Contemporary Filigree with Valentina Caprini

Thursday -Sunday, January 10-13, 10-6p

Valentina (who resides in Florence, Italy) has always been fascinated by the ancient Filigree technique and decided to specialize in this special way of working. Learning directly from the artisans of Campo Ligure in Genova, Italy, one of the most important places in the world still actively practicing Filigree.


In the four days of this intensive course, students will immerse themselves in the world of one of the most ancient techniques in jewelry, learning step by step every phase to realize a Filigree jewelry piece. Create jewelry using a centuries-old technique by weaving and interlacing in your own unique style.


Starting from the twisting technique of metal wires, you will discover the endless possibilities of weaving, and intertwining and filling in the wire. Under the guidance of the teacher, every student will:

-Create a wearable piece working in silver with special hand-made pliers. 

-Be introduced to traditional techniques

-Empowered and encouraged to follow their personal creative process and unique artistic language. 


Inspiring exercises and imaginative activities will help the students to develop original ideas in the making of a contemporary and unusual Filigree piece of jewellery.


Why take this class:

Filigree is one of the most beautiful and ancient metalsmith techniques: archeological finds in Mesopotamia date back to 3.000 BC. This course offers not only the knowledge of the century-old procedure, but also gives the way to create your unique pieces for the contemporary world. 

A great way to add value and intricate detail to your designs. Valentina will show all the tricks to make it easier using special hand made pliers. 





Tuition: $825 + $95 Materials and Lab Fee | Fee paid last day of class | Payment plans available

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