Traditional craftsmanship, contemporary research and design are all aspects of the same creative process, and are closely linked to each other.

The knowledge, mastery and safeguarding of the competences of the fathers is a task that allows the children to progress without renouncing their own identity, but we have to offer the new generations the tools to develop and consolidate their own expressive language, and not to repeat dogmatically what they have learned from tradition.
One learns from the elders, but should speak with one’s own voice.

The school I founded has always been inspired by this concept since its beginnings in 1985.

Giò Carbone, school founder and principal.

Ragazzi in laboratorio di oreficeria

ANNUAL COURSES

A teaching method that combines technical competences, artistic research and contemporary design.

LAO COURSES

A teaching method that combines technical competences, artistic research and contemporary design.

All the courses are designed and structured so as to respond to the needs of all the students, with a large number of lesson hours. More than 20 teachers (artisans, artists, designers, professionals) work with the school, and others are invited every year for talks and seminars.

The number of students admitted to the courses is always limited, so as to allow the teachers to follow every student closely, encouraging them and developing their strong points.

The lessons are taught in Italian, and foreign students are required to have a certain knowledge of the language.

Courses in other languages can be arranged at the request of small groups.

Artistic research, design and craftsmanship are closely-linked, sometimes hard to differentiate. One without the others would not make sense, and each has its roots in the others.

Schools and academies should support and promote artistic research and contemporary design, but also preserve and transmit crafts traditions and skills.

In 1985, with the organization of the first goldsmithery courses, we were inspired by these simple considerations, and the same method has since been extended to the design courses.
Our students learn solid technical foundations which allow them to experiment with new personal creative processes in keeping with our times.

Over the years this approach has been assimilated and shared by other schools, and by many other people who are involved in jewellery in other ways.

Artistic research, design and craftsmanship are closely-linked, sometimes hard to differentiate. One without the others would not make sense, and each has its roots in the others.

Schools and academies should support and promote artistic research and contemporary design, but also preserve and transmit crafts traditions and skills.

In 1985, with the organization of the first goldsmithery courses, we were inspired by these simple considerations, and the same method has since been extended to the design courses.
Our students learn solid technical foundations which allow them to experiment with new personal creative processes in keeping with our times.

Over the years this approach has been assimilated and shared by other schools, and by many other people who are involved in jewellery in other ways.

COURSE DETAILS

GOLDSMITHERY COURSES

The golden rules to learn while playing, to create while studying, to progress while teaching. Jewellery creation with traditional and contemporary techniques.

DESIGN COURSES

Plan, design and create in freedom. Professional visualisation of jewellery ideas.

CAD COURSES

View and modify your ideas as many times as you want. Digital production of prototypes.

STONE-SETTING COURSES

The sophisticated technique of stone-setting. Precious stones set in desired objects.

ENGRAVING COURSES

The art of drawing on metal. The magic of the engraved drawing.

FIRED ENAMEL COURSES

Fired painting on metal.


FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK
Ogni anno l'approccio artistico al complesso tema del gioiello viene esplorato attraverso un concetto specifico e con la selezione di artisti della scena internazionale.
28 APRILE - 2 MAGGIO