Hello Zachary: i have been in the jewelry world all of my life and I
have always been interested in the design of jewelry specfically that
place in the mind where the design comes from (I don’t know of a
better way to put it right now), or the origin of why you draw a line
this way instead of that way? I’m hoping that you will understand
what I’m trying to get at here because it’s a very Ambiguious thing.
Any way in relation to your offer to give advice about Italian
Schoo ls I thought I would ask about this area, do you know of any
place that teaches “this” as a program, I am I feel a fairly good
designer, but i could be better or we all could be better, I guess
and this is THE most interesting aspect of the jewelry world to
me…I feel that there are any number of technically
profcient people who can execute any design, that is not the
important thing, any expertly produced mediocre piece does not
improve the desirability of that piece, however how many of us have
purchased horribly excuted work because we like all or some aspect
of the design or intended product,thinking that we will be inspired.
I have seen bad companies survive because of great design,and great
companies fail because of poor design…As i see it design is
the most critical part of the jewelry business and I have always
considered the It alians to be some of if not the best designers as
a group, and if they had a school for this it might be ineresting to
I realize that this is perhaps a strange email But…hey it’s
worth a shot.