A course in coloring techniques

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.

Teacher: Lucia Massei


Lucia Massei, bracelet: metal mesh, fine gold leaf, pigments, acrylic, resin

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

Lucia Massei, mixed media and flame gilding

Lucia Massei, mixed media and flame gilding

Lucia Massei Curriculum Vitae

1962 – Born in Pisa, December 16

1981: B.A. in Jewellery design at the State Art Institute of Florence.
1985: M.A. in Fine Arts and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence (Italy) .

Working experiences
1984/’93: Illustrator Consultant for the publishing houses in Italy.
1990/’93: Design for jewellery collections for the Paolo Gucci Company – New York – USA
1991/’94: Teacher of Jewellery Design at the Arti Orafe in Florence.
1994/’95: Designer of Jewellery Collections for the Moonlight Company in Florence
1994/’97: Teacher of Jewellery Design at the Centro di Formazione Professionale della Provincia di Firenze (CFP). Teacher of Functional Object at CFP
From 1998 to now: With Doris Maninger co-founder and co-director of “ALCHIMIA”, Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.
2001: Lecture at Hiko Mizuno College , Tokyo, Japan
Since 2003 to now: Co-Curator and organizer of the Alchimia-Stand at the Inhorgenta Jewellery Fair, Munich, Germany
Curator of ” Alchimia Art Jewellery from Italy ” Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens (Greece)
Co-founder and Vice-President of the Association “Opera Rebis”, non profit association for understanding and promoting contemporary jewellery and cultural art events.
Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Italian Pavillion – ( Korea )
Co-Curator and organizer of the Exhibition – Symposium – Educational Forum “Siamo Qui-We Are Here” 14 international jewellery schools take position. Florence, Italy; Jewellery departments invited from:Italy, Israel, Germany, The Nederlads, U.S.A., Japan, Finland, Portugal, Estonia.
“Alchemic experiences” exhibition and workshop at Shenkar College of Engeneering and Design, RamatGan, Irsael – TCDC – Bangkok-
“Alchemic Experiences”: lecture and workshop “Preciousness as ideal and reality in contemporary jewellery” in TCDC (Thai Contemporary Design Center ) – Bangkok ( Thailand).



2005-2011: group exhibitions as artist and as curator in various galleries, fairs and museums in:
Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain (JOYA 2010 and 2011), The Nederlands, UK (“Collect 2009″ rapr. by Alternatives Gallery Saatchi Gallery- London, “Collect 2011”, Saatchi Gallery, London , UK rapr. By Antonella Villanova), Belgium, Greece, Israel, Korea(Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Italian Pavillion ), Japan.
“Artefiera 2010“ Bologna, Italy, rapr. By Antonella Villanova.

Solo Exhibition: ‘Unforgettable’ Gallery AntonellaVillanova, January 2012


pigments and color everywhere

pigments and color during a course


Lucia Massei: brooch Kyoto, silver, gold, pigments

pigment and mixed media on iron,  2008

pigment and mixed media on iron, 2008


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