OLIVIA MONTI ARDUINI
Born 1975 Milan, Italy, lives and works between Madrid and Rome.
Apart from working on her jewellery collection from 2009 she keeps an internationally known blog on Contemporary Ceramic: Ceramic Vision
Advanced Ceramics , Studio di Arte Ceramica, Roma
BTEC Ceramics, Kensington & Chelsea College, London
BA Fine Arts, Central St. Martin’s College, London
BTEC Foundation in Fine Arts, Chelsea School of Arts, London
Drawing Course and Colour Theory, Kensington & Chelsea College, London
High School Degree, Liceo Scientifico Nazareno, Roma
Workshops and intensive courses:
Lost wax technique with Laura González Sanz
Basic Jewellery with Yoko Shimizu
Paperclay with Rebecca Hutchinson
Porcelain Jewellery with Luca Tripaldi
Colouring with metallic salts with Luca Tripaldi
Terra Sigillata con Elettra Cipriani
Prize Jewels in Ferment 2014, first prize Premio Torre Fornello
Porque’ lo llaman amor…, Lalabeyou, Travesia de Belen 2, Madrid Spain
ABOvo Christmas Collection, Todi, Italia
Sincrònic, ACC, C/Doctor Dou 7, Barcelona, Spain
Approaching ceramics in an innovative manner is a great challenge, the history and physical characteristics of clay fuelled my imagination. Porcelain, the ancient “white gold”, is a material with a rich history, with almost endless possibilities of forms and colours.
With beautiful shell-like quality, soft to the touch but resistant to fire, is an incredible source of inspiration for my work.
My pursuit is to make a wearable work of Art, with passion and technique, a unique piece of jewellery that is both a pleasure to wear and a distinctive choice, satisfying for the intellect and the senses.