Lucia Massei. Jewelry Artist & Director of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Jury at Athens Jewelry Week 2018

Interview  /  Fairs   Curating
Published: 21.05.2018
Lucia Massei. Necklace: Dopo, 2017. Silver, yellow gold, fine gold, iron, pigments.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Lucia Massei
Necklace: Dopo, 2017
Silver, yellow gold, fine gold, iron, pigments.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
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This year, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. Lucia Massei, the director and teacher of Alchimia, is celebrating the school’s emerald anniversary by showing in the central exhibition of Athens Jewelry Week 2018 at the Benaki Museum, the works of the team of professors of the school that she founded together with Doris Maninger in 1998. Back then Alchimia was the first contemporary jewellery school in Italy that through the years was mend to be one of the leading international institutions in the field. To add more meaning to the celebration, Lucia Massei is also giving a lecture in Athens entitled Alchimia’s Emerald Anniversary: 20 Years of Education, Art and Adornment.
This event gave me the change to interview Lucia Massei who is not only the driving force behind Alchimia, but also a reclaimed jewelry artist, a master of pigments and gold leaf surfaces on metal, and…a lover of Greece.