Does anyone have some on good jewelry workshop in
Hi there- I had the pleasure of living and studying in Florence
Italy in the late 90's- Here are a few of my suggestions-
Have you looked at Alchimia? http://www.alchimia.it it is a small
contemporary metalsmithing school in Florence Italy. I have attended
a couple of workshops there years ago- (Munich metalsmith Andrea
Frahm and Paduan goldsmith Giampaolo Babbetto) It is one of the only
schools in Florence that has more emphasis on fresh thinking and
design.( they often have workshops with cutting edge European
If you are looking for more traditional techniques you should look
at these schools: Le Arte Orafe, Metallo Nobile or Perseo all are
also located in Florence.
A good balance between traditional Italian goldsmithing technique
based school and more metalsmithing school would be Fuji studio. I
attended classes there and enjoyed the proccess of going through a
list of 20 techniques that build on your metalsmithing muscles. They
also have a wonderful (and funny) Florentine instructor who teaches
night courses in hand engraving and bead setting.
I'm not sure of the web addresses for these schools so you may have
to do a tiny bit of searching...
I hope this helps you - Have fun on your quest for creative
learning! (and keep us posted on your adventures!)
Ciao- Maureen BZ (A Tucsonan who has noticed a definite increase in
traffic this week in the Old Pueblo....Gem show anyone??)