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In Awe of Giacomo


#1

Art & Heart
The hands of Giacomo

Composing gold for time in tune,
What evident style cannot belie
And rough cracked fingers don’t impugn,
The beauty, to master verify.
With hammer, files and saw blade
He’ll twist and carve to fabricate,
And for his mood of temper staid
To breathe fire for talent innate.

For the ring Citrine a favorite,
And all of his figurines divine,
I admire to my will befit
But for my novice whims do pine.
I so the Three Bars set adore
And of course the repousse`s floral,
But his genius sees complex of lore,
o tiny screws, simplex integral.

With renderings of superior Art
In providing a skills window,
Generously giving for precious Heart,
Are the hands of Giacomo.

In fan appreciation
by jill wells

Anonymous as an artist, a poet and US dweller, I am just learning to
twist my thoughts into jewelry.

I was stealth in my admiration of Giacomo as I am sure there are
many others like me, but I am wondering why an artist of his caliber
is making his jewelry for the cost of food, with his wealth of
knowledge shown generously in his videos. My question is…Isn’t
there art agents for jewelers? There must be thousands of women of
means who would adore to wear a creation of his. I wish 'means’
defined me just for that reason, but sadly not.

From anonymous to buttinsky, Good luck to Giacomo…I hope I haven’t
overstepped.

jill


#2
I was stealth in my admiration of Giacomo as I am sure there are
many others like me, 

Giacomo is very, very good. To appreciate his skills truly, one must
realize that he works with very thin metal, which is a specialty in
its own right. Hand fabrication is one thing. Hand fabrication in
thin metal is something else.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3
Giacomo is very, very good. To appreciate his skills truly, one
must realize that he works with very thin metal, which is a
specialty in its own right. Hand fabrication is one thing. Hand
fabrication in thin metal is something else. 

For once I agree with Leonid. Giacomo is indeed very good and working
in thin metal is most complex and skilful. Any aspiring metalsmith
should attempt to make the things he shows in his videos. It would
increase your skill set tremendously.

Cheers, Hans Meevis


#4

Jill,

Well said! We too are huge fans of Giacomo. We’ve followed his work
here, on youtube, and on a site in Europe, and have watched his
videos many many times over. We have always found him to be an
accomplished artist, engineer, and craftsman, three attributes not
often found in one person. More importantly is recognizing his
willingness and generosity in sharing those talents with those of us
who know less.

We’ve written to him privately and said thanks, but you’re post made
us realize we should have made our “thank you” public. His latest
work is spectacular, and his video makes it a pleasure to watch. We
hope he will continue to share his talents, and you’re right - he
should be an artist recognized world wide. With more and more
publicity, perhaps that will happen.

G - Thank you for all you’ve taught us. We wanted you to know we
treasure every lesson, and we will always wish you the best.

With Warmest Regards,
Ski & Cathy
Rocks to Gems


#5

Goodmorning,

as it is in Belgium at this moment.

The funny thing about this subject is that I’ve started of with a
question about a year ago I think asking what happend with Mr G. Not
one member of this forum gave me any respond to this question!

I like Giacomo a lot and he’s one of my favorit persons amongst
other members of this forum which chear there knowledge over and over
again with accurate and detailed answers. Regarding the
practical way of making handcrafted jewels of all kind, Mr G is - to
my opinion- at the top of the list and the big advantage of his work
is that he NEVER asked for a penny (or eurocent) to anybody and
always answered questions !!

Jepp, I respect him very much as a craftsman and as a person even
more.

I’ll visit him whenever I have the time to make this journey.

Have a nice day and enjoy
Pedro


#6

Yep,

Giacomo is one of my ‘heroes’ as well! In my first year he helped me
so that I could skip to a higher level of Goldsmithing here in
Schoonhoven.

Pedro, you live in Belgium? Maybe I can trow you a visit sometime?
And we’ll hop of to Romania to visit Giacomo : )

ciao
Stephen Tjon