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Giovanni Corvaja is a craftsman and researcher with a deep passion for metal and an immense love for goldsmiths. He is one of the talented finalists in this year’s edition of Loewe Craft Prize.

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“The Golden Fleece Bracelet” (2008). Made with 18K gold, 22K gold and 950 platinum, using 240,050 single wires (total: 4.8 km of wire) and 500 hours of labour. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

This incredible master artisan was born in 30 September 1971 and is an Italian jewellery artist renowned for his craftsmanship masterpieces of the finest quality. He began to work as a metalsmithing at the age of 13 at Pietro Selvatico High School of Art in Padua under the tuition of Francesco Pavan and Paolo Maurizio. In 1988, he was awarded the Diploma di Maestro d’Arte, and in 1990 the Maturità d’Arte Applicata.

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“Golden Fleece Brooch” (2007). Made with 18k gold, using 240,050 single wires (total: 4.8 km of wire) and 500 hours of labour. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

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Back Detail of the “Golden Fleece Brooch”. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

In 1990, he joined the Royal College of Art in London to continue his studies in the field of artistic jewellery. After graduation from the Royal College with the Degree of Master of Arts in 1992, he returned to Padua, where he was born, to pursue his creative and innovative career and path in goldsmithing.

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Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

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Box made of 18ct gold and enamels (2014). Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

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Earrings (1999). Made of 18ct gold. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

Since 1989, Giovanni’s work is being showcased internationally. He exhibited his art pieces in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Some of his annual exhibitions occur in major art events, as The European Fine Art Fair, Pavilion of Art and Design – London, Masterpiece London and COLLECT.

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“Brooch” (2000). Made of 18ct gold and niello. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

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Ring made of 900 Platinum and fine gold (2010). Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

He is also the creator of the celebrated Golden Fleece Collection, an exquisite series of five unique and exclusive pieces covered with hand-spun golden fur. Golden Handkerchief, a piece made from hand-woven golden fabric was Giovanni’s next project.

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“Golden Fleece Headpiece” (2009). Made of 18K gold and 22K gold, using 5,123,000 single wires (total: 160 km of wire) and 2,500 hours (9 months) of labour. Photo: ©Giovanni Corvaja

 

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