mök!CUFF - Differences Unite Us

Materials: Sterling, copper, Shakudô, andaluzites
Dimensions: 60 mm X 50 mm

Photo credit: Almir Pastore

Carlos Godoy
São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Godoy is jewelry designer and professor of jewelry for 22 years. Having developed too many collections to industries. In addition, studies and prepares mokume-gane from parts in which began in the world jewellery and is one of the greatest connoisseurs of the art in Brazil. Carlos creates, designs, 3D designs and executes; a multi-talented artist, that elevates the art of making jewelry to their maximum level.
Moved by the desire to propose something different and unusual in the domestic market, offering cutting-edge design jewelry without clinging to fashions or labels, founded mök! design, a design studio that creates, manufactures and sells their own pieces.

Mokume is the main technique of jewelry used in the manufacture of parts of mök!. Gold, silver and copper and other leagues join and interact in complete harmony, forming textures and colors that result in original and unique designs. In addition to the metals, collections are created using acrylic, polycarbonate and wood.

Such creativity has yielded important awards. In 2004, the play Fern was a finalist in AngloGold Designer Forum Brazil. In the 2006 edition of the same competition, which received the designation of AngloGold Ashanti AuDitions, Carlos Godoy was the winner in the category Designer, with the “elm-tiara” Real Warrior.

Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.