Stefano Marchetti: “Surface in depth” in jewellery design

Workshop  /  27 Jul 2009  -  30 Jul 2009
Published: 07.05.2009
Stefano Marchetti: “Surface in depth” in jewellery design.
Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School & Academy
DEADLINE: 20/06/2009
Stefano Marchetti. Brooch: Untitled, 1992-2007. Gold, silver.. Stefano Marchetti
Brooch: Untitled, 1992-2007
Gold, silver.
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Member of Klimt02.
In the course of this workshop Stefano Marchetti should like to address this poetic with you, analysing one of my favourite technical procedures: “micro mosaic in metal”.
“Surface in depth” in jewellery design

Giving shape to a jewel is quite simple, first a dialog between fire and material needs to be established, and then the conversation must be forced to our own personal opinions.

I chose to use "fire techniques" as the tool, and precious metals as the material. For this reason and for the fact that my works are worn, I can consider myself a goldsmith.
Goldsmith, however, is an imprecise and ambiguous term to define my profession, because I would feel like a goldsmith even if I made hand blown glass vases.

Metals, with their potential to contain and transport meanings, are at the center of my research. Without a pretext of scientific nature, I use constructive procedure as a flywheel that drives the discipline itself. In my works the technique becomes a tool for investigating a potential “language of metal” into which I translate what my intimate experiences lead me to describe and evoke.

In the course of this workshop I should like to address this poetic with you, analysing one of my favourite technical procedures: “micromosaic in metal”. 

Stefano Marchetti

Dates and price

Schedule for the workshop

Dates and duration: 27th -30th July, 2009
Total hours: 32
Deadline for booking: 20th of June, 2009

Max number of participants, 10
Participation fees: € 350,00  Students and former student of the school € 300,00
Payments: 100% on booking

Lessons are held in Italian/English language 


Pre-requisites, Material, Tools.
Silver and non precious metals are included in the fees. Students who would like to use gold (minimum quantity 5 gr) must provide by themselves.
Participants must have good technical skills in jewellery making and must have their personal tools, included a good tube-cutter. 


The Workshop will take place in the School’s branch in Lucca, Via S. Andrea 33

For more details and to enrol, please visit or web pages or contact the school’s secretary
+39 055 22 80 131
+39 055 22 80 163 (fax) 

Lucca Useful information.

Lucca is within easy reach of Pisa airport (15 minutes by car), and of Florence, by coach or train (45/60 minutes).
The premises of the School are in Via S. Andrea 33, in front of the famous Guinigi tower, the most important monument in the city.

Lucca Accommodation.

S. Frediano 0583 46 96 30 Via Degli Angeli 19 –
La Magnolia 0583 46 71 11 Via Mordini, 63
Casa Alba 0583 49 53 61
Santa Chiara 0583 49 13 49
Lucca in Villa 0583 58 28 80 –
LE MURA 0583 41 95 49
REST IN LUCCA 0583 31 25 94
Petite Maison S. Justine 0583 58 79 64 –
La Stella 0583 311022 - 348 8074204 - Fax 0583 537598
Evelina 0583 49 36 43 – 348 42 73 318,

The S. Frediano Youth Hostel is a very nice place in center town, very cheap.
Tel. +39 0583 46 99 57 i

> Useful information about the city can be also found on the following web pages