Mara Irsara

Mara Irsara Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My work is based on primordial forms and their use as poetic elements. The forms are investigated according to principle of structures and arrangement. This process constructs a language of forms with persistent variables, the “variable constants”, essential to the creation process and incessantly producing variations on a theme. There is no strategy, but continuous stimulation through vast, even random collections of influences; outspoken thoughts and witty thinking make creativity spin and thrill and grow. The making process of the Intelligent Hand, the connection point between the initiating thought and the final outcome, is the only process, which truly filters and clarifies. It culminates in the creation of the Arrogant Ring: its final aim is to achieve sophistication through playfulness, every handmade piece containing its own world.

Specialist Techniques:

Micromosaic Niello Engraving Flocking

Education:

2011-current Artist in Residence at the Sir John Cass University, London 2011 MA by Project in Jewellery, Sir John Cass University, London 2010 Workshop with Stefano Marchetti on Micromosaic, Le Arti Orafe, Florence, Italy 2008 Metal and Ceramic Course, City Lit 2007 NCFE level 3 Silver jewellery, Lambeth College, London 2007 Wax Carving Course, City Lit 2005/6/9 Jewellery Techniques and Projects, Mary Ward Centre 2002 Graduated in architecture (Dr Arch) at IUAV, Venice, grading 110/110 1996 Classical Grammar School Secondary school A-level, Brunico, Italy

Exhibitions:

2014 Group Exhibition with “The Cass” at Shanghai Design Week 2014 The Goldsmith’s Fair 2013 Solo Exhibition with Hilda Prousch Irsara, Brunico, Italy 2012 Schmuck, Munich, Germany, 2011 Solo Exhibition with Hilda Prousch Irsara, Brunico, Italy 2011 New Designers, London 2009 London Jewellery Week, with the Mary Ward Centre 2008 Stark, at Berlin Fashion Week 2008 London Jewellery Week, with the Mary Ward Centre

Publications:

Art Aurea, Munich, March 2013 Current Obsessions, Munich, March 2013 PZ, Brunico, January 2012


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