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Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School

Published: 23.10.2017
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Intro
There cannot be any true innovation without the knowledge of what came before. Tradition and innovation, like mind and hand, need to move together.
 

Statement

Alchimia contemporary jewellery school was founded in 1998 by Lucia Massei and Doris Maninger. The expansive two-year BFA and MFA programs have been developed over more than a decade of experience in close collaboration with a team of international teachers and advisors, all leaders in their respective creative realms. 

Alchimia’s objective is to teach students to express their creativity through contemporary jewelry, developing high-quality technical and theoretical skills. By adopting the technological developments of our time and the most experimental cultural trends, Alchimia encourages its students to enhance their talents. Its focus draws on the revision and adoption of traditional techniques and carefully selected materials combined with experimental and groundbreaking approaches to design, teaching students how to transform ideas and research paths in jewelry and design objects, and how to access the working context.

The students of Alchimia are mentored and tutored by a team of experts in jewellery, design, and the visual arts. While using their own experiences as reference, tutors profess techniques, tendencies, and developments in the field of contemporary jewellery and propound emergences in personal creativity by offering tailored guidance and evaluation over the course of the students’s academic years.

The school has obtained full accreditation of its artistic and pedagogic values and is officially qualified for Europen Bachelor of Fine Arts & European Master of Fine Arts by the the European Accreditaion Board of Higher Education EABHES.

Master Tutors
Lucy Sarneel
Jorge Manilla
 

Events      View / hide events

2017:
Workshop  04 Dec 2017 - 07 Dec 2017  Minimus by Giampaolo Babetto.
Workshop  24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017  Creating Jewellery in Resin by Yoko Shimizu.
Exhibition  18 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017  Camera Lucida. International Contemporary Jewelry Contest.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2017 - 06 Oct 2017  A Ring is a Ring is a Ring.
Exhibition  21 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017  Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School. BFA Degree Show 2017.
Workshop  11 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017  Ornament by Evert Nijland.
Award giving  21 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Angela Malhües awarded with the ALCHIMIA Award 2017.
Meeting  18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017  Athens Jewelry Week 2017.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017  Hommage to Manfred Bischoff.
2016:
Exhibition  17 Dec 2016 - 22 Jan 2017  The Artist as Jeweler. The contemporary jewel in Tuscany.
Award giving  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Awards at JOYA 2016.
Exhibition  25 May 2016 - 26 Jun 2016  Adornment. The shape of wearable art.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
Meeting  21 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016  Melting Point 2016.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 07 Feb 2016  1 : 20,000 by Giulia Savino.
2015:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2015 - 20 Nov 2015  True Lies. A Collection of Oxymorons by Federica Sala.
Fair  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2015.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Trascendieron by Maria Ignacia Walker.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015  Trascendieron by Maria Ignacia Walker.
Workshop  03 Aug 2015 - 09 Aug 2015  Ground Now by Ruudt Peters.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2015 - 24 Jun 2015  Loops: Alchimia Graduation Show 2015.
2014:
Fair  09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
Meeting  29 Sep 2014 - 05 Jun 2015  Contemporary Jewellery Seminars.
Exhibition  19 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014  Touch: Alchimia Graduation Show 2014.
Exhibition  11 May 2014 - 18 May 2014  Letters to Madonna delle Dolomiti by Robert Smit.
Fair  14 Feb 2014 - 17 Feb 2014  Inhorgenta Europe.
2013:
Fair  07 Nov 2013 - 10 Nov 2013  SIERAAD 2013.
Meeting  18 Oct 2013 - 20 Oct 2013  place-ment Conference.
Beate Eismann, Alessandra Pizzini, Johanna Zellmer
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Workshop  22 Jul 2013 - 26 Jul 2013  Kimiake Kageyama: Traditional Copper Alloys and Coloring.
Exhibition  20 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013  Humans we are.
Fair  22 Feb 2013 - 25 Feb 2013  Inhorgenta Europe.
2012:
Exhibition  15 Dec 2012 - 31 Dec 2012  Group Exhibition: Winter Times.
Exhibition  26 Oct 2012 - 11 Nov 2012  Brazil Now: Art Jewellery.
Fair  11 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2012.
Workshop  06 Aug 2012 - 17 Aug 2012  Estela Saez: Daily Life, Jewelry Connection.
Workshop  21 Jul 2012 - 30 Jul 2012  Christoph Zellweger: 2000 millimetres of Uncertainty.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012  Purus.
Fair  10 Feb 2012 - 13 Feb 2012  Inhorgenta Europe.
2011:
Workshop  04 Jul 2011 - 16 Jul 2011  Iris Eichenberg: Summer Workshop.
Exhibition  23 Jun 2011 - 15 Jul 2011  ArtOrnamento.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2011 - 18 Jun 2011  PROFONDO.
Workshop  15 May 2011 - 19 May 2011  Linking Heritage to Contemporary.
Workshop in Aswan, Egypt with Doris Maninger. Co-funded project by Azza Fahmy, and the European Union
Workshop  18 Apr 2011 - 22 Apr 2011  Giovanni Corvaja: Granulation Course.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2011 - 21 Mar 2011  Rings.
Galerie Mangold, Leipzig, Germany
Fair  25 Feb 2011 - 28 Feb 2011  Inhorgenta Europe.
Workshop  07 Jan 2011 - 16 Dec 2011  Alchimia Weekend and Evening Courses.
2010:
Exhibition  23 Sep 2010 - 15 Oct 2010  ArtOrnamento.
Fair  16 Sep 2010 - 18 Sep 2010  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2010.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2010 - 16 Sep 2010  Abwandlungen, Umwandlungen, Verwandlungen.
Galerie V&V, Vienna, Austria
Exhibition  18 Jun 2010 - 10 Jul 2010  Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School: Final exhibitions.
Fair  19 Feb 2010 - 22 Feb 2010  Inhorgenta Europe.
2009:
Exhibition  26 Sep 2009 - 10 Oct 2009  ArtOrnamento.
Workshop  20 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009  Iris Bodemer: inbetween. dimensions and decisions.
Workshop  29 Mar 2009 - 02 Apr 2009  Alchemic Experiences: How an idea can become a jewel.
Fair  20 Feb 2009 - 23 Feb 2009  Inhorgenta Europe.
2008:
Workshop  01 Sep 2008 - 01 Sep 2009  Alchimia courses.
Meeting  16 Apr 2008 - 03 May 2008  Siamo Qui -We are here.
Fair  15 Feb 2008 - 18 Feb 2008  Inhorgenta Europe.
2007:
Exhibition  18 Apr 2007 - 23 Apr 2007  NO DIAMONDS: Pathways in Contemporary Jewellery Fuori Salone.
Fair  23 Feb 2007 - 26 Feb 2007  Inhorgenta Europe.
2006:
Workshop  11 Dec 2006 - 15 Dec 2006  Winter Workshop 2006.
Exhibition  23 Sep 2006 - 21 Oct 2006  ArtOrnamento.
Exhibition  13 Sep 2006 - 15 Sep 2006  Quaternitas meeting 2006.
Workshop  17 Jul 2006 - 21 Jul 2006  Summer Workshop Kumboo with Caroline Gore.
Workshop  03 Jul 2006 - 14 Jul 2006  Summer Workshop with Arline Fisch.
Exhibition  08 Jun 2006 - 05 Aug 2006  Twilight.
A collaboration with Academy of Art and Design of Tallinn, Estonia. The exhibition has toured five cities: Tallinn, Florence (Sound Garden), Barcelona (FAD), Vienna (Galerie V&V); Idar-Oberstein (Industriedenkmal Bengel)
Fair  17 Feb 2006 - 20 Feb 2006  Inhorgenta Europe.
2005:
Exhibition  17 Sep 2005 - 14 Oct 2005  ARTornamento, gioielli contemporanei a confronto.
Workshop  04 Jun 2005 - 15 Jun 2005  Summer Workshop 2005 with Robert Smit.
Fair  25 Feb 2005 - 28 Feb 2005  Inhorgenta Europe.
2004:
Fair  20 Feb 2004 - 23 Feb 2004  Inhorgenta Europe.
2003:
Fair  21 Oct 2003 - 21 Oct 2016  Grassimesse.
Leipzig (Germany).
Fair  01 Mar 2003 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck.
IHM Munich (Germany).
Fair  01 Mar 2003 - 01 Mar 2016  Talente.
IHM Munich (Germany)
Fair  21 Feb 2003 - 24 Feb 2003  Inhorgenta Europe.
2002:
Fair  22 Feb 2002 - 25 Feb 2002  Inhorgenta Europe.
2001:
Fair  23 Feb 2001 - 26 Feb 2001  Inhorgenta Europe.
Exhibition  01 Jan 2001 - 01 Jan 2016  Marzee International Graduation Show.
A selected group of Alchimia students have participated in the annual "Marzee International Graduation Show" (The Netherlands).

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  JOYA 2016 Catalogue. Le Departement.  Le Departement:  Barcelona,  2016
Book:  Jewellery Design, Sketches Notes Renderings. Massei, Lucia.  Alchimia Books:  Florence,  2016
Book:  Alchimia. Maninger, Doris; Massei, Lucia.  Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence:  Florence / Tallinn,  2008
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