Advanced Jewellery – Second year of Alchimia’s programme:
In addition to the development and elaboration of advanced jewellery techniques, the second year programme is composed of conceptual exercises designed to provide students a more liberal understanding of jewellery. These excercises center around the creative dynamics and its language and focus on stimulating individual experimentation and research.
Lessons of freehand drawing and jewellery history complete the programme.
This gallery shows the final work of Alchimia’s second year students and you can see that material research is one of the central themes in this course.
With this work, Flora Vagi won the Talente Prize for Design at the IHM Munich in 2004. It is the outcome of an exercise with potatoes under Prof. Manuel Vilhena.
One of the concerns in Alchimia is ethical jewelry and the reuse of materials, these pieces are a great examples for upcycling.
advanced techniques like chasing and repoussè are also a focus in the second year
part of the advanced techniques are also basic stone setting and the preparation of particular metal alloys as for example Shibuichi
This necklace result of a second year conceptual exercise was chosen for Schmuck 2006, IHM Munich.