FILIGREE IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY

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Filigree was incorporated into jewelry since 3,000 BC, but only few people know today these ancient methods of fabrication. Although the technique and the process taught at the course are traditional, the real challenge will be to incorporate the filigree into contemporary jewelry.

During the 3-day intensive workshop, students will learn the basics of the filigree technique, from preparing their own metal threads to uniting them at their points of contact. Using special pliers they will curl, twist and weave pure silver yarns to create complex patterns. Also, students will study the special types of welding for this technique and will experiment with different types of threads, patterns and joints to create ornaments with a modern design.

Duration Program Cost* Lecturer
3 days Thursday- Saturday 325 Euro Valentina Caprini
21 hours 10:00 - 17:00

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Prerequisites: No prior experience is required.
* VAT not included.

VALENTINA CAPRINI

Born in 1982 in Verona (Italy), Valentina Caprini completed in 2012 her bachelor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence under Ruudt Peters. Her research continued with an exchange in 2013 at the Estonian Academy of Arts of Tallinn in the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department under Tanel Veenre.

In the Academy she was also so fascinated by the course on the ancient Filigree, a meditative way of working tiny metal threads, that once back home she specialized in this technique directly from the artisans in Campo Ligure, Genova (Italy).

Nowadays she’s happily working as independent jeweler at Officine NORA in Firenze (Italy) and she’s available for private lessons of metal work and Filigree technique.