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Gioia Clavenzani & Ivano Ghinelli

Gioia Clavenzani & Ivano Ghinelli Jewellery maker
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The beauty of raw materials

  • • Gioia and Ivano share a passion for jewellery
  • • Ivano's family is from Valenza in Italy’s ‘gold district’
  • • Gioia uses a unique wire-working technique

While Gioia Clavenzani and Ivano Ghinelli hail from very different personal and professional backgrounds, their jewellery workshop represents an effortless blend of their unique traits that, when combined, bring to life one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery. For Ivano, what they create together represents the culmination of a family story that began years ago with his father, an experienced jewellery maker and designer, while for Gioia, their craft reminds her of being a high school art student. Specialised in a multitude of jewellery making techniques, namely stone-setting, goldsmithery, and intricate metal wire work, they opened their first studio and workshop together in the hamlet of Città della Pieve in Perugia, Italy. Nature and contemporary art represent their greatest inspiration, reflected in both the materials and textures of their creations.

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Works

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Discs n°3

Discs n.3 was part of a collection on the theme of variations marked by the use of different materials on the same, simple geometrical shapes. An analogue necklace was made using extra thin pure silver wires.

Length 55 cm

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Ice n°2

The piece was exhibited in JAD’s solo exhibition “Southern Depths – Northern lights” exploring similarities and differences between deep seas and surfaces of the North and South Pole as a metaphor of the differences in human perception of reality. Using the flame, silver has been shaped on different stones and partly melted to recall the melting ice.

Length 48 cm
Length 8.8 cm
Width 9.8 cm

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Seafloor n°9

The piece was exhibited in JAD’s solo exhibition “Southern Depths – Northern lights” an observation of the delicate creatures living under Antarctica, exploring similarities and differences between deep seas and surfaces of the Earth's poles, darkness and light, transparency and solidity, strength and fragility as metaphors of the apparent contrasts of human perceptions of reality.

Length 62 cm
Length 9 cm
Width 18 cm
Height 9 cm

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Seafloor n°8

This brooch was exhibited in JAD’s solo exhibition “Southern Depths – Northern lights” exploring similarities and differences between deep seas and surfaces of the Earth's poles. The piece is made by delicate wire work mixing pure silver and coloured copper extra thin wires.

Length 8.5 cm
Width 3.8 cm
Height 4.8 cm

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Ripped Cuff n°1

The cuff was made with a group of other jewels characterized by different layers of ripped silver and copper on plain and oxidized silver, to highlight the pure beauty of the raw, natural materials.

Length 16 cm
Height 5 cm

Gioia Clavenzani & Ivano Ghinelli Jewellery maker

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