Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:55

Gigi Mariani

As part of the Celebration of 20 years of works that stimulate the soul Patina Gallery presents the work of Agc member Gigi Mariani, see link below:


Image courtesy of Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:51

Harold O'Connor

As part of the Celebration of 20 years of soul-stirring works Patina Gallery presents the work of Agc member Harold O'Connor, see link below:


Image courtesy of Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 06:02

VDW - Jewerly Selection 2021

The VDW Jewelry Selection 2021 has a long tradition and over the years has spread globally, targeting contemporary jewellery developers by stimulating creation on a specific theme. Participants come from literally all over the world and will compete in 2021 on the theme "Dazzle me!" An exhortation, with an exclamation mark, to create a piece of jewellery that captures attention and truly surprises those who look at it "straight in the eye". A challenge to play with light, colours, reflections and so much more, who knows?

The prize-winners will be exhibiting at the Venice Design Week from 9 to 17 October and among the prizes there is the possibility of exhibiting in prestigious galleries that have a section dedicated to contemporary jewellery, such as OONA gallery in Berlin, OHMYBLUE in Venice, Creativity oggetti in Turin, 15metriquadri in Udine. In addition, a communication plan dedicated to promoting the work of individual designers will be implemented through the Venice Design Week portal and media partners, which will highlight new points of view and capture the public's attention by directing it towards individual designers.

The commission is composed by Maria Rosa Franzin - Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo AGC, Anna Schetelich - OONA Galerie Berlin, Elena Rizzi - OHMYBLUE gallery Venice, Roberto Zanon architect and Professor of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts, Valeria Accornero - journalist and blogger, Marianna Serandrei - owner of Ca' Pisani Design Hotel.

DEADLINE 28 june 2021



In the last round of 2020, two AGC members were among those selected:


Laura Forte




Caterina Zucchi




Friday, 02 April 2021 12:36

Helen Britton - The Dark Garden

Galleria Antonella Villanova in Arezzo is pleased to resume its exhibition schedule on Saturday 15 May 2021, with the exhibition The Dark Garden by the Australian artist Helen Britton.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Gallery's website by following this link.


Friday, 02 April 2021 12:29


Hope - a ruler of blue is the title of the online jewellery exhibition on display until 9 April 2021 at the Reverso Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

To visualize the exhibition click here

COLD SWEAT, the title of the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, invites us to reflect on BODY, FEAR and PROTECTION in a programme that includes exhibitions projects, talks, meetings and masterclasses. The current pandemic forces us rethink our modus operandi, and the fear and uncertainty it has caused led us to choose a remarkable aspect in the history of jewellery – physical and spiritual protection – as the Biennial’s theme, and what it means in the 21st century as a subject to discuss.

The Biennial’s which is scheduled to run primarily from 16–19 September 2021with one main show opening in July and more events running until 20 November—prime aims are to encourage research into the history of jewellery by making bridges and connections with other subjects, to foster contemporary jewellery by creating new settings for exhibitions and to promote meetings and interchanges between researchers, curators, artists and students, between themselves and with the Portuguese and an international public. The Biennial also wants to urge us to ponder over the complex moment we are all going through and stress the importance of art in life and all our daily lives.


View all PROGRAMME of the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial


You can register to events at this link:

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Below are some of the events featured:

Ruudt Peters exhibition entitled AS ABOVE, SO BELOW



Talk entitled BODY, between Liesbeth den Besten, Ana Paula de Campos and Bárbara Coutinho, Moderator: João Paulo Queiroz




Masterclass entiteld FEAR with Christoph Zellweger



Masterclass entitled PROTECTION with Caroline Broadhead





Saturday, 20 March 2021 05:50

An Archivio of our own - episode 1E

An Archivio of our own
Books & thoughts streaming with: Nichka Marobin
art historian, founder of The Morning Bark
Eliana Negroni, curator of Archivio Negroni

Let's open this particular series of appointments in the Archive, with a cheerful and intriguing conversation, starting from our favorite readings ... literally precious advice unveiled from the rich Nichka's library and from the shelves that are expanding with new topics here in the Archive!

The first episode sees the cheerful flit among the following titles:

Benedetta Craveri, The Age of conversation; 2006 (translated by Teresa Waugh) New York Review Books
Benedetta Craveri, Maria Antonietta e lo scandalo della collana; 2006 Milano, Adelphi, Biblioteca Minima
Maria Sframeli (a cura di), I gioielli dei Medici dal vero e in ritratto, catalogo della mostra , Firenze, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti, 12 settembre 2003 – 2 Febbraio 2004; 2003 Livorno, Sillabe edizioni
Cindy Strauss (a cura di), Ornament as art. Avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston; 2007 Houston, The Fine Arts Museum and ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers
Helen W.Drutt English – Peter Dormer, Jewelry of our time. Art, ornament and obsession, 1995 New York, Rizzoli International Publication
The Morning Bark - blo(g)azette on art and humanities

This conversation will be in English.
If interested in its Italian version, please book the next session here:
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Una nuova conversazione in ARCHIVIO NEGRONI:
la meccanica dell'ornamento tra Italia e Giappone con Fumiki Taguchi & Yoko Takirai

#lameccanicadellornamento​ #online​

Prima Parte:
Fumiki Taguchi, Kobe, Japan
Kuchitehazimari collection

grazie a Yoko Takirai interprete per l'occasione, mi aiuta a comunicare con Fumiki Taguchi
- la conversazione si svolge in giapponese e in italiano, la traduzione in inglese sarà disponibile a breve -

Seconda Parte:
Yoko Takirai e Pietro Pellitteri, Firenze, Italy
- conversazione in italiano -

Fumiki Taguchi 田口史樹 1977, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
Vive e lavora a Kobe in Giappone, è Docente di oreficeria e lavorazione dei metalli alla Kobe University of Design.
Si è laureato nel 2005, specializzandosi nell’incisione dei metalli alla Tokyo University of Arts e studiando sotto la guida del Professor Hiramatsu. Ha intrapreso la sua esperienza accademica dalla Tokyo University of Arts e presso Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Design Academy School, Yamawaki Design Academy, Kobe University of Design.
Espone le sue opere dal 2008 in Giappone, quindi in Europa a Monaco (Micheko Gallery e Schmuck) e a Londra (Collect). Ha vinto il prestigioso Herbert Hofmann Preis nel 2013 ed è stato successivamente selezionato di nuovo per l’anno 2014 e 2016 in copertina del catalogo ufficiale Schmuck 2016. In Italia ha vinto il Premio Cominelli nel 2014 e nel 2016 è stato invitato tra gli artisti ospiti all’esposizione del concorso Gioielli in Fermento, in collaborazione con Charon Kransen Arts. Con il circuito Gioielli in Fermento ha esposto a Parigi, a La Joaillerie par Mazlo (2019) e a Riga con Art Gallery Putti (2018). Alcune delle sue opere sono disponibili in Archivio Negroni a Milano.

Collezione 'Kuchitehazemari'
Una volta compiute, abbandonando agli elementi le opere traforate in ferro, la formazione della ruggine testimonia il passare del tempo che si sovrappone alla mano dell’artefice producendo un risultato aggiunto, come se il gioiello potesse ‘fermentare’ e maturare sotto terra. In Giapponese il termine che significa ‘riposo’ e ‘fermentazione’ è lo stesso, in entrambi i sensi evoca la natura ristoratrice dell’intervento del tempo. (dall’intervista raccolta da K.Toporski sulla rivista Metalsmith, vol.36-3)

Fumiki Taguchi 田口史樹 1977, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
Lives and works in Kobe, Japan
Kobe University of Design, Associate Professor
Department of Arts and Crafts Graduate School & Under Graduate School

While studying with professor Hiramatsu Design laboratory (2002-2009) Taguchi graduated
B.F.A. and M.F.A. (2005) in Metal Carving, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts and Music and began his academic profession also at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Design Academy School, Yamawaky Design Academy, Kobe University of Design .
Exhibiting in Japan, Munich (Micheko Gallery) and London (Collect), he won the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2013 and selected again in 2014 and in 2016, with the impressive cover on the official Schmuck Catalogue. In Italy he won the Premio Cominelli Award in 2014 and has been invited to the exhibition Gioielli in Fermento 2016, courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts.
With Gioielli in Fermento he also exhibited in Paris (La Joaillerie par Mazlo, 2019) and Riga (Art Gallery Putti, 2018). A selection of his works are now available through Archivio Negroni, Milan, Italy,

About 'Kuchitehazemari' body of works
Through the exposure to the elements causing a layer of rust to form, the signs of time passing is added to the hands of the craftsman producing an addictive result as jewelry could ferment and ripe beneath the earth; in Japanese the word for sleep and fermentation is the same, implying a restorative nature of time in both cases. / from interview with K.Toporski, Metalsmith vol.36-3

Archivio Negroni


Friday, 19 March 2021 16:50

Attrezzeria Negroni. Milano.

Archivio Attrezzeria Negroni
The making-of

clip by León Del Papa videomaker
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Archivio Negroni Attrezzeria Milano

Archivio Negroni



Tuesday, 09 March 2021 12:58

Gioiello e Thanatos

Cosa intimorisce nel pronunciare la parola “morte”? Dove ne possiamo trovare il significato?
In questo nuovo appuntamento, l’esperta Maria Rosa Franzin ci condurrà in un viaggio attraverso i piccoli oggetti in cui i popoli del passato racchiudevano simbolicamente il significato dell’uomo e della sua esistenza.

“Molti anni fa avevo visto una interessante mostra sulla vita ed il quotidiano nel popolo degli Etruschi e nelle loro case dell’anima. Le forme di piccole dimensioni, proprio come piccole case, erano considerate luoghi in cui veniva raccolto il significato dell’uomo e della sua esistenza”.

Gli appuntamenti, per rispettare le norme anti Covid, sono sempre trasmessi in diretta sulla pagina Facebook ufficiale “Alla fine dei conti” e sul sito web

Anche dopo la diretta, rimarranno online ed accessibili a tutti gratuitamente sui seguenti siti web:
e sul canale YouTube “Alla fine dei conti”

Maria Rosa Franzin: presidente di AGC, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo. Ha partecipato ad esposizioni nazionali ed internazionali

Elena Alfonsi: ideatrice della rassegna Alla Fine Dei Conti.