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torch

I am a jewellery artist and independent writer, researcher and curator based in the UK.

I grew up in Italy, where I soon discovered I fitted in like a square peg in a round hole. So, at the age of 20, I moved to the UK and, after graduating in English Literature, I pursued diverse careers in publishing, hospitality and archaeology. Until my mid-thirties... when jewellery found me, leading me to complete a second degree in Three-Dimensional Design and Craft at Colchester School of Art and a research Master's (MA by Project) at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Design and Architecture.

My work spans jewellery to writing, researching and curating, and mentoring and teaching. Importantly, they are for me just different manifestations of making, equally central to my personal and spiritual growth and the process of making me in an art practice that is, in the same way Italian writer Italo Calvino referred to literature, " an existential function, ... a search for knowledge"*. This "wisodm as practice"**, as defined by the contemporary German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, is then by default slow and mindful, not only of the provenance, destination and context of each project, but also of my natural cycles of thinking, making and, most crucially, reflection.

For more information and details about exhibitions and publications please click here for a full CV.

 

Six Memos for the New Millennium (1988) Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, p.26

** The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as Practice (2010), New York: Columbia University Press

 

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