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.
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.
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.
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.
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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