Fracture – Contemporaneamente 2018 – Porcelain fragments of Manifattura Richard Ginori by LAO students


From 1 through 24 December 2018 in Florence, at the Istituto dé Bardi, Via dei Michelozzi 2, the eighth edition of Contemporaneamente 2018 is exhibiting the best creations of the LAO – Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School’s students.

During the eighth edition of Contemporaneamente 2018, held at Le Arti Orafe at the Istituto de’ Bardi, from 1 through 24 December (Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3pm to 6pm), it will be possible to admire the original creations that the LAO students have designed utilizing fragments of porcelain of Manifattura Richard Ginori.

Giò Carbone, burnished silver bracelet, copper, porcelain and agate – PH credits: LAO

Students coming from different countries have put hand to the working of this sharp and unusual material, compared with the traditional materials of the jewelry tradition, giving life to extraordinary and unexpected results: rings, brooches, bracelets, necklaces were patiently assembled combining silver, copper and precious stones with fragments of porcelain, which was thus brought to life again.

Eventually, these jewels will be auctioned and the revenues will be donated to Amici di Doccia in support of the fundraising for the Museo di Doccia.

This initiative through which Le Arti Orafe has been inviting artists to work the porcelain of the Manifattura di Doccia responds to a project that was born in the last edition of Artigianato e Palazzo in support of the Museo di Doccia.

LAO – Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School

LAO – Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School, founded by Giò Carbone in 1985, is one of the most important European schools of jewelry. Its mission has been that of promoting the culture of jewelry. For over 30 years, LAO has welcomed thousands of young artists coming from all over the world, who, thanks to the school, have had the chance to get to know Florence and its peculiarities, developing solid professional skills, learning traditional workings and innovative techniques. The intensive calendar of didactic activities is complemented with conventions, events, shows, among which the Preziosa Florence Jewellery Week, an important international project created in 2005 and dedicated to research in all its forms in the field of jewelry.

by Editorial Staff

Martina Zentilini, acrylic brass ring and porcelain – PH credits: LAO