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Margherita de Martino Norante

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Published: 15.11.2010
Margherita de Martino Norante Margherita de Martino Norante
Brooch: Animula vagula blandula, 2009
Gauze, feathers, gold
Margherita de Martino Norante Margherita de Martino Norante
Necklace: Be careful Clementine, 2009
Silver, fabric, pearls
Margherita de Martino Norante Margherita de Martino Norante
Necklace: Be careful Clementine #2, 2009
Silver, fabric, plastic pearls
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Brooch: Bogey man, 2008
Fur, gold
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Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Wood
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Brooch: Camouflage, 2008
Wool, 22kt gold
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Pieces: Che fortuna!, 2008
Silicon, silver
Brooches and rings
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Brooch: Grandma, 2007
Silver
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Brooches: Keep quiet, 2009
Silver
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Brooch: The Wise Old Man, 2010
Cotton silvered wire, white gold
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Brooch: WAIT #1, 2009
Copper wire, shibuichi, gold
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Brooch: WAIT #2, 2009
Copper wire, shibuichi, gold
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Necklace: WAIT #3, 2009
Copper wire, shibuichi, pink gold

Statement

I've chosen to make jewellery because I was curious. It's amazing what one can be willing to wear. The wonderful thing is that everyone can decide what bonds and limits exist with his/her work: I'm looking for mine. Materials, shapes, colors, memories, the mood of the day, anything can be inspiring...

I use different materials and techniques, from fur to reconstructed coral, from silver to enameled copper wire. The element that my pieces have in common is the inspiration: the awareness that people wear clothes, masks, accessories to cover and protect their bodies and, at the same time, to reveal, hide or disguise themselves. Jewellery can be instrumental in this process, so I use it as a medium to reflect how this process works.

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Margherita de Martino Norante, 1981, Florence Italy.

Education:
1995-2000 High School, Florence, Italy
2001-2005 University of Florence, B.A. in Industrial Design
2005-2008 Alchimia, Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence Advanced Course with Manuel Vilhena Specialization Course with Manfred Bishoff, Intensive Course Textile Techniques in Metal by Arline Fish
2007 FLAGS International meeting on cultural identity, Konstfack Stockholm, presentation, exposition, workshop Workshop with Bernhard Schobinger
2011 Hand engraving course, Le Arti Orafe, Florence

Exhibitions:
2006 Alchimia end of year exhibition show,"Modo", Florence, Italy 
2007 Alchimia end of year exhibition show,via di Camaldoli, Florence, Italy 
2008 Inhorgenta Fair, Monaco, Germany | Exhibition/ Symposium/ Educational Forum "Siamo Qui/ We Are Here", Florence, Italy| Alchimia end of year exhibition show, Limonaia dei Giardini Nidiaci, Florence, Italy | ARTornamento- Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy | Grassimesse, Leipzig, Germany 
2009 Alchemic Experiences- Lorber Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel | "Lucia Massei and the Alchimists" - Gallery Slavik, Wien | I say That! You see Whaat?, artist lab, Florence | "Second Skin" - Palazzo Bertalazzone di San Fermo, Torino
2010 "Curiosando" - Galleria Il vicolo, Genova, Italy | "Rogo delle vanità - L'abito non fa il monaco", artist lab, Florence, in collaboration with AMACI | Founding 1x1 collective | “1x1 collection #1” , temporary shop,
Laboratorio 28r, Florence, Italy
2011 “Ring party”, promoted by AGC, Rotonda a Mare and Palazzatto Baviera,
Senigallia, Italy | selected for “Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery”, curated by the Cominelli Foundation and AGC, the Italian Association for Contemporary Jewellery, Cisano di San Felice, Brescia, Italy | JOYA Fair, contemporary jewellery week Barcelona with 1x1 collective | “Conceptual Jewelry” exhibition, gallery Putti, Riga, Latvia | "1x1 collection #2" conTemporary jewellery shop, at ENTR'ARTe via de' Serragli 79r, Florence

Work in private and public collections

Dr. Karl Bollmann, Dr. Mikhail Nadbaev, Cominelli Foundation

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The Compendium Finale Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers 2008, Darling Publications, Cologne & New York 
500 Plastic Jewelry, Lark Books, USA 


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