Francesca Silenzi - Goldsmith and Jewelry Designer
Francesca Silenzi is an italian goldsmith and designer.
She studied Conservation Science and Archaeology both in Italy and France, where she specialized in ancient metallurgy techniques.
From 2016 to 2020 she attended the Berufsschule für Goldschmiede in Munich, where she deepened her knowledge through three years and half of apprenticeship.
She is currently based in Zurich.
Her work is strongly influenced by the nature. She translates her fascination for natural elements into organic shapes and textures. She uses recycled metals and scraps to build her jewels. At present she is focusing her interest on lichens and their symbiotic mechanism in order to question our relationship with nature itself.
2020 Goldsmith diploma (Städtische Berufsschule für das Bau- und Kunsthandwerk, Munich, Germany)
2015 M.Sc. degree in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Materials (University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France)
2012 M.Sc. degree in Science and Technology for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Turin, Italy)
2010 B.Sc. degree in Science and Technology for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Turin, Italy)
2021 Melting Metal, group exhibition with Addy Pinto and Panagiota Fotopoulou, Wellenmaschine exhibition center, Berlin, Germany
2021 Designgut with Juvels Atelier, Winterthur, Switzerland
2021 Selected for the Milan Jewellery Week 2021, Italy
2019 Metalmorphosis, group exhibition with Addy Pinto, Gallery Kunstgißerei, Munich Jewellery Week, Germany
2020-today Independent goldsmith by Juvels Atelier, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Researcher at the Archaeomaterials and Alteration Predictions Laboratory (LAPA) of CEA research center in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels maison, Paris, France