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.

pic workshop brooching techniques

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

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

 

 

September 2014

Nunome Zogane: Antique Japanese Inlay Technique
Teacher: Elisa Deval
Date: 26-27-28 September
Cost: 400€+ VAT Tax

Creation of the base texture on metal using Mekiri-Tagane
Execution of a silver (or gold) inlay on the metal sheet based on ones individual design.
Polishing of the metal sheet with sand paper and stone.
Introduction to the use of the Rokusho coloring technique.

Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course are supplied by the school

 

October 2014

Creating Jewellery in Resin: Free Experimentation with Cast Epoxy Resin
Teacher: Yoko Shimizu
Date: 24-25-26 October
Cost: 350€ + VAT Tax

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

December 2014

Tradition and Innovation: Filigree workshop
Teacher: Susanne Matschè

Date: 8-9-10-11-12 December
Cost: 700€ + VAT Tax

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…

Tools and materials are not included in the course fee and have to be provided by the students

 

January 2015

Pigments on Metal: Experimentation in Mixed Media
Teacher: Lucia Massei
Date: 9-10-11 January
cost: 400€ + VAT Tax

Introduction to colours/pigments and demonstration of various colouring techniques on metal:
hot acrylics, pigments and their application, resins, (mixed media), chemical thinners and adhesives. rolling mill stamping, flame gilding.
Realization of one or more coloured jewels using silver/copper/brass
Gold leaf , silver leaf, pigments, acrylics and non-precious metals
are supplied by the school.
Each student should bring his own personal tools.

 

Acrylic Glass: Methods for Application in Jewellery
Teacher: Marzia Rossi
Date: 23-24-25 January
Cost: 350€ + VAT Tax

Introduction to the techniques of working with acrilyc glass:
sawing, mat polishing, shiny polishing, 
bending with heat, application of colour, joining with glue.
Realization of one or more jewels combining metal and acrilyc. 
This course is both for beginners 
and those who  have experience in jewelry making.

Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course are supplied by the school

 

March 2015

Creating Jewellery in Resin: Free Experimentation with Cast Epoxy Resin
Teacher: Yoko Shimizu
Date:13-14-15 March 2015
Cost: 350€ + VAT Tax

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

 

Pigments on Metal: Experimentation in Mixed Media
Teacher: Lucia Massei
Date: 20-21-22 March
cost: 400€ + VAT Tax

Introduction to colours/pigments and demonstration of various colouring techniques on metal:
hot acrylics, pigments and their application, resins, (mixed media), chemical thinners and adhesives. rolling mill stamping, flame gilding.
Realization of one or more coloured jewels using silver/copper/brass
Gold leaf , silver leaf, pigments, acrylics and non-precious metals
are supplied by the school.
Each student should bring his own personal tools.

 

Acrylic Glass: Methods for Application in Jewellery
Teacher: Marzia Rossi
Date: 27-28-29 March
Cost: 350€ + VAT Tax

Introduction to the techniques of working with acrilyc glass:
sawing, mat polishing, shiny polishing, 
bending with heat, application of colour, joining with glue.
Realization of one or more jewels combining metal and acrilyc. 
This course is both for beginners 
and those who  have experience in jewelry making.

Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course are supplied by the school

 

May 2015

Acrylic Glass: Methods for Application in Jewellery
Teacher: Marzia Rossi
Date: 22-23-24 May
Cost: 350€ + VAT Tax

Introduction to the techniques of working with acrilyc glass:
sawing, mat polishing, shiny polishing, 
bending with heat, application of colour, joining with glue.
Realization of one or more jewels combining metal and acrilyc. 
This course is both for beginners 
and those who  have experience in jewelry making.

Tools and non-precious materials as well as handouts on the course are supplied by the school