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Of course you are all invited to come to Mons in Belgium, where this Triennial is starting on Friday.
Italy is one of the invited countries and 4 teachers of Alchimia have been selected to participate.

BELGIQUE / BELGIË / BELGIUM
Nevin Arig, Liesbeth Bussche, Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Hilde De Decker, Marion Delarue,
Silke Fleischer, Bernard François, Delphine Joly, kuppers&wuytens, Claire Lavendhomme,
Patrick Marchal, Marta Miguel, Shana Teugels, Karen Vanmol, Nelly Van Oost

FINLANDE / FINLAND / FINLAND
Ulla Ahola, Tuija Hietanen, Sirja Knaapi, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen, Maria Nuutinen,
Inni Pärnänen, Essi Pullinen, Ari Pyörälä, Tiina Rajakallio, Jenni Sokura, Janna Syvänoja,
Nelli Tanner, Tarja Tuupanen, Tatu Vuorio

ITALIE / ITALIË / ITALY
Daniela Boieri, Giovanni Corvaja, Arata Fuchi, Doris Maninger, Stefano Marchetti,
Lucia Massei, Barbara Paganin, Marzia Rossi, Jacqueline Ryan, Giovanni Sicuro,
Fabrizio Tridenti, Barbara Uderzo, Graziano Visintin, Annamaria Zanella

We want to give some insight in the pieces that will be on show

Lucia Massei
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irector of Alchimia
weekend courses – pigments on metal

I diritti e il rovescio

‘I diritti e il rovescio’, necklace, 2013 yellow gold, silver, ancient epaulettes

” Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable”

T.S. Eliot

Is the past behind us and the future ahead ?
Present becomes instantly past when we mention it, a trail towards a future. Philosophers have debated about this concept for thousands of years.
We use time as matter:
this collection reflects a long sense of the past, even in emotional terms, where objects are re-vitalized to new life,
often in contrast with their preceding function of use: selecting and working with objects of the past in order to give them a new name,
removing them from their silent space, and giving them a new life.

ring, 2014 Victorian “steel cut “ button , white gold

ring, 2014 Victorian “steel cut “ button , white gold

 

“Orientale" bracelet, 2014 ancient epaulettes,  copper, yellow gold, silk

‘Orientale’,bracelet, 2014, ancient epaulettes, copper, yellow gold, silk

 

 

Marzia Rossi
head of the Alchimia 
intensive course program
weekend courses – acrylic glass

she is gone, necklace 2011-12 silver, beads nylon thread

 

stanze necklace, 2012 silver, agate beads, ruby beads

stanze, necklace, 2012, silver, agate beads, ruby beads

It might be possible…..
to carry a special space
where to keep those particular  lucky or scary moments
or anything that cannot be said to everyone.
A space where imagination can go far and….
depending on the moment,
take a different consistence.

My pieces long to be this space……….

ring 2014 silver, gold

ring, 2014, shibuichi, gold

 

 

Doris Maninger
director of Alchimia
weekend courses: textile techniques in metal, laces are not only for little girls

 

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‘ephemeral floating’, necklace, 2013, iron, silver, electroformed

 

 

 

 

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‘ephemerals crouching’, brooch, 2014, silver electroformed

 

Ask yourself a question and give yourself the answer – this might be contemporary jewellery for me

What am I?
How do you want to wear me?
and most of all
Why do you want to wear me?

Every material I use, every form I create is asking questions and giving answers.

 

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‘ephemeral in prison’ necklace, iron, silver electroformed

 

 

Daniela Boieri
Alchimia intensive course leader
weekend courses: marriage metal, hand engraving

 

ring, silver, gold, ruby

ring, 2014, silver, gold

 

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necklace, 2014, silver

 

If I take a look on my work, if I have to talk about it, I see and imagine how clear it should be to anyone invited to watch with me, that there’s a canon, a relationship between inside and outside.
Whether it’s cylinders or cages, I always leave a space open.
Open, free and at the same time protected.
The surface of the metal is hardened by oxidation and marked by time.
The eye wanders curious among the shapes with the knowledge that it can always come out with renewed relief and with the pleasure that this freedom of going inside and out would respect spaces and personal discretion.

with Daniela Malev

Date: November 14 to November 16,  three days 15 hours

cost: €350 + 22%VAT

for information and enrolment: info@alchimia.it and www.alchimia.it

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The infinite possibilities of fastening  is the theme of this workshop.
The importance of the needle, one of the oldest ways to drape fabric around the body – THE FIBULA – forerunner of todays brooch, will be the starting point of technical reflections around appropriate solutions for the backside of brooches.
Every brooch needs its own way of fastening, this workshop will give students the tools to invent their own fastening in accordance with the concept and the materials used in the piece itself.

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In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is the most common and also much discussed form of jewellery.
One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the needle which connects the piece securely to the body but goes beyond being a mere functional and invisible backside.
It should be an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics.

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In the workshop students make excercises to different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved.

 

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Participants should bring different materials and fragments which you would like to turn into a brooch.

 

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Daniela Malev

1972 born in Dresden

1991-94 study, work and travel in USA, Mexico, Australia

1998 diploma as classical goldsmith in Dresden

since 2002 self-employed as jeweller

2007 master craftsman´s certificate in Hanau (Staatliche Zeichenakademie)

2011 Bachelor of Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery Design in Idar-Oberstein

2014 Master of Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery Design in Idar-Oberstein

2008-09 teacher for goldsmithing in Hanau (Staatliche Zeichenakademie)

2012 and 2013 teaching assignments for goldsmithing and brooch back mechanisms in Idar-Oberstein

2014 workshops brooch back mechanisms in Alchimia School for Contemporary Jewellery, Florence

 

 

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The aim of Alchimia Gallery is to promote the  work  of Alchimia alumni by presenting, organizing and supporting events and exhibitions in Florence as well as abroad.
Through the gallery we give our students the opportunity to show their work in important international events, a precious occasion for them to understand professional working methods.

JOYA Barcelona is the main international event in Spain presenting art jewellery from around the world. The new location, the Arts Santa Monica, is this year’s frame for a unique encounter with contemporary jewellery.

A selection of student’s work from all classes is shown in our stand and it is a fantastic chance for them to experience and measure the reactions of the visitors.

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but not only Alchimia gallery is present. There is also AAC the Alchimia Alumni Collective, represented by Andrea Coderch and Catalina Gibert.

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There is also our teacher Daniela Boieri who won last year’s Joya award.

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and of course Lucia Massei, the director of Alchimia who will grant the Alchimia Award 2014.

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Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery celebrates in JOYA 2014 the fourth edition of the “Alchimia Award”, a tribute to the new faces in the world contemporary jewellery. This award, consisting of a two-week intensive course at Alchimia School in Florence, will be given to one of the promising young students from the Selected Schools that participate in this year’s edition of JOYA.

And now some pictures of the beautiful pieces shown in our stand.

Federica Sala, brooch

Federica Sala, brooch

Asuka Tagami, necklace

Asuka Tagami, necklace

Carla Movia, necklace

Carla Movia, necklace

 

Diana Pantea, ring

Diana Pantea, ring

Shenaz Erdal, brooch

Shenaz Erdal, brooch

Francesco Coda, brooch

Francesco Coda, brooch

 

Maria Ignacia Walker, necklace

Maria Ignacia Walker, necklace

 

Elena Gil, necklace

Elena Gil, necklace

 

We wish all artists good luck and success for the coming days !!!!!

Yoko Shimizu, Earings, resin, silver

Yoko Shimizu, Earings, resin, silver

 

Experimenting in Resin with Yoko Shimizu

In this course students will learn to work with epoxy resin and will be able
to experience the multiple possibilities of this material. The focus of the
course will be on the use of resin in combination with metal, the casting
(silicon molds), the incorporation of diverse materials (paper, wood, colour,
sand..) during the polimerization process, the possibilities of surface effects and finishings.
Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course, are supplied by the school.

Date of the course:  24-25-26 October 2014 (15 hours)

Duration: 15h,
Friday: from 5p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: from 10a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Yoko Shimizu, necklace, resin, silver

Yoko Shimizu, necklace, resin, silver

In questo corso gli studenti conosceranno la resina epossidica e potranno sperimentare le molteplici possibilità d’uso di questo materiale. Il corso sarà focalizzato sull’utilizzo della resina in combinazione con il metallo. Si userà la resina in colata ( casting)  con stampi in silicone, e si vedrà come incorporare diversi materiali (carta, legno, colori, sabbia ..) durante il processo di polimerizzazione.
Alla fine si lavorerà sulle varie possibilità di effetti di superficie e finiture.

 

 

 


Yoko Shimizu, nata a Tokyo, è insegnante di Alchimia da diversi anni. Si è specializzata nel gioiello in resina ed espone in gallerie in tutto il mondo, i suoi lavori si trovanno in diverse collezioni museali.
Vive e lavora a Firenze: www.yokoshimizu.it

Yoko Shimizu, born in Tokyo, is teaching at Alchimia since many years. She is specialized in resin jewelry and exhibitis in galleries worldwide, her work can be found in diverse museum collections.
Lives and works in Florence: www.yokoshimizu.it

Weekend Course on Brooching

with Daniela Malev

pic workshop brooching techniques

In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is the most common and also much discussed form of jewellery. One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the needle which connects the piece securely to the body but goes beyond being a mere functional and invisible backside. It should be an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics.

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Date: November 14 to November 16,  three days 15 hours

cost: €350 + 22%VAT

This workshop will address the back of the brooch as  essential part of the jewel itself. Students will discuss how brooches are worn, and will inquire the technical and esthetical potential of fastening devices.
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Daniela Malev is an expert in this field and has been conducting a research project on needles and fastening devices during her Master studies in gem tone and jewellery design at Fachhochschule Trier – Idar Oberstein. She is currently working on a publication treating this so important topic for jewelers and designers.

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During the class students will make excercises to different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved in accordance  with the concept, the material and the technical properties of the brooch.

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Daniela Malev

1972 born in Dresden
1991-94 study, work and travel in USA, Mexico, Australia
1998 diploma as classical goldsmith in Dresden
since 2002 self-employed as jeweller
2007 master craftsman´s certificate in Hanau (Staatliche Zeichenakademie)
2011 Bachelor of Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery Design in Idar-Oberstein
2014 Master of Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery Design in Idar-Oberstein

2008-09 teacher for goldsmithing in Hanau (Staatliche Zeichenakademie)
2012 and 2013 teaching assignments for goldsmithing and brooch back mechanisms in Idar-Oberstein
2014 workshops brooch back mechanisms in Alchimia School for Contemporary Jewellery, Florence
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December 8 to 12 – 2014

Tradition and Innovation: Filigree workshop

Is it possible to use a 5000 year old technique to make contemporary jewellery ?

Yes it is and Susanne Matschè is a fantastic teacher

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Susanne Matsché, pendant, silver, steel

 

As the dictionary tells us filigree is a delicate ornamental work of twisted gold, silver, or other wire and one of the oldest jewellery techniques and used in almost all jewellery traditions. Today it might be regarded as old-fashioned and just linked to cheap remakes of traditional pieces but in the right hands it can be of a magical beauty.

Susanne Matsché, www.susannematsche.com, Austrian, American, German jeweller, specialized in this very particular and in contemporary jewellery quite unusual technique has already given an insight in the art of filigree at Alchimia in June 2014.

It was a great success and students, some at their first arms in jewellery making, were able to realize an impressive number of pieces and samples in these five days.

June workshop Alchimia

June workshop Alchimia

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Susanne Matsché, pendant, silver

 

Dates of workshop: December 8 to December 12, five days, 30 hours

cost: € 700 + 22% VAT

workshop description:

In this workshop students will get an insight into the art of filigree. To create light, delicate pieces of jewelry, we will prepare decorative fine silver wires, make special solder alloy, and assemble wires in multiple layers.
The unusual technique of filigree is a fascinating process with its soft fine silver wire of an almost textile quality, the assembling of complex ornaments with glue on paper, the use of special tweezers and powdered solder. Over the course of the 5 days the students will have the opportunity to take the traditional technique further to develop a highly personal application out of these ancient methods…

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workshop June Alchimia

workshop June Alchimia

Susanne Matschè has been teaching workshops in this technique in schools and universities all over the world and her love for this particular kind of work is contributing to keep 5000 years of knowledge alive.

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Susanne Matsché. ring, silver

 

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Susanne Matsché. pendant, silver

 

for further information: info@alchimia.it

 

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Susanne Matsché. ring, silver