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Barbara Uderzo

Jeweller
Published: 11.11.2016
Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2012. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, campari cap, magnetic arrow, fiche. 5.6x4.8x5 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2012
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, campari cap, magnetic arrow, fiche
5.6x4.8x5 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2012. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, campari cap, magnetic arrow, fiche. 5.6x4.8x5 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2012
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, campari cap, magnetic arrow, fiche
5.6x4.8x5 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2012. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, white coral, carnelian. 7.2x4x4.5 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Ring: Blob, 2012
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, white coral, carnelian
7.2x4x4.5 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli

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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob (front view), 2013. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, carnelian. 6.3x4.5x2.7 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob (front view), 2013
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, carnelian
6.3x4.5x2.7 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob (back view), 2013. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, carnelian. 6.3x4.5x2.7 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob (back view), 2013
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, carnelian
6.3x4.5x2.7 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2013. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, crystal, shells. 6.9x4.8x2.8 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2013
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, crystal, shells
6.9x4.8x2.8 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2013. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, freshwater pearl, shell, porcelain. 6.2x3.7x1.8 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2013
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, freshwater pearl, shell, porcelain
6.2x3.7x1.8 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2013. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, coral, shell, ceramic and resin. 5x5.5x6 cm. Photo by Sergio Maraboli. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2013
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass, coral, shell, ceramic and resin
5x5.5x6 cm
Photo by Sergio Maraboli
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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Glucogioiello. Marshmallows. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Glucogioiello
Marshmallows
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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Glucogioiello–candy chain. Marshmallows. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Glucogioiello–candy chain
Marshmallows
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Blob House by Barbara Uderzo
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2011
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Barbara Uderzo. Brooch: Blob, 2008. Plastic, strass sphere, stainless steel. 11,5 x 14 x 3,5 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Brooch: Blob, 2008
Plastic, strass sphere, stainless steel
11,5 x 14 x 3,5 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob, 2006. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass. 7,3 x 5 x 2,7 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob, 2006
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass
7,3 x 5 x 2,7 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob rings -food, 1996. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, china, fluorescent plastic donut 
. 4 x 3,3 x 1,6 cm
. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass 
. 3,6 x 3,4 x 1,7 cm 
. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, ancient glass 
. 3,6 x 3 x 1,7 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob rings -food, 1996
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, china, fluorescent plastic donut
4 x 3,3 x 1,6 cm
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, glass
3,6 x 3,4 x 1,7 cm 
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, ancient glass
3,6 x 3 x 1,7 cm

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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Bijoux-Chocolat –Boules, 2004. Dark chocolate, pure gold foil. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Bijoux-Chocolat –Boules, 2004
Dark chocolate, pure gold foil
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob ring –incredible, sushi girl, 2008. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, vanadinite, found objects. 4,3 x 6,4 x 4,1 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob ring –incredible, sushi girl, 2008
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, vanadinite, found objects
4,3 x 6,4 x 4,1 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Piece: Free.zero -nuage, 2004. Snow, rope. Necklace-object. Barbara Uderzo
Piece: Free.zero -nuage, 2004
Snow, rope
Necklace-object
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Candycandle, 2000. Scented wax, silver, wick. ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm. photo sequence about 2 hours. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Candycandle, 2000
Scented wax, silver, wick
ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm
photo sequence about 2 hours
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Candycandle, 2000. Scented wax, silver, wick. ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm. photo sequence about 2 hours. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Candycandle, 2000
Scented wax, silver, wick
ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm
photo sequence about 2 hours
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Candycandle, 2000. Scented wax, silver, wick. ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm. photo sequence about 2 hours. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Candycandle, 2000
Scented wax, silver, wick
ca. 5,5 x 15,6 x 2,6 cm
photo sequence about 2 hours
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Succulent, 2007. Wood (ebony macassar), earth, turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus, conophytum. ca. 10 x 2,6 x 3 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Succulent, 2007
Wood (ebony macassar), earth, turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus, conophytum
ca. 10 x 2,6 x 3 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Ondina infinita (wavelet chain), 2002. Silver (rhodium electroplating. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Ondina infinita (wavelet chain), 2002
Silver (rhodium electroplating
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Deinos, 2006. Silver electroforming (ruthenium electroplating). 2,9x 3,6 x 3,5 cm
. 5,9 x 2,4 x 4,9 cm
. 4,7 x 2,2 x 3,2 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Deinos, 2006
Silver electroforming (ruthenium electroplating)
2,9x 3,6 x 3,5 cm
5,9 x 2,4 x 4,9 cm
4,7 x 2,2 x 3,2 cm

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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Bigolì, 2006. Silver (ruthenium electroplating). Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Bigolì, 2006
Silver (ruthenium electroplating)
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Mineralogica, 2003. Silver (rhodium electroplating), obsidian naturally sandblasted. 2,7 x 4,7 x 2,6 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Mineralogica, 2003
Silver (rhodium electroplating), obsidian naturally sandblasted
2,7 x 4,7 x 2,6 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Glucogioiello –uno è vero, 2004. Pure liquorice, meteorite. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Glucogioiello –uno è vero, 2004
Pure liquorice, meteorite
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Snark, 1994. Electroforming, gold electroplating. 3,9 x 5 x 1,8 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Snark, 1994
Electroforming, gold electroplating
3,9 x 5 x 1,8 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Snark, 1996. Electroforming, gold electroplating. 3,9 x 6,8 x 1,8 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Snark, 1996
Electroforming, gold electroplating
3,9 x 6,8 x 1,8 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Snark, 1996. Electroforming, gold electroplating. 10,4 x 3,9 x 1,5 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Snark, 1996
Electroforming, gold electroplating
10,4 x 3,9 x 1,5 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Necklace: Chain -gilettina, 2004. Gold. Barbara Uderzo
Necklace: Chain -gilettina, 2004
Gold
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Blob ring –incredible, destiny, 2008. Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, found objects. 5,5 x 6,4 x 5,5 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Blob ring –incredible, destiny, 2008
Silver (rhodium electroplating), plastic, found objects
5,5 x 6,4 x 5,5 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Splash, 2000. Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating). 4,9 x 4,3 x 3,6 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Splash, 2000
Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating)
4,9 x 4,3 x 3,6 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Splash, 1999. Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating). 7,9 x 5,8 x 3,7 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Splash, 1999
Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating)
7,9 x 5,8 x 3,7 cm
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Splash, 2000. Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating). Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Splash, 2000
Silver electroforming (rhodium electroplating)
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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Succulent, 2002. Wood (walnut), earth, turbinicarpus alonsoi with flowery. 10,6 x 2,8 x 2,8 cm. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Succulent, 2002
Wood (walnut), earth, turbinicarpus alonsoi with flowery
10,6 x 2,8 x 2,8 cm
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Statement

Idea. I create objects to wear arising in particular from intuitions and ideas. My collections of rings, for instance, include the succulent rings - containing little plants to water, the blob rings - plastic entanglement withholding objets trouvés. Among the necklaces, instead, are the wavelet chains and the rockies chain, all in silver or the bijoux-chocolat - jewels made of chocolate.
Materials. I make my jewels not only with precious metals but also and above all with materials like plastic, wood, paper, sugar…I like to work with raw materials, to reach an insight and to get hints from them to carry on further trials. I’m convinced that every material has its own identity and my aim is to discover it and reveal it.
Leitmotiv. The main theme of my search, the visible tie between all my jewels, is organicità, the magmatic character of material and the sensuousness of surfaces.
Humour. My work supposes engagement but involve also game and fun; often people say about my jewels that they are playful and ironic. The little mouse who peeps out from a brooch, the giant marshmallow necklaces, the image of Diabolik who seems to break out from a bracelet, the marabou's feather on a ring are just a few examples of this aspect of my jewels.
Ergonomics. The making of my jewels inspire me to create ornaments to wear; although exuberant in forms and dimensions, they take into account wearability, they consider evaluating weights and balances against human morphology (incredible blob rings, deinos rings, bigolì…).
Mutation. I have tried to explored different paths, creating for instance “ephemeral projects”, that I like to define “changing”: candycandles – wax monoliths meant to melt and release a silver ring, bijoux-chocolat - necklaces formed by great dark chocolate pearls starting to melt when they get in contact with the skin, free.zero - jewels made of snow that slowly turn into water.
Performance. During the last few years I have travelled to different towns with “tempting” suitcases full of candies and other delicacies: I create live glucogioielli threading gummy candies that can be perforated with a thread and, selecting flavoured bon-bons, I create jewels that people can wear.

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In 1990, after attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Barbara Uderzo started her work with jewels, both in the artistic and in the industrial design field.

Since then, she constantly carries out researches and experiments, creating unique pieces that are exhibited in the circuit of European Art Galleries and published in various magazines and books.
She works in cooperation with different gold jewellery companies, designing and creating prototypes of new precious collections. Besides, she combines her designing and creation activity with teaching and training in design schools.
Interested in multiple aspects of contemporary life, she conducts experiments with different materials, ranging from craft techniques to industrial technologies, then she enriches her work with artistic performances.

The materials from which she draws inspiration are, apart from metals, plastics, wood, paper or ephemeral materials like chocolate, sugar, ice and snow.
Her work focuses mainly on the conceptual aspect of creation: the idea of the project becomes an object related to the body. The jewel is a perceptual and sensory experience (bijoux-chocolat & glucogioielli, free.zero), a starting point for transforming events (candycandles, succulent rings), a narrative scenery in which miniature objects start to speak (blob rings) or else a silent witness of different geological and mineralogical findings (mineralogica, chains).

She lives and works between Creazzo (Vicenza) and Milan.

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2016:
Exhibition  20 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016  MILANO - GIOIELLI ALLA MODA.
Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Highlights from Gioielli in Fermento in New York.
Exhibition  24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016  DIALOGHI: Italy - Japan.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
Exhibition  02 Apr 2016 - 19 Feb 2017  W. Women in Italian Design.
Exhibition  23 Jan 2016 - 01 Jun 2016  Skin. The surface of the jewel.
2015:
Exhibition  04 Dec 2015 - 08 Dec 2015  Divieto di caccia.
Creativity oggetti, Torino, Italy
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  The Legacy Award by Alliages at Joya Barcelona.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2015 - 28 Sep 2015  Dialoghi, a cura di agc.
Istituto di Cultura, Museo del Gioiello, Kofu, Japan
Exhibition  18 Sep 2015 - 08 Dec 2015  Gioielli di gusto.
Palazzo Morando, Milano, Italy
Award  29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015  Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Exhibition  03 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015  Dialogues Italy-Japan.
Exhibition  08 May 2015 - 26 Jul 2015  Omaggio a Donatello - Gioielleria Contemporanea.
Exhibition  03 May 2015 - 20 May 2015  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2015.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2015  Impressions.
2014:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2014 - 28 Dec 2014  European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014  The New Italian Design.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Creativity Contest: The Posing Jewel.
Exhibition  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.
Award  30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  Cominelli Foundation Award 2014.
Exhibition  04 Jul 2014 - 05 Jul 2014  Food Culture & Slow Art: L’arte che rappresentail gusto.
2013:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2013 - 07 Nov 2013  Barbara Uderzo: Jewels on the hills.
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Open call  28 Sep 2013 - 12 Oct 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2013 - 13 Oct 2013  FANTASTICI! Contemporary Italian Jewellery.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2013 - 11 Oct 2013  FiloRossoXParis.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2013 - 11 Aug 2013  The New Italian Design.
Exhibition  25 May 2013 - 05 Jun 2013  Barbara Uderzo selected for GIOIELLOINARTE.
Exhibition  12 Apr 2013 - 12 Apr 2013  Barbara Uderzo: Open doors of “The Blob House”.
Exhibition  05 Apr 2013 - 24 Apr 2013  FiloRosso 2013.
Exhibition  09 Feb 2013 - 02 Jun 2013  The Food Project: The shape of taste.
Exhibition  08 Feb 2013 - 05 May 2013  The New Italian Design 2.0.
2012:
Exhibition  23 Nov 2012 - 25 Nov 2012  Barbara Uderzo: Open doors of “The Blob House”.
Exhibition  01 Oct 2012 - 18 Nov 2012  Menú.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2012 - 30 Sep 2012  Barbara Uderzo at La Città dell’Architettura.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2012 - 09 Sep 2012  Barbara Uderzo: Blob Rings at Macef.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation's: Permanent Collection.
Exhibition  13 Jul 2012 - 09 Sep 2012  European Prize for Applied Arts 2012.
Exhibition  05 Jul 2012 - 20 Jul 2012  Barbara Uderzo: O si è un'opera d'arte o la si indossa.
Exhibition  29 May 2012 - 01 Jun 2012  Precious MicroCosmi.
Exhibition  26 Jan 2012 - 29 Jan 2012  Barbara Uderzo: Blob Rings at Macef.
2011:
Exhibition  02 Dec 2011 - 18 Dec 2011  Barbara Uderzo: The Blob House.
Award  10 Sep 2011 - 02 Oct 2011  Cominelli Foundation Award 2011.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2011 - 11 Sep 2011  Barbara Uderzo: Blob Rings at macef.
Exhibition  13 May 2011 - 17 Jul 2011  Mario Pinton International Award: I edition.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2011 - 16 Apr 2011  Open doors of Barbara Uderzo’s studio: “The Blob House”.
Exhibition  27 Jan 2011 - 30 Jan 2011  Barbara Uderzo: Blob Rings.
2010:
Exhibition  11 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 2010  Opening of Barbara Uderzo’s studio: The Blob House.
Award  12 Sep 2010 - 03 Oct 2010  Cominelli Foundation Award 2010.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2010 - 01 Aug 2010  Precious Titanium: technology and ornament.
2009:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2009 - 21 Nov 2009  FORM vs MATTER.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2009 - 08 Nov 2009  The bijou through the ages and contemporary goldsmith research.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2009 - 25 Oct 2009  Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery.
Exhibition  21 Mar 2009 - 26 Apr 2009  Barbara Uderzo: Rings etc..
2008:
Exhibition  07 Sep 2008 - 05 Oct 2008  New play in art – the unexpected jewel.
Award  20 Jun 2008 - 22 Jul 2008  FiloRosso Competition 2008.
Exhibition  27 Mar 2008 - 18 Apr 2008  Gioiello Italiano contemporaneo.
2007:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2007 - 03 Dec 2007  PapierSchmuck.
2006:
Exhibition  08 May 2006 - 10 Jun 2006  Colourful jewels.
2005:
Exhibition  15 Dec 2005 - 08 Jan 2006  De Rebus Naturae.
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