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Hi! My name is Paola, I'm a goldsmith and jewellery designer.
I was born in Italy near the city of Naples, which has a great tradition of handcrafted jewellery and miniatures (there is the famous "street of cribs", via San Gregorio Armeno).

I had my first encounter with the fascinating world of jewelry when I was a child, during an archaeological exhibition where I saw the jewels found under the ashes of the Vesuvius. They survived not only to people, but also most of the artworks and buildings: with a great symbolic and economic value and a small size, they were the principal objects that all the people took while were fleeing.

For me, a jewel is “portable art”.

After the high school I learned the art of the coral carving at the Art Institute of Torre del…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined July 6, 2009

Favorite materials

resin, clay, polymer clay, pearls, crystals, swarovsky, wood, silver, brass, vintage trim and fabric, vintage found objects, love, brain

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About

Hi! My name is Paola, I'm a goldsmith and jewellery designer.
I was born in Italy near the city of Naples, which has a great tradition of handcrafted jewellery and miniatures (there is the famous "street of cribs", via San Gregorio Armeno).

I had my first encounter with the fascinating world of jewelry when I was a child, during an archaeological exhibition where I saw the jewels found under the ashes of the Vesuvius. They survived not only to people, but also most of the artworks and buildings: with a great symbolic and economic value and a small size, they were the principal objects that all the people took while were fleeing.

For me, a jewel is “portable art”.

After the high school I learned the art of the coral carving at the Art Institute of Torre del Greco.
For three years I studied jewelry design at the largest jewelry center in southern Italy (the "Tarì" of Marcianise, near Caserta).
In 2012 I attended a course about resin jewelry in Florence, at the Alchimia School, with the designer Yoko Shimizu.

My work was featured on websites, magazines and newspapers, as:

VANITYFAIR.IT: http://www.vanityfair.it/starstyle/style-news/2011/05/26/by-hand-torino

VOGUE.IT: http://www.vogue.it/trends/il-blog-delle-tendenze/2011/05/negozio-le-chou-chou

and more
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.102272823182.90630.99529298182&type=1


I hope that my work will communicate the joy that I feel when I make my creations.


Paola


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