jacqueline ryan at antonella villanova

British born, based in Umbria since 2001, Jacqueline Ryan is greatly inspired by nature in various forms with delicate scales and subtle movements. Her sketches and paper models for her jewelry designs are works of art themselves. Details are translated into beautiful organisms recalling the geometry found in nature, transformed into intimate sculptures. Ryan makes… Read More jacqueline ryan at antonella villanova

“interno” lucia massei / pizzi cannella at antonella villanova

Interior is a new exhibition at the Galleria Alessandro Bagnai / Antonella Villanova Gallery in Florence showing the work of 2 Italian artists, Florentine jeweler Lucia Massei and Roman painter Pizzi Cannella, both using silk through a collaboration with the Antico Setificio Fiorentino. The exhibition, through September 14, 2013, was first presented at the Design… Read More “interno” lucia massei / pizzi cannella at antonella villanova

inside the contemporary jewelry collection of palazzo pitti’s galleria degli argenti, florence

Tucked around a far corner of the upper level in the Treasury of the Grand Dukes (formerly known as the Galleria degli Argenti – The Silver Museum) of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence is an important collection of contemporary jewelry. I take my jewelry design students there every term to see this varied collection in… Read More inside the contemporary jewelry collection of palazzo pitti’s galleria degli argenti, florence