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I have been working with metal for many years having learned from my father who was a master engraver, without welding or casting and this allows for more direct contact with metals, for example working with aluminium, chasing light effects through engraving and the use of precision machinery, always creating pieces based on my original designs, reworking each piece by hand.

Therefore most came from my father's atelier and tools (models, gypsum molds, ciselled plaques, any kind of metal ornamental object, steel dies, tools and mechanical spare parts... hung everywhere). After graduation and employment years, I shifted to high technology education in computer aided manufacturing.

Mixing different knowledge basis and strong attraction towards fine and applied arts, I never cease to study and find my own sign, a personal reading between past and present. Today I am focused on manufacturing know-how coming from my family's metalworking background to preserve it in a fruitful way for next generations of designers.

I really would like to let people know, in present and future time, the way we are working and creating pieces of jewellery represents a set of manifestos, they are here to stay, to transmit a way of thinking, a way of interpreting the reality of materials, a way of possessing beauty or emotions or fears or complains, and let them be revealed. What each one of us make in jewellery is a single trace, to match others' traces and further human interactions, looking for more tuning. Contemporary jewellery in our society may represents an important way to improve synchronicity, fine tuning, in social life.

Born in Milan, Italy 1966, grown up in a family of master engravers. I graduated in 1990 from the Milan State University, and worked in organization and decision support systems for seven years. I went back to studies in 1998 to learn gold and silversmithing and has been working on various metal engraving techiniques and on my own aluminium jewelry design for more than ten years. In 2009, I moved to the rural area of Emilia Romagna: matching contemporary jewelry with what the mediterranean region has to offer has become one of my primary objectives.  I am also a member of AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) and have been curating Gioielli in Fermento, an international jewelry competition and annual exhibiting project, since 2011. I still know how to run all equipments in the former workshop of my father in Milan.

 

Social Sciences degree; Cad-Cam, Selca, Renishaw software expertise; Cisgem Milan gemmology stage certificate, courses at Gamec BG and Umanitaria MI (art history), at Centro Studi Gioiello (pottery with N.Frigerio), in Tuscany with Prof. A.Pacini (archeometallurgy and granulation, etruscan goldsmithing techniques); AIS Milan and Emilia sommelier graduated.
AGC - Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo member.

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