Imagen2Sunyoung Kim
Korea, 1986

Winner, AUTOR JOYA Award and Gioielli in Fermento Award 2016

Plants are beautiful because they represent the fleeting moments when they appear and disappear alongside the existence of a process of revival to the next life. Even though plants are delicate, the process indicates an energy that reflects the strength of life. Thin and flexible metal plates, used for construction work, become hard and tense and this process is comparable to plants that grow in rugged natural surroundings.

Brooch - Silver.


Imagen1Liana Pattihis
1961, United Kingdom

Winner Gioielli in Fermento 2016

This latest collection is inspired by found images depicting flora and fauna. The images are chosen for their visual composition or specific aesthetic elements and are given a three dimensional 'chained interpretation', thus turning them into wearable pieces of jewellery. Unlike the making process used in preceding work, each enamel colour is separately fused and fired on the chain and the piece is then constructed from the previously enamelled chain. This allows the piece to evolve with the different types of chain and colours mixing and intertwining, translating the image into a pixelated relief of textured layers.

Necklace - Silver trace chain, silver cable chain, enamel.


Imagen3Jelizaveta Suska
1989, Latvia


In my work I use a lot of colour to express another spectrum: the spectrum of emotions. When I begin to craft each piece, the material is hot and dynamic but after a while, it becomes still, like a metaphor of a moment becoming a memory. When looking at my work, people often say my pieces look like ice or unknown minerals. I celebrate the idea behind the material. That is why I use valuable metals like gold, gold plated silver and titanium for the rear of the brooches and other supporting details.

Brooch - Marble, gold plated sterling silver.


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