An Interview with fine jewellery designer and maker Antonio S De Gaetani

New Art United Interviews Antonio S De Gaetani a designer and maker of fine jewellery who has been working in the business for over 20 years.

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Antonio De Gaetani FIPG

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Antonio works on the belief that his customers` needs are of the utmost importance. He is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of his business is from repeat customers and referrals.

With twenty year`s experience Antonio is able to offer a high quality fine jewellery service in the form of bespoke jewellery, ready to wear pieces, redesigns, repairs and valuations.

Antonio works with full spectrum of precious and semi-precious metal: -silver, 9ct-14ct-18ct gold, palladium and platinum; precious and semi-precious stones from cubic-zirconia to diamonds.

To view jewellery designs see Instragram account.

 

What made you want to become a jewellery designer? 

I wanted to use both my design and engineering skills in a creative environment

 

Which designers inspire your work? 

There is no one designer in particular that inspires my work. I gain inspiration from a variety of sources. 

 

Is the process of making jewellery hard?

Yes if you don’t have the correct technical training but not is you have received a good grounding in real fine jewellery making skills such as diamond-mounting and stone setting.

 

Do you ever get annoyed with the metal or the tiny diamonds when they don’t cooperate? 

Sometimes.

 

What has been your favourite piece you have made so far? 

Every piece I have made has something in it that makes it my favourite but my most favourite pieces are those which have won awards.

 

Do you have a set style throughout your works? 

No because I work to individually commissioned pieces which are often influenced by what the client would like included in the design.

 

How do you know a piece has been well designed? 

When it is beautiful, well-made and well-designed and is really wearable.

 

What jewellery designs are you working on at present?

A variety of fine jewellery pieces.

An Interview with Lakshmi Mohanbabu

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MAD Museum of Art And Design Singapore

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Education:          BArch – Manipal Institute of Technology  – 1991

                                Fashion Design – National Institute of Fashion Technology – 1995

 Galleries:            11-12 Gallery – Singapore

                                Forest Rain Gallery– Singapore

                                MAD Museum of Art and Design – Singapore

                                Yang Gallery – Singapore

                                OED Gallery – Kochi India

Exhibitions:        Affordable Art fair

                                Bank Art Fair

                                Art Space @ Suntec – Solo Art exhibition

Lakshmi is a Singaporean who grew up in Kabul Afghanistan during the late 70’ and 80’s. She is a trained architect (B.Arch) and a Fashion designer who graduated from the leading Fashion Design College, The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) New Delhi. She has over the past two decades taught fashion design, illustration, design history in various fashion institutes such as Lassalle School of the Arts and NIFT.  She has illustrated WHO books on disability and done a lot of socially conscious work over the past decades.

Over the years she has studied Art, Architecture, Jewellery and Design all over the world with significant time especially in Europe and the Asia Pacific. This has enabled her to incorporate cross-cultural elements in her designs be it in painting, jewellery or art.

She has a passion for art not restricting herself to painting but in the design of jewellery, Furniture and shoes. She has a plethora of work with over 300 paintings in various mediums such as Pen and Ink, Pencil Colour, Charcoal, Acrylic and Watercolours.

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An Interview with Keith Brighthouse

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‘Shoppinhower’

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An Interview with Mary Rouncefield

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I have a degree in Illustration from the University of the West of England passed with honors at II(i) in 2009. Most recently, I have exhibited work in two exhibitions at the Royal West of England Academy in 2013; with animal screen prints in ‘Riegning Cats and Dogs’ and a three dimensional piece featuring a drawing in ink , in the open exhibition: ‘Drawn’. Continue reading “An Interview with Mary Rouncefield”