Barbara Bertagnolli

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

The London-based Italian designer Barbara Bertagnolli draws inspiration for her one-off pieces from the colours, unusual cuts and shapes of the gemstones she selects.Working directly without drawings, she has her own distinctive technique combining silver and applied 24 carat gold with influences from the Medieval period, the Vienna Seccession and contemporary abstract forms.Her work was described by Lucia van der Post as, “Strong, graphic and looking utterly contemporary because of its simple strength, but ancient too, for precisely the same reasons.”

Specialist Techniques:

24ct gold applied onto silver

Education:

1982-1983 Brandimarte, Florence, Italy 1981-1982 Zeichenakademie, Hanau, Germany 1976-1981 Apprenticeship, Anton Frühauf, Merano, Italy

Exhibitions:

2012 Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion, London 2011 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London Quest Gallery, Bath Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion, London 2010 The Hurlingham Club, London Goldsmiths’ Fair, London 2009 The Hurlingham Club, London Goldsmiths’ Fair, London Treasure, London 2008 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London Cobra & Bellamy, London 2007 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London 2002 Chess Exhibition, Somerset House, London Publications Galleries

Publications:

Vogue Tatler Harpers & Queen Elle Financial Times The Independent The Evening Standard The Times The Guardian Vanity Fair


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    Ring in 24ct gold and silver (1)

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    Rings in 24ct gold and silver

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    Bracelet in 24ct gold and silver

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    Necklace in 24ct gold and silver

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    Cuff in 24ct gold and silver

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