ALCHIMIA CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY SCHOOL, Florence
Abrigo de piel #4
Εggshells, wood, shibuichi, 22k gold leaf, 925 silver
Making jewelry pieces allows me to express myself and connect with people in silence. It is a way to speak about feelings and emotions that I don’t want to talk about in words. Abrigo de piel series refers to my skin. The human skin is the largest organ in the body, and its main function is to protect it from the external world. At the same time, the skin is the organ that allows the body to communicate with the exterior environment by the sense of touch.
I used chicken eggshells as my main medium for this project. My pieces are the result of an experimental process, where I also used leather and wood combined with 925 silve, shibuichi and gold leaf. I work by mixing traditional jewelry and silversmith techniques.