negroni, coordinamento e organizzazione « Gioielli in …fermento »
Milano e Borgonovo Val Tidone, – T. 335 8083039 

Stefano Pedonesi
responsabile Progetto Gioiello Modulare
Lucca, –


c/o Az. Agr. Torre Fornello -
Loc. Fornello di Ziano Piacentino (Piacenza)
Orari: dal lunedì al sabato ore 10.00-12.00 / 15.00 -18.00 domenica: su appuntamento
T. 0523 861001 - Fax 0523 861638 


Innovation in ENAMEL jewelry – Research project by Jessica Turrell

The Innovation in Enamel Jewellery database is one of the outcomes of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)  funded three-year fellowship Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces for Jewellery.

As part of the research project extensive research was undertaken to identify a group of internationally prominent contemporary jewellers whose practice demonstrates an open and innovative approach to the use of enamel. When complete the database will feature images and supporting information on the work of approximately 30 artists. The aim of the database is to highlight the potential of enamel as an expressive and contemporary medium as well as serving as an important research tool.

The database, which is fully searchable, focuses exclusively on enamel jewellery and complements the existing archive ICVEA (International Contemporary Vitreous Enamel Archive) that is also hosted by the University of the West of England and which includes a broad range of contemporary enamel work.

Currently the database features the work of the following artists:
Carola Bauer – Germany
Jamie Bennett – USA
Stacey Bentley – UK
Patrizia Bonati – Italy
Stephen Bottomley – UK
Jessica Calderwood – USA
Lydia Feast – UK
Mirjam Hiller – Germany
Ike Junger – Germany
Kaori Juzu – Denmark
Ann Little – UK
Lianna Pattihis – UK
Jacqueline Ryan – Italy
Isabell Schaupp – Germany
Vera Siemund – The Netherlands
Marjorie Simon – USA
Elizabeth Turrell – UK
Jessica Turrell – UK
Annamaria Zanella – Italy
The following artist will be added in early autumn 2010:
Jennaca Davies – USA
Carolina Gimeno – Spain
Christine Graf – Germany
Sangeun Kim – UK
Natalia Pinchuck – USA
Barbara Seidenath – USA

Electroformed and enamelled pendants
 Jessica Turrell



 Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces in Jewellery

(UWE – University of the West England – Bristol – AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Vitreous Enamel Research Project)

Awarding body: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Awarded to: Jessica Turrell
Project duration: 1.09.2007 – 31.08.2010

The research project is based on the premise that there is huge and largely unexplored potential for innovation within the field of enamelled jewellery. By taking both a practice-led and theoretical approach the aim of the project has been to identify factors that might hinder innovation and present a series of alternative approaches that encourage a more experimental and open-minded approach to enamel.

Research Context
The practical aspects of the research project were underpinned by theoretical and contextual research into the place of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice. This included a wide-ranging visual and literature survey. Web-based research combined with a series of visits to individual practitioners in the USA and Europe as well as to significant exhibitions and collections in Europe, the UK and USA, provided a broad overview of current enamel jewellery practice. This contextual research led to the identification of a number of contemporary jewellers for whom enamel forms a significant part of their practice. A methodology was developed by which the output of these jewellers was analyzed and then allocated to one of three distinct categories. These were as follows:

Skilled (fine) – broadly work that concentrates on traditional enamelling techniques to create work for a mainstream or commercial market.

New – where the work itself engages with contemporary ideas but where enamel is used simply to add a paint-like layer of colour to the surface of the piece using only basic techniques.

Innovative – where the two practices overlap and the artist is able to demonstrate both a k

A selected group of individuals, identified through this process as falling into the Innovative category, were then invited to submit images and supporting written material to the new Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces in Jewellery database that operates alongside (and is complimentary to) the existing International Contemporary Vitreous Enamel Archive (ICVEA) currently held by the Enamel Research Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Link to Innovation in Enamel Jewellery database

The contextual and theoretical aspects of the project are examined in depth in an article for Craft Research entitled Surface and Substance – a call for the fusion of skill and ideas in contemporary enamel jewellery.
The article is available online at the following site: craft research journal online

Discussion Forum
A variety of approaches have been taken in order to stimulate debate and comment regarding the place of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice. The first of these was a discussion forum entitled ‘Innovation in Enamel’ which has involved a number of internationally prominent enamel artists all of whom demonstrate a non-traditional approach to their enamel practice. The central aim of this forum has been to highlight the potential of enamel as an innovative medium and to stimulate debate about the aesthetic, conceptual and practical considerations that govern the use of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice. The forum has operated as a members’ only project, meaning that the site can only be accessed by registered members and they alone are able to view the content and submit comment. The rational for this was to encourage those involved to freely discuss their ideas without the constraints of operating within a public arena.

Selected extracts and a summary of the discussions threads can be accessed here.

In addition to the forum site, Jessica has initiated a discussion strand -‘Surface and substance: the place of enamel in contemporary jewellery practice’, which appears on the International Art Jewellery Online Community, Klimt02 –

These two discussion strands have informed the written and theoretical aspects of the research and the production of a number of case studies.
Case Studies
The case studies feature artists who were chosen as representative of a broad and diverse range of approaches to enamel :

Innovation in ENAMEL jewelry - Research project by Jessica Turrell dans Annamaria ZANELLA (IT) bottomley_large
Stephen Bottomley, Yellow Drape Neckpiece, Laser-cut steel and enamel -(Photo: John K. McGregor)

pattihis_large dans Barbara SEIDENATH (DE)
Liana Pattihis, Coral Red Snake Chain Brooch 2009

isabell_schaupp dans Carola BAUER (DE)
Isabell Schaupp, Brooch, Enamel, copper, silver, 2009

christine_graf dans Carolina GIMENO (Chili)
Christine Graf, 2010

In order to 

promote innovative enamel jewellery to the widest possible audience Jessica is currently curating a significant international exhibition that will feature a group of jewellers identified for their innovative use of enamel. The show will begin its tour at Contemporary Applied Arts in London in late 2011, and will then travel to a number of venues across the UK including to the Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales.

Practical and Technical Research

The focus of the practical element of the research has been an investigation into the use of innovative and experimental enamelling techniques in the production of contemporary jewellery. Methods and approaches more usually associated with large-scale and panel enamelling and industrial processes have been adapted for use in wearable pieces. This investigation is supported by the development of a range of techniques that allow for the creation of three-dimensional forms that can be successfully enamelled.
The practical and technical aspects of the research fall into two main categories, these are the production of three-dimensional forms capable of being enamelled in the round and the development of enamelling techniques suitable for application to these three-dimensional forms.

Three-dimensional form trials

Initial research involved investigations into the use of three-dimensional forms created using traditional forming, construction and joining methods. The most commonly used joining technique is the use of high melting-point (or hard) silver solders. The received wisdom is that it is not possible to enamel directly over a soldered joint as the solder will discolour the overlying enamel and can in some cases cause it to come away from the soldered joint. In order to test this theory, extensive investigations were undertaken into the use of a group of silver alloy solders, which were tested for their stability and the effect that they had on the subsequent layer of fired enamel.

Although some solders gave better results than others they all visibly interfered with the enamel they were directly in contact with in some way.

As an alternative to the use of solders, fusion and laser welding were investigated. Both these methods use high levels of accurately directed heat to achieve a fused joint that does not require any additional solder. Although, to differing degrees, both of these techniques created a satisfactory join over which enamel could successfully be applied without too many problems the equipment required was not easily accessible, required outside assistance and was expensive to trial. For these reasons this avenue of research was not pursued.
It seemed that a seam free object should prove the ideal form over which to apply the enamel. There are a number of small-scale silver and copper-smithing techniques that can be employed to raise a seam-free hollow form from a flat sheet of meta,l but such methods are technically demanding and particularly difficult on a small scale. Thus this avenue of research was also rejected. Instead, the technique of electroforming seemed to offer a versatile and accessible method for the creation of 3D forms, and it became clear that a detailed investigation of the technique would prove to be the most productive strand of research.

To this end bespoke electroforming equipment was researched, designed, and built, and a series of tests undertaken. Research and trials were carried out to establish the most suitable materials and methods of production of base forms upon which metal might be deposited during the electroforming process.

Discussions took place with colleagues from the 3D Research Laboratory within the CFPR into the possibilities of creating mandrels using rapid prototyping techniques, and the indicative trials that were carried out to ascertain the suitability of the RP process to create electroforming mandrels and the potential for the medium with which the object is printed both to withstand the process and be easily removed as a core prior to enamelling. As a direction for further research these initial trials hold a lot of promise.
This collaborative strand of research was documented in a poster presentation given during the IMPACT 7 conference in 2009.

In order for the electroforming process to occur it is necessary that the surface of the object to be electroformed is able to conduct an electrical current. As a number of non-conductive materials had been identified as appropriate to this research it was therefore necessary to undertake a further series of trails to establish the most suitable electro-conductive coatings for the purposes of the project.

The final experiments in the production of the underlying electroforms was to trial all the variable of the electroforming process itself to establish the best method for the creation of a smooth and stable form of an appropriate surface and structure that would withstand the application of enamel.

Enamelling trials
In order to develop methods for the application of enamel to the three-dimensional forms resulting from the first strand of investigation, a comprehensive series of tests for the application and adhesion of jewellery and industrial enamel to two and 3D surfaces was undertaken. Stilting and firing methods for 3D objects enamelled in the round were also investigated. Methodology for the recording of technical tests has been developed and trialed and a standardized format has been developed, informed by these trials, which has been used to record the results of all tests undertaken.

Practical Outcomes
On completion of the practical trials a group of jewellery pieces were created using the methods established as most appropriate in the realization of a defined personal aesthetic. These pieces were exhibited at Contemporary Applied Art in London during June and July 2010.

finished2 dans Christine GRAF (DE)
Jessica Turrell- Electroformed and enamelled pendants

fiinished1 dans Elizabeth TURRELL (UK)
Jessica Turrell- Electroformed and enamelled pendants


The practical and theoretical outcomes of the project were disseminated by a number of methods throughout the period of the research.

A symposium was held at the Bower Ashton Campus, University of the West of England in July 2010:
Read a review of the symposium here –

Addressing an audience composed of professional makers, academics, researchers and students the symposium examined the place of enamel within contemporary jewellery practice, celebrating its potential as an exciting and innovative material. At a time when increasing numbers of contemporary jewellers are rediscovering enamel this event offered a timely opportunity for the sharing of information and ideas plus a chance to network and take part in debate.


The ultimate aim of the project has been to demonstrate the potential of enamel as an exciting and innovative material and to thus affect a change in the commonly held perception that enamel is a medium not readily associated with contemporary jewellery practice. It is anticipated that the dissemination of the outcomes of the research project Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surface for Jewellery will go some way towards the creation of an environment where the innovative potential of the material is more widely recognized, both by the jewellery community and within art education, thus allowing a more ambitious and rigorous enamel practice to flourish.


Visit the CAA exhibition page at

JessicaTurrell dans email / enamel
Jessica Turrell

« The intimate scale of jewellery is a central factor in my practice. I strive to create work that has a tactile delicacy and that rewards the wearers close attention with an intricate and detailed surface. Over recent years I have developed an experimental approach to enamel by which I seek to create work that moves away from traditional jewellery enamel practice in order to achieve a more ambiguous and expressive surface quality. » (Jessica Turrell)

Exhibitions 2010 – Showcasing a New Collection of Enamel Jewellery 18 June – 17 July 2010, London

All images from The Enamel Experience at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,


Elizabeth Turrell – cross Badges (exhibition « The Enamel Experience », Velvet da Vinci Gallery, 2008)


Image de prévisualisation YouTube


Image de prévisualisation YouTube


EXPO ‘GIOIELLI PER MILANO’ – La Triennale, Milano (IT) – 11 janv.-9 Fevr. 2011


EXPO 'GIOIELLI PER MILANO' - La Triennale, Milano (IT) - 11 janv.-9 Fevr. 2011 dans Exposition/Exhibition 165564_1752139719321_1113733022_32063231_325081_n

Mostra e catalogo a cura di Alba Cappellieri

Gioielli per Milano presenta quaranta gioielli dedicati a Milano, realizzati da designer e produttori orafi lombardi che per la prima volta hanno lavorato insieme per dedicare un omaggio orafo al capoluogo meneghino. I 40 prototipi sono stati realizzati espressamente per la mostra e rappresentano, secondo la curatrice Alba Cappellieri, professore di design del gioiello al Politecnico di Milano, “l’opportunità per mettere insieme persone e idee, maestri del gioiello e giovani designer, imprenditori e artigiani, ricerca e business, tradizione e innovazione, territorio e globalità, in quel clima di collaborazione capillare che è tipica del sistema produttivo lombardo.“

I 40 gioielli sono stati realizzati da :
Gio Alas, Alessia Ansaldi , Luigi Baroli, Patrizia Bonati , Stefano Boschiroli, Elena Bossi, Gaspare Buzzati, Giorgio Caffi, Fabio Cammarata, Giovanna Cutolo, Milli de Maria, Isabella Del Bono, Gabriele De Vecchi, Lia Di Gregorio, Martina Duvia, Manuela Gandini, Nathalie Jean, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Lorenzi + Vitale, Raffaella Mangiarotti, Sonia Martinelli, Luciana Massironi, Giancarlo Montebello, Giuliana Persegani, Federica Rettore, Karl Heinz Reister, James Riviere, Laudani + Romanelli, Beppe Pasciutti, Maddalena Rocco, Paola Strammiello, Panteha Tassi, Emanuela Tersch, Rossella Tornquist, Lucia Venino, Francesco Ventura, Giorgio Vigna, Francesca Villa, Michele Zanin

Rossella Tornquist -  Spilla in oro bianco, oro giallo e diamanti

164175_1661044499418_1636368989_1478226_3582934_n dans Giorgio VIGNA (IT)
Maddalena Rocco – bracciale- Il volto di Cibele inciso a bulino, la corona turrita, appoggiata di sbieco e in prospettiva. Il dente del Leone in marmo di Candoglia, simbolo di forza e verticale svettante delle guglie del nostro Duomo, dedicato a Maria Nascente, la continuità cristiana di Belisama e Cibele.



Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6
20121 – Milano (ITALY)
Telefono : 02 724341
email :


EXPO ‘Cominelli Foundation Award’ – Fondazione Cominelli (Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy) – 12 Sept.–3 Oct. 2010

The Fondazione Cominelli, in carrying out its cultural activities has now come up with an articulated project where it becomes a reference point for the applied arts, not only for exhibitions, but also as a place where applied art “is done”; it does this by organising workshops and conferences on the subject; of this complex panorama it has chosen to present and delve into some sectors only: photography, ceramics and jewellery.

The Fondazione Cominelli is sided by AGC which organises and promotes the event. Agc has already promoted other projects on the national territory.
Agc, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (Contemporary Jewellery Association) founded in June 2004, has, among its statutory objectives, that of drawing attention to the value of the contemporary jewellery culture and spreading it.
Contemporary jewellery today represents a sector of advanced research and experimentation of new expressive languages as well as exploiting the personal ornament concept.
In close contact with the international community, the association follows up a series of initiatives aimed at promoting a constructive and synergistic confrontation with other artistic and productive realities.
Here, for the first time, the “Premio Fondazione Cominelli” will be founded, this year referred to an international award for jewellery artists and designers and next year to the gold and jewellery areas of the Art Institutes and schools of contemporary jewellery. The first prize will be awarded to one of the participants selected for the “Premio Fondazione Cominelli” exhibition on contemporaneity in the jewellery research world.
Within this project it is important to point out the Foundation’s intention to set up a permanent collection of contemporary jewellery, following the events that will be organised there.

EXPO 'Cominelli Foundation Award' - Fondazione Cominelli (Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy) - 12 Sept.–3 Oct. 2010 dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) IRIS_BODEMER
Iris Bodemer - Primo premio 

Fabrizio-Tridenti dans AGC Italia
Fabrizio Tridenti  (Secondo Premio)


Selected artists:
Ulla Ahola, Karin Roy Andersson, Adrean Bloomard, Iris Bodemer, Patrizia Bonati, Sungho Cho, Alexa Maria Clark, Diana Dudek, Elisabetta Dupré, Beate Eismann, Flavia Fenaroli, Arata Fuchi, Joanne Grimonprez, Lisa Grassivaro, SeulGi Kwon, Iris Goldmann, Makoto Hieda, Lidia Hirte, Minna Karhu, Peter Hoogeboom, Marta Hric, Eugenia Ingegno, Marco Minelli, Marina Massone, Judy Mc Cayg, Jane Millard, Floor Mommersteg, Heiko Nakahara, Claire O’hallorane, Alessandra Pizzini, Chiara Scarpitti, Bettina Speckner, Maurizio Stagni, Silke Trekel, Fabrizio Tridenti, Jessica Turrell, Barbara Uderzo, Gabi Veit, Ingeborg Vandamme, Stefano Zanini, Giancarlo Montebello, Alba Lisca, Graziano Visintin.


Forte contributo e perfetta rappresentazione della Gioielleria Contemporanea del nostro tempo.
E` un gioiello indossabile che gioca con le tradizioni, indicando nuove possibilità nell`uso dei materiali e il loro accostamento , così carta, oro, perle e spago diventano i protagonisti della collana « INGREDIENTS » . Crea nuove proporzioni e raggiunge un alto valore estetico.
Gli anelli di Fabrizio Tridenti sono simili a piccole sculture che includono con grande sensibilità le forme geometriche in un sistema logico.
Piccole architetture in cui si fondono ombre e proporzioni, in particolare l`anello color arancio che evoca un ambiente industriale.
l`anello contiene la delicatezza nel movimento di un essere marino, e la poetica della cultura giapponese.
vi è nelle sue opere una contrapposizione di tecnologia determinata dal disegno nelle superfici e musicalità nel disegno che lei compone .
forma e superfici interessanti per l`utilizzo della tecnica dello smalto sul ferro.

Opera di Arata Fuchi
Arata Fuchi

Beate EISMANN spille del 2008/2009 Sono composti di carta fatta a mano nella quale furono incorporati pezzettini di metallo e pietre preziose



Karin-Roy-Michelle-Andersson dans Beate EISMANN (DE)
Karin Roy  Andersson

Jane-Millard dans Bettina SPECKNER (DE)
 Jane Millard


ULLA_AHOLA dans Elisabetta DUPRE (IT)

Bettina-Speckner dans Eugenia INGEGNO (IT)
Bettina Speckner

Eugenia-Ingegno dans Exposition/Exhibition
Eugenia Ingegno

Alessandra PIZZINI

Alexa Maria KLAHR

Barbara%20Uderzo dans Gabi VEIT (IT)
Barbara UDERZO




ELISABETTA_DUPRE%27 dans Italie (IT)
Elisabetta DUPRE’




Judy Mc Cayg


Makoto HIEDA


Marta HRYC

Maurizio STAGNI

MINNA_KARU dans Maurizio STAGNI (IT)
Minna KARU

Patrizia BONATI



Stefano ZANINI

Jessica Turrell

Sungho CHO

Gabi Veit


Fondazione Cominelli
Cominelli Foundation Award
Palazzo Cominelli -
Cisano di San Felice del Benaco (Lake of Garda) Italy
deadline: 30.Apr.2010


voir article : CONCOURS “Cominelli Foundation Award” (Italie) – deadline : 30 avril 2010






« This virtual exhibition presents, for the first time, the « virtual jewel community »: 250 works that, for methodological reasons, have been grouped into five macro-categories based on the material used: metal, paper, plastic, organic and fabrics. Within each of these categories however the initial heterogeneity has been preserved, as a conscious choice as well as well as to value the individuality and the geographical and semantic specificity of each piece. The works presented are those of great masters and young students alike, coming from all aver the world, characterized by different backgrounds and languages, alternately high or low technologies, manual or serial manufacture processes: the red thread that unites them all is the project, the necessary connective tissue in the contemporary babel.
Each of these works contains within it a world which unfolds before our very eyes, gifting us with the preciousness of a reflection and the emotion of a suggestion. Extraordinary pieces, for their making and the ideas behind them, from which we can sense memories of places and lives, shadows of incidental trajectories. And passion: in the form of challenge.
«  (
Alba Cappellieri)


‘METAL’ gallery : Colleen BARAN (CA), Harriete Estel BERMAN (US), Agata BIENKOWSKA (PL), Sabrina BOTTURA (IT), Patrizia BONATI (IT), Enrico CABERLON (IT), Corrado De MEO (IT), Francesca GABRIELLI (IT),  Valentina Gaia GAMBETTA (IT), Manuela GANDINI (IT), Maria GOTI (ES), Raffaele IRACE (IT), Sandra KOCJANCIC (SI), Stefania LUCCHETTA (IT), Rosalba BALSAMO (IT), Angela GERHARD (US), Ariel Matias ORTEGA (Arg.), Rossana RO (Niiro Jewelry) (IT), Barbara PAGANIN (IT), Stefano PEDONESI (IT), Gina PANKOWSKI (US),  Alessandro PETROLATI (IT), Fabrizio TRIDENTI (IT), Janos Gabor VARGA (HU), Gonzalo PALMA (Peru), Corinna COLOMBO (IT), GianCarlo MONTEBELLO (IT), Emanuela DUCA (IT), etc etc etc …

12638_1197400788560_1634701230_502161_7833041_n dans Alessandro PETROLATI (IT)
Rosalba Balsamo  – bracciale, argento, 2006 (dentro vuoto….tecnica galvanica)

2897_69334538353_695088353_1748733_5163542_n dans Angela GERHARD (US)
‘METAL’ gallery – Gonzalo PALMA Joyas (Peru) – Collar ‘Central one black city’  - Silver 950, Peridots

n1518280846_1152790_6375278 dans Ariel Matias ORTEGA (RA)
‘METAL’ gallery – Agata Bieńkowska (PL) – ‘OTCHŁAŃ /ABYSS’ white metal (alpaca silver) & plexiglass jewelry

25651_380306569916_787244916_3543948_181159_n dans Barbara PAGANIN (IT)
‘METAL’ gallery -  Harriete Estel Berman (US) – Flower Pins
« Each April Flower Brooch is a one of a kind pin constructed from multiple layers of recycled tin cans. The use of recycled materials becomes metaphorical foundation for the flower motif. Each and every petal is cut by hand, the edges are smooth, then the flower petals are lifted and twisted to make the flower petals more rigid and dimensional in appearance. » (to shop on Etsy …)

n29074566782_1193529_7005 dans Colleen BARAN (CA)
‘METAL’ gallery -  Angela Gerhard (US) – ‘Cha cha’ earrings – vitreous enamel on copper
25506_1391716065380_1006470301_1146329_1659437_n dans Corinna COLOMBO (IT)
‘METAL’ gallery – Maria Goti (ES) ‘Criaturas Marinas XI’ – oxidised silver, gold, Coral Fosilizado, cultured pearls

25414_1314627199066_1632295109_800153_5985859_n dans Corrado De MEO (IT)
‘METAL’ gallery – Raffaele Irace – ‘enigma’ ring – semiprecious stones and silver
25414_1314631039162_1632295109_800164_2149598_n dans Cynthia del GIUDICE (RA)

24068_1309841277685_1580206137_30777587_2258857_n dans Dominika NABOROWSKA (PL)
‘METAL’ gallery – Stefania Lucchetta – Silk 51 bangle – titanium

19245_1255861528733_1595446064_30655454_8197345_n dans Emanuela DUCA (IT)

GianCarlo Montebello (IT) – rings SOFTNESS – stainless steel mesh, yellow gold, stone cut-metal gems in yellow gold

13361_207639331066_623746066_2980953_6028806_n dans Emily WATSON (US)

10226_1174407533947_1640828533_492148_6290065_n dans Exposition/Exhibition
Barbara PAGANIN (IT) – Vasi Alchemici . Collana in argento patinato e vetro soffiato a lume

24976_362516287748_149648387748_3657576_6426224_n dans Fabrizio TRIDENTI (IT)22451_1231656505708_1058002920_30580152_7488017_n dans Francesca GABRIELLI (IT)
Gina Pankowski (US) – New Architectonic Necklace – silver
Rossana RO  (Niiro Jewelry)

19878_325220210947_628670947_4563215_7865013_n dans GianCarlo MONTEBELLO (IT)n1040760246_303173_457 dans Gina PANKOWSKI (US)
Janos Gabor VARGA (HU)Hatch’ ring in progress
Fabrizio TRIDENTI - ‘chs2′ ring 2007- oxidized silver, enamel

12410_323198903413_640018413_3437335_2813121_n dans Gonzalo PALMA (Peru)
Corinna Colombo  – « Spinosa » di nome e di fatto, collana realizzata con fili di rame e di ferro di diversi diametri

Dominika Naborowska (du blog panie Pfor...)
Dominika Naborowska (PL) – necklace (le blog Panie-Przodem c’est elle ! :-) )

12938_1306769987935_1191110743_30942883_5227870_n dans Harriete Estel BERMAN (US)
Emanuela Duca- ‘petals’ necklace – oxidised silver, diamonds 


EXPO ‘Italian Jewellery’ – The Scottish gallery, Edinburgh (UK) – 2-30 juin 2010


TSG - The Scottish Gallery  

Fabrizio TridentiBenjamin LignelGiovanni Sicuro

Maria Rosa FranzinAdrean BloomardPatrizia Bonati

Graziano VisintinGianCarlo MontebelloElisabetta Dupre



Following the success of Contemporary Jewellery from Italy, a touring exhibition curated by Rita Marcangelo, The Scottish Gallery is delighted to present a showcase of some of the finest jewellers from this exhibition.

Adrean Bloomard, Patrizia Bonati, Elisabetta Dupre, Maria Rosa Franzin, Benjamin Lignel, GianCarlo Montebello, Giovanni Sicuro, Fabrizio Tridenti, Graziano Visintin

Fabrizio TridentiGiovanni Sicuro
Fabrizio Tridenti – ring
Giovanni Sicuro - Brooch, 2009 – silver, hollow construction enamelling


Adrean BloomardElisabetta Dupre
Adrean Bloomard – Amphora – 2009, pendant, gold, copper, enamel
Elisabetta DuprePendant - oxidised silver, gold


GianCarlo MontebelloPatrizia Bonati
GianCarlo Montebello – Rings ‘Softness’, 2009 -stainless steel mesh, precious metal cut gems
Patrizia Bonati - Ring – gold, enamel


The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ  (UK)
Telephone 0131-558-1200
Fax 0131-558-3900



EXPO ‘Titani preziosi – tra tecnologia e ornamento’ – Triennale di MILANO (Italia) – 17 juin-1er aout 2010

Titanium Jewellery exhibition, Triennale di Milano -  until August 1st

 Mostra “Titani preziosi” tra tecnologia e ornamento

EXPO 'Titani preziosi - tra tecnologia e ornamento' - Triennale di MILANO (Italia) - 17 juin-1er aout 2010 dans Barbara PAGANIN (IT) 27869_1417393987494_1011955782_31228060_5921904_n

La mostra presenterà i numerosi campi di applicazione del titanio : dal design all’arte, dal medicale allo sportswear, dall’automotive all’arredo, dall’edilizia alla purificazione dell’aria, proprio perché molteplici sono le qualità di questo materiale, dalle alte prestazioni tecniche e dall’allure high tech.

Il Dal 18 giugno al primo agosto la Triennale di Milano ospita la mostra
Emma Francesconi-  bracciale in titanio
Viola Vecchi - anello in titanio (Fotos : Fondazione Politecnico di Milano)

Francesconi_02 dans Barbara UDERZO (IT)
Emma Francesconi-  bracciale in titanio   (detaglio)

Stagni_01 dans Exposition/Exhibition
Maurizio Stagni - anello 

Nella sezione « Gioielli », il titanio e le tecnologie utilizzate per la sua lavorazione diventano occasione di riflessione progettuale da parte di 33 tra maestri e giovani designer del gioiello, in un confronto materico giocato sul filo della sperimentazione e della ricerca. Grazie alle opere esposte verranno mostrate le tecniche di lavorazione del metallo tramite tecnologie di formatura e di finitura (Direct Manufacturing, Microfusione, Stampaggio a caldo, Metal Injection Moulding, Taglio laser, Sabbiatura, Pallinatura, Burattatura, Elettrolucidatura dolce); e di colorazione (Ossidazione Anodica, Anodic Spark Deposition, Physical Vapor Deposition). Scelte tecnologiche che influiscono sul design e sulle caratteristiche estetiche che vanno a innovare il settore.

Toyofuku_01 dans Fabio CAMMARATA (IT)
Natsuko Toyofuku (JP) - anello

La sezione “Gioielli” presenta 33 gioielli realizzati da :
Alessia Ansaldi, Patrizia Bonati, Massimiliano Bonoli, Fabio Cammarata, Monica Castiglioni, Giovanna Cutolo, Gabriele De Vecchi, Michela Fornasari, Emma Francesconi, MariaRosa Franzin, Manuela Gandini, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Stefania Lucchetta, Stefano Marchetti con Roberto Zanon, Valeria Masconale con Caterina Passaro, Giancarlo Montebello, Michela Nosè, Barbara Paganin, Karl Heinz Reister (DE) , Carla Riccoboni, Ivana Riggi, James Riviere, Maurizio Stagni, Panteha Tassi (Iran), Natsuko Toyofuku (JP), Rossella Tornquist, Fabrizio Tridenti, Barbara Uderzo con Augusto Gentile, Viola Vecchi, Giorgio Vigna, Michele Zanin e gli studenti del corso di perfezionamento in design del gioiello del Politecnico di Milano Stefano Pellicioli e Serena Savi.

Tridenti_01 dans Fabrizio TRIDENTI (IT)Tridenti_02 dans Giorgio VIGNA (IT)
Fabrizio Tridenti - anello 

Il bracciale in titanio realizzato da Giovanna Cutolo.Il
Giovanna Cutolo - bracciale in titanio 
Panteha Tassi (Iran)- bracciale in titanio  (Fotos : Fondazione Politecnico di Milano)

Michela Nosè - anello in titanio 
Stefania Lucchetta - anello in titanio  (Fotos : Fondazione Politecnico di Milano)


Poi, sezione “Arte” e sezione “Proprietà funzionali.

Tutte le opere esposte saranno raccolte nel catalogo della mostra pubblicato da Electa e curato da Alba Cappellieri.

 »In Italia -racconta la curatrice Alba Cappellieri, professore di design del gioiello al Politecnico di Milano- i primi gioielli in titanio risalgono agli anni Settanta quando l’incontro tra Pietro Pedeferri, che sperimentava la colorazione elettrochimica del titanio, e l’orafo James Riviere, nel 1972, determino’ un nuovo corso per il gioiello in titanio. Ma esclusi pochi audaci pionieri il gioiello di titanio ha poi suscitato scarsa curiosita’ tra i designer orafi ».
 »Da qui -aggiunge Cappellieri- la scelta di far realizzare un gioiello in titanio a trentuno progettisti orafi italiani costringendoli a confrontarsi con questo materiale e con le sue tecnologie: maestri e giovani designer, cui si sono poi aggiunti due studenti del corso di perfezionamento di design del gioiello del Politecnico ».

Gioiello dans Italie (IT) 

Fabio  Cammarata – anello titanio

Michela Fornasari - collana in titanio  (Foto: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano)

Alessia Ansaldi  —  Massimiliano Bonoli —  Barbara Uderzo con Augusto Gentile

Franzin_01 dans James RIVIERE (IT)
MariaRosa Franzinspilla

Paganin_01 dans Karl Heinz REISTER (DE)Paganin_02 dans Manuela GANDINI/Manuganda (IT)
Barbara Paganin

Riviere_01 dans Maria Rosa FRANZIN (IT)
James Riviere

Riviere_03 dans Maurizio STAGNI (IT)
James Riviere – détail

Tornquist_01 dans Michela FORNASARI (IT)Tornquist_02 dans Michela NOSE (IT)
Rossella Tornquist


VOIR tous les bijoux de l’EXPO : ICI


Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6
20121, Milano (Italia)
Tel +39 02 724341

Martedì – Domenica ore 10.30-20.30,
Giovedì – Venerdì ore 10.30-23.00
Inaugurazione il 17 giugno alle ore 18.00
17 giugno / 1 agosto 2010


EXPO ‘Archeo-gioielli contemporanei’ Museo Archeologico di Anzio (IT) – 30 mai-6 juin 2010

La mostra« Archeo-gioielli contemporanei«  si terrà al Museo Archeologico di Anzio (IT) dal 30 maggio al 6 giugno.  Per partecipare a questa iniziativa l’artista deve realizzare un gioiello contemporaneo con qualsiasi tipo di tecnica e materiale ispirato alla classicità romana, iscrivendosi entro oggi, 10 aprile 2010, all’indirizzo mail

EXPO 'Archeo-gioielli contemporanei' Museo Archeologico di Anzio (IT) - 30 mai-6 juin 2010 dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) 27815_1380532406222_1619292128_959537_1841931_n

Una esposizione significativa sia da un punto di vista culturale che territoriale; quella che può sembrare una contraddizione, l’archeologico-contemporaneo, costituisce in realtà un confronto forte tra passato e presente la cui finalità espositiva è quella di mettere in dialogo l’arte classica con il gioiello contemporaneo.
Il concetto che si vuole sottolineare è che l’Arte, come tutta la Storia, è un continuum temporale, e dimostrare così che, anche se con linguaggi differenti, la capacità espressiva e i concetti che sono alla base di essa restano sostanzialmente invariati nel tempo. A conferma di ciò basta osservare l’evoluzione del gioiello contemporaneo che è sempre più spesso ospite dei più importanti musei grazie alla sua altissima espressione artistica. 


Lista degli artisti selezionati:

29715_1386939446394_1619292128_977233_601069_n dans Angelo LOMUSCIO (IT)

« ….proclamazione del bando di concorso : terzo posto per  Anna Fornari, medaglia d’argento per Eugenia Ingeno, ma la vetta del podio spetta alla mitica Luisa Bruni e al suo “Times Old Roman”. Una menzione speciale per “Vestale” di Francesca Gabrielli, bellissimo.  » (site « jewelleryEscape« )

29715_1386962366967_1619292128_977249_2621097_n dans Annamaria IODICE (IT)
Francesca Gabrielli - ‘Vestale’ - Resina, smalto e argento

32226_1483477768281_1273952589_1370574_3124796_n dans Appel a candidature / Call for Entry
Luisa Bruni - « Times Old Roman » anello argento resina e sabbia (1er prix ! :-) )

19878_325212575947_628670947_4563207_5170830_n dans Corrado De MEO (IT)
Janos Gabor Varga - Mirror Pendant – marble, silver

30399_1308036940691_1223600712_30675742_5652494_n dans Elisabetta DUPRE (IT)
Luigi Mariani - « Sito » spilla argento- ossidazioni-elementi oro giallo

32277_109371845776355_100001106193640_68015_2698055_n dans Exposition/Exhibition
Federico Vianello – Arche-tipo e Arche-tipa (!!  :-)   )


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cliquez sur brochure/catalogo pour le catalogue de l’exposition !


Museo Civico Archeologico – Anzio
Villa Adele,
Via di Villa Adele 2
00042 Anzio (provincia di Roma) (Italie)
Tel. 06/98499408-407 fax. 06/9848392


EXPO/MOSTRA ‘Natura e Artificio’ -Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno (IT) – 27 avril- 3 mai 2010

L’idea di questa mostra nasce dall’ interesse che gli artisti orafi hanno mostrato già nel passato, per il mondo della natura, in particolare per quello floreale; questo interesse ha segnato la nascita a cavallo di due secoli, di uno stile forte e deciso che in Europa è stato comunemente conosciuto come  “Art Nouveau”. E’ a quello spirito di innovazione e discussione che ci ispiriamo, non a caso nato poco dopo la rivoluzione industriale ed in contemporanea ai nuovi materiali, alle nuove tecnologie… ai nuovi pensieri.

livorno EXPO

Chiediamo quindi agli artefici (che vorranno contribuire con la loro partecipazione al nostro progetto) di confrontarsi con il tema della natura, interrogandosi sul naturale (o innaturale) significato di artificio. Sarà poi interessante vedere quale è oggi, nel gioiello contemporaneo, il nuovo punto di vista : quali le forme dell’artificio più consone a rappresentare la natura, quale il punto di contatto (o rottura) tra il naturale e l’ artificiale.
Il locale espositivo è prestigioso e si presta molto bene per una manifestazione del genere, è un’ampia struttura in acciaio e vetro molto moderna e super attrezzata dotata di vetrine illuminate (di varie misure), posta in un bellissimo giardino.
Nell’ organizzazione dell’evento, che ha il patrocinio e il sostegno della Provincia di Livorno, siamo stati coadiuvati dal Garden Club di Livorno che parteciperà presentando, per l’ inaugurazione, composizioni floreali di impostazione contemporanea.
I partecipanti potranno inviare un massimo di tre opere (di cui almeno una obbligatoriamente sul mondo dei fiori o delle piante, mentre le altre due potranno avere come soggetto la natura in senso lato) . Ogni autore presenterà un breve testo critico (verrà esposto nelle vetrine e stampato nel catalogo insieme alla foto dell’opera) che possa aiutare a mettere in evidenza la relazione esistente per l’autore tra natura e artificio. Ci auguriamo che ciò serva a chi parteciperà per crescere nel confronto, e ai visitatori per abituarsi ad osservare le opere esposte con un occhio più contemporaneo, più consapevole dei cambiamenti e delle spinte che oggi indirizzano la ricerca in tutti i campi.
A tale proposito il pubblico voterà le tre opere più meritevoli, parallelamente ad una giuria di addetti ai lavori. Le opere selezionate verranno segnalate in catalogo, e sarà interessante interrogarsi poi sulle eventuali discordanze di giudizio. Firmatari del progetto: Corrado De Meo, Federico Vianello, Walter Romani, Carlotta Gambineri, Stefano Pedonesi, Fabio Corsini

Partecipants from Alchimia:  Anja Eichler — Gabi Veit — Ktty Kao — Satita Rojpojjinarat  — Nadege Roscoe-Rumjahn — Carissa Hsu — Catalina Brenes  — Malaika Najem — Lucia Massei
Corrado De Meo, “Peonia Aurea”  -
first price public selection

« The exhibition “Natura e Artificio” organized by the Tuscan section of AGC (Contemporary Jewelry Association, Italy) and the Garden Club Livorno opened on Tuesday 27th of April in the delicious location of Villa Henderson in Livorno.
It is the first exhibition of contemporary jewelry in Livorno and the affluence was amazing.
The idea of this exhibition comes from the interest that goldsmiths always showed for the natural world, especially for flowers, and we wanted to show to the public contemporary interpretations. We asked the authors to confront themselves with the theme of nature, questioning the natural or unnatural meaning of artifice.

The exhibition had no selection, all authors who wanted to join the project could do it. The reason for this as Corrado Demeo – Pluto, chairman of the Tuscan AGC explains, is that we do not intend to create events and exhibitions for experts, rather we want to present open spaces where it is possible to bring the audience in contact with a variety of expressions, in order to grow a sensibility for contemporary confrontation.
The quality revealed by this exhibition is simply determined by the energies devoted to the organization and the self-responsability of the participants.

Three works were selected by a jury, that did not have to agree but each juror chose the piece he considered most valuable according to the theme of the event and his own criteria. Also the public of the Vernissage was asked to choose their preferred piece and the visitors took this task extremely seriously by taking notes and examining all the pieces on exhibit with great attention.
The only false note was the bad weather, but at the end also this brought people to closer relations being forced to cramp under the few roofs in the wonderful garden.
 » (Doris Maninger)

EXPO/MOSTRA 'Natura e Artificio' -Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno (IT) - 27 avril- 3 mai 2010 dans AGC Italia 25422_1322416553024_1609157137_736981_616973_n

18369_1252208543110_1166423138_30624999_8223037_n dans Angelo LOMUSCIO (IT)

Stefano Pedonesi – Ciondolo « La forza della natura »: Argento, sabbia colorata, cemento, mattone, plexyglass, plastica, corniola » / The power of nature » Pendant: silver, colored sand, cement, brick, plexyglass, plastic, carnelian
Corrado de Meo – ‘Eldorado’ – paper, acrylic paint, gold leaf

30936_1351932770911_1609157137_799620_1270370_n dans Anja EICHLER (DE)30936_1351933050918_1609157137_799627_2517792_n dans Annamaria IODICE (IT)
Corrado de Meo

30936_1351940531105_1609157137_799637_6889978_n dans Catalina BRENES (Costa Rica)30936_1351940571106_1609157137_799638_1515920_n dans Corrado De MEO (IT)
Angelo Lomuscio

30936_1351940451103_1609157137_799635_2244725_n dans Exposition/Exhibition30936_1351971371876_1609157137_799729_7060614_n dans Fabio CORSINI (IT)
Annamaria Iodice – collana ‘Natura’
Graziano Barzetti

30619_1352941036117_1609157137_802935_3974351_n dans Federico VIANELLO (IT)28188_428037522951_213131087951_5481583_153820_n dans Graziano BARZETTI (IT)
Massimo Ottavio Pavan - « la germogliazione » anelli di corian
Zero43 – ‘BORLOTTI IN SCATOLA’ – spilla in acciaio, argento, oro, perle e diamanti.

30936_1352027893289_1609157137_799844_6462368_n dans Isabell SCHAUPP (DE)
Patrizia Bonati

30936_1351940331100_1609157137_799632_2397353_n dans Italie (IT)
Maddalena Rocco

biamau01-200x300 dans Lucia MASSEI (IT)catbre1-300x199 dans Maddalena ROCCO (IT)
Maura Biamonti – “Olivo” – oxydized silver earrings
Catalina Brenes - untitled, bracelet- iron and silver
Simonetta Giacometti - ‘Unheimlich 1′  brooch, recycled plastic, silver, steel
Michalina Owczarek -  earring – silver, threads

isasch01-200x300 dans Malaika NAJEM (Liban)
Isabell Schaupp (DE) – brooch, wood, silver, enamel
Rallou Katsari (GR) “florentine”- silver, paint, pigment

Solveig Linke (DE) – “Blossom and Caducity”- latex,silver,glas,flowers.

la-bella-addormentata-190x300 dans Massimo Ottavio PAVAN (IT)
Lucia Massei - ‘la-bella-addormentata’

30936_1351964651708_1609157137_799715_6275941_n dans Maura BIAMONTI (IT)
Malaika Najem

30936_1351970971866_1609157137_799722_5619789_n dans Michalina OWCZAREK (PL)
Federico Vianello  – cactus ring

30936_1351971171871_1609157137_799725_6022398_n dans Paolo MAZZESCHI (IT)
Anja Eichler - ‘Moscatelle 45′

30936_1351971531880_1609157137_799732_3567433_n dans Patrizia BONATI (IT)
Paolo Mazzeschi – collana

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo
Villa Henderson
Via Roma 234
57100 Livorno (Italia)
tél : 0586 266711