Passage. 2012, brooche shibuichi , silver 925 ‰, gold, harmonic steel (reticulation, oxidation, construction)
Painting with metals
Researching in the field of Japanese alloys brought me to experimentation, developing languages to express myself or different concepts or feelings. Oxidations and different patinas on schibuichi, more than a technical challenge are a way of introducing colours into metalsmithing. Mokumegane is more similar to Zen meditation than just an antique and fascinating technique. The difficult and elaborate process has an hypnotic power on the few craftsmans who come in touch with. This practice requires competence, skillness, training, equilibrium, and a lot of patience…to me the same as in alpinism. And, as for Zen, explaining is like betraying. So as regards inspirations, states of the soul and feelings, I’d prefer let the pieces speak or communicate on their own.
Fire. 2012, pendant shibuichi , silver, gold, harmonic steel
Incontro. 2012, brooche shibuichi, silver 925‰, yellow god, harmonic steel
Calix. 2013, Pendant shibuichi, silver 925 ‰, pure gold (keum-boo, reticulation, oxidation, construction) mm 100 x 80
Twist again. 2011, brooche mokume gane (silver, copper) and pure gold (keum boo)
Two. 2013, ring mokume gane (silver, copper)
Ellipsis. 2011, ring cocco wood, yellow gold, mokume (silver, copper, brass)
Light Generatrix. 2009, necklace mokume gane (silver, copper and brass), silver 925 ‰
I was captivated by the color on jewels by Stefano Rossi that I saw during last edition of JOYA in Barcelona. I especially love the ones where he counterposes geometric shapes with others that are more organic and colored.
Em va captivar el color de les joies de l’Stefano Rossi que vaig veure durant la darrera edició de JOYA a Barcelona, m’agraden especialment aquestes on contraposa les formes geomètriques amb l’altres més orgàniques i colorejades.