For the ninth time the international contemporary jewellery contest GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO – Fermentation in jewellery – was held. This year the theme of the contest is SEARCHING FOR QUALITY. The competition is organised by the city of Castel San Giovanni in cooperation with the Italian Association of Contemporary Jewellery (AGC). Eliana Negroni is the founder and curator of the exhibition. “My daily horizon is with wineyards covered hill in the Val Tidone valley – red, clayey ground and chalky veins of the Po River in the Piacenza province, the Emilia – Romagna region of Northern Italy. It is a source of inspiration for creative work.” For the first round of the competition 120 artists applied from all over the world. 50 works that was selected by the jury made the basis of the exhibition and also participated in the competition for the first place. It is a real “fermentation” in the world of jewellery art. The exhibition opening was on May 12 in the villa Braghieri Albesani, in city Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy. Villa Braghieti Albesani was built in the 17th century, Baroque style. In 1809, the villa became property of the Criminal Court of Piacenza – Pietro […]
8 must visit art places in Riga old town. Riga art checklist for Oldtown I work in the gallery and one of my integral pleasures of life is art and culture. It brings me the knowledge, strength and full attitude of love to life. I would like to offer you my favourite art route in the Old Town, which I walk through to see, get to know and find out about the latest in the field of Latvian culture. Riga’s oldtown is the historical and geographic centre of Riga that in itself is architectural artwork – thus it has been named by UNESCO as world heritage site. To the list – it has been put in such an order to make sure you don’t go in circles, but some small detours to see some more magnificent buildings in Riga Old town.. On the way you’ll be able to enjoy art, see and visit small & exquisite boutiques, works of local craftsmen, small cafes and street vendors. This is the ultimate contemporary art guide of our oldtown for arts connoisseur. Stop 1: Art Gallery PUTTI Established in 2000 and initially working to promote Latvian contemporary jewellery artists, it has grown into […]
Model: Daria. Tann Model ManagementPhotograph: Andrey Losevich. Osy StudioStyle: Tatjana HudikaMake-up: Veronika KrasovskaHair: Alina Zakrevskaya. Colours & CurlsJewellery: Art Gallery PUTTI
Brooch from Agita Putāne personal collection.Brooch author: Reka Lorincz Arriving at Munich strong wind and rain greets us. It is a bit mood killer, because running from one exhibition to other isn’t so enjoyable in this kind of weather. But it’s not worth being angry with things you can’t change. I have decided to visit 30 exhibitions in 2 days and I have three goals: Find artists whose works fit into my gallery and projects See great exhibitions (artworks, scenography, atmosphere) Meet friends (artists, gallerists), in evening go to restaurant with them and chatter about this and that. SCHMUCK 2019 I decided to start with a visit to the MESSE MUNCHEN, where The SCHMUCK 2019 exhibition can be seen. I already had decided to report on this exhibition. I wanted to put the report on all social networks so that the public that continues to be conservative in their views, ideals and lifestyle habits could meet the contemporary jewellery challenge of SCHMUCK 2019 and the relevant contemporary galleries in the world. I bought the ticket and went to the exhibition in good mood, began to explore, took the phone out of my purse to take pictures when two “carberi” came […]
In March issue, SANTA magazine stunning Ieva Treija is wearing beautiful “Deep Blue Sea Anemone” brooch from exhibition “Contemporary Past”.Brooch author is Flora Vagi (Hungary).
The times when the idea of 3D printed jewellery seemed like from science-fiction movies is over. Nowadays, more and more jewellery artists “print” their jewellery. This certainly does not mean that the work would remain less, on the contrary – since the 3D printer is able to create the exact up to the smallest component, a multifaceted preparatory work is required, which undermines the fact that 3D printed appearance disappears the artistic touch.In order to create jewellery from gold, silver, bronze, copper and brass, a specially created 3D printer is used. This technology is based on a modern 3D print technology, as well as traditional metal casting, i.e. the 3D model wax is printed, a form established, the wax is burnt replacing it with 14k or 18k gold. There is also an opportunity to print gold, silver, brass, bronze jewellery using the powders prepared by these metals. Jewellery artists choose the 3D printing method to make their jewellery lighter and easier, more comfortable to wear on everyday basis, others are fascinated by the involvement of new technologies in centuries of old art.
Jewellery artists use mammoth tusks and camel bones in their work.1. Mammoths extinct as the climate deteriorated and the ice age ended. The longest mammoths survived in modern Alaska and north-eastern Russia, where they could also be seen 3000 years ago. A broad search for mammoth tusks is taking place in Siberia at the Kolyma River. Searchers go to Siberia in the summer, when the sun never sets. This is the time when the top of the ground unfreezes and the workers have access to the remains of mammoths. Big water pumps are rinsing the ground and looking for bones. It seems that the bones of mammoth tusks literally comes out of the ground. Some tusks reach up to 4 meters in length. Later they are broken up into pieces. At the jewellery artist workshop, the material with this rich history is created, polished and adjusted to the continuation of the story of this bone. Thousands of years old story have got a new turn in it’s way and companions – gold, silver, ebony, precious stones and semi-precious stones.2. In fact, bone plaques are used for camel carvings. By its very nature, bone carving is a small form of sculpture, […]
Since ancient times enamelling has been the only type of metal dyeing with long lasting effect that was used to decorate the surfaces of the finest metal ornaments – jewellery, crowns, scepter, armor, etc. At its core, enamel is the fusion of powdered glass to metal at high temperature. In order to achieve the required color tone, the enamel mass is added to the pigment before the heating – this allows to give the jewellery numerous variations of color gamma without using gems.Jewellery artists often uses enamelling because it allows them to add a painterly or illustrative quality to their work.
Titanium is a very light, durable, bright, corrosion-resistant material that is nowadays widely used in contemporary jewellery. Thanks to its light weight, it is possible to create large-size jewellery. It is possible to create various kinds of pins, earrings rings, necklaces from it. Basically titanium is silver grey, but when it is heat-treated or heated, it produces a variety of color shades. That’s why titanium is easy to combine with other materials – the bluish-purple tone perfectly matches the golden glow, the metallic silver color or the jewels of any color range. Titanium belongs to the category – rare metal.
SANTA magazine, March issue Foto: Liene Pētersone Model: Ketija Šēnberga MUAH: Vita Vītola Style: Iveta Vecmane Jewellery: Art gallery PUTTI
UNA magazine, February issue Foto: Liene Pētersone Style, MUAH: Signe Valtere