FEDERICO

YOUR SILVER PENDANT (29/01/2017)

The workshop with Elisa was a gift for my birthday and it was one of the best gifts I ever got. Making something beautiful with your own hands is an unforgettable experience. Elisa explained everything very well and was very patient and supportive. I would definitely do it again and would recommend all my friends!

IRENE

YOUR SILVER PENDANT (29/11/2016)

Il workshop è stato molto istruttivo, Elisa è molto chiara ed esaustiva nelle spiegazioni e ti guida nell'esecuzione del lavoro senza interferire nelle scelte. La soddisfazione viene dal fatto che sei realmente tu a realizzare il tuo pendente sotto la sua supervisione. Non ultimo direi che conoscere vuol dire anche apprezzare il lavoro altrui.
Grazie Elisa

ELISA | Goldsmith

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⁠⁠⁠My story starts from a September afternoon. At the time, my mother used to own a small jewellery shop: she loved antique jewellery made from artisans as she found them full of human warmth.
I loved the way she used to live her job. That small space inside town, first of all, was a chance for her to meet people. And I was starting to feel that space a bit mine as well, even if I had been studying and teaching philosophy all that time. I used to help her with the requests, set up displays for her and looked for unique pieces. I even learned how to fix some small pieces. At that time the old goldsmiths in my town told me they had the intention to close the lab down. One afternoon, without hesitation, I called them. All I knew was that I wanted to work with my hands to give a meaning to my know-how. I grabbed the goldsmith tools for the first time and I was 30 years old. Up to then I only knew how to read a book: I was really excited. I then decided to join a goldsmith class and, later, a gemology one. From there I became a professional really fast. Now my place is a place full of tools recovered from old goldsmiths' labs. Every jewel is made following the traditional techniques and completely by hand. This is why I like to tell people that my work is time, presence, physicality and breath.

ELISA | Goldsmith


THE STORY
⁠⁠⁠My story starts from a September afternoon. At the time, my mother used to own a small jewellery shop: she loved antique jewellery made from artisans as she found them full of human warmth. I loved the way she used to live her job. That small space inside town, first of all, was a chance for her to meet people. And I was starting to feel that space a bit mine as well, even if I had been studying and teaching philosophy all that time. I used to help her with the requests, set up displays for her and looked for unique pieces. I even learned how to fix some small pieces. At that time the old goldsmiths in my town told me they had the intention to close the lab down. One afternoon, without hesitation, I called them. All I knew was that I wanted to work with my hands to give a meaning to my know-how. I grabbed the goldsmith tools for the first time and I was 30 years old. Up to then I only knew how to read a book: I was really excited. I then decided to join a goldsmith class and, later, a gemology one. From there I became a professional really fast. Now my place is a place full of tools recovered from old goldsmiths' labs. Every jewel is made following the traditional techniques and completely by hand. This is why I like to tell people that my work is time, presence, physicality and breath.
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FEDERICO

YOUR SILVER PENDANT (29/01/2017)

The workshop with Elisa was a gift for my birthday and it was one of the best gifts I ever got. Making something beautiful with your own hands is an unforgettable experience. Elisa explained everything very well and was very patient and supportive. I would definitely do it again and would recommend all my friends!
IRENE

YOUR SILVER PENDANT (29/11/2016)

Il workshop è stato molto istruttivo, Elisa è molto chiara ed esaustiva nelle spiegazioni e ti guida nell'esecuzione del lavoro senza interferire nelle scelte. La soddisfazione viene dal fatto che sei realmente tu a realizzare il tuo pendente sotto la sua supervisione. Non ultimo direi che conoscere vuol dire anche apprezzare il lavoro altrui.
Grazie Elisa

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WORKSHOP

YOUR SILVER PENDANT

Elisa, goldsmith

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In this workshop you'll make a silver pendant using geometric shapes. To help you get to know the lab and its spaces, you'll be shown the process in which the silver alloy is made and cast into an ingot. It will be the raw material used in the making of the pendant. After a brief explanation regarding the tools of the goldsmith like the rolling mill, the hacksaw, all the files of various sizes and the blowtorch for soldering, everyone will proceed and make its own jewel. Each participant will be assisted during all steps and, at the end, you'll be able to take your pendant home! You can even use it as a key ring! It will be a special one, just because you made it!

RIVA DEL GARDA, Tn

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