Quinta Essenza Perthshire, United Kingdom
My creations are influenced by an intertwining of Italian culture and Scottish environment, having lived in Scotland for almost 20 years. I love organic shapes and think nature is an endless source of inspiration. I enjoy observing wood, stones, cracks, lichens and seaweeds, and find beauty where normally it is not seen. Every piece I make is carefully crafted with consideration of texture.
I design textured and tactile jewellery, recreating a sensation of magic and fairy tales by delicately brushing colours over my works: black, white, silver and gold. My works are inspired by natural and organic shapes, in particular by lichens, wood and interesting forms I observe during my walks. The Scottish environment is an incredible and wonderful source of creativity; being born and brought up in Italy, I create pieces where Scottish landscape inspiration and Italian style merge together.