STAFF AND TEACHERS

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

Together with craftspeople with proven experience, the teaching body includes professionals, designers and teachers involved in art and contemporary jewellery and experimentation with new materials.

LAO has invented, experimented and perfected a personalized teaching method, characterized by artistic research and contemporary design but based on the technical skills needed for the work of every designer, goldsmith or artist.
Independently of what each person wants to become, it is important to learn to do it well. The school provides everyone with the tools needed to progress in a decisive way in their training. Every student is supported, encouraged and guided to give their best and to achieve their training and work-related objectives.

It is a method that allows people to achieve great results, and requires maturity, perseverance, initiative and professionalism.

LAO has invented, experimented and perfected a personalized teaching method, characterized by artistic research and contemporary design but based on the technical skills needed for the work of every designer, goldsmith or artist.
Independently of what each person wants to become, it is important to learn to do it well. The school provides everyone with the tools needed to progress in a decisive way in their training. Every student is supported, encouraged and guided to give their best and to achieve their training and work-related objectives.

It is a method that allows people to achieve great results, and requires maturity, perseverance, initiative and professionalism.

MANAGEMENT

Giò Carbone
Brooch by Giò Carbone
Giò Carbone
Founder of the school and senior teacher in the goldsmithery classes.

A self-taught goldsmith, in 1985, obeying an instinctive impulse without having other special skills except my reckless propensity to measure myself against new experiences, I started “Le Arti Orafe”, a laboratory-school the first of its kind in Italy. Its unexpected and immediate success led me to reduce my work as a jeweller to dedicate myself entirely to the school, create contents, programmes and timetables, find other teachers and set up new areas. My work with classes year after year has enabled me to expand exponentially my technical and theoretical knowledge in various areas of jewellery. In 2000. I created an exhibition space centred on contemporary research, the first gallery dedicated to jewellery in Florence, and in 2005 I set up the project “PREZIOSA – Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition”, an international event dedicated to the promotion of contemporary jewellery, which in 2015 transformed into “FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK” (FJW).

Anna Balatti
Necklace by Dongyi Wu
Anna Balatti
Vice-principal and Head of administration.
Jasmina Carbone
Brooch by Sang Deok Han
Jasmina Carbone
Co-director and coordinator of the Jewellery Design Courses, teacher of Rendering and CAD.

Passionate about contemporary jewellery, she develops projects for many fashion houses. She is a teacher authorized to award the official McNeel certification for courses in 3D modelling. She is also coordinator of the Swarovsky project “Omaggio alle donne” and of various Signity “Gem Vision” trend books, and has been a guest lecturer at the Fashion Faculty of the University of Florence.

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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