Sabrina Formica

A bit about me, my ethic and vision in my work

My work is the result of memories, personal feelings, and a formal and expressive research holding the poetics and fragility of nature and human essence. Each piece recalls enchanted realities in which to get lost, to slow down, to heal and amaze the soul. I believe in the sustainable process of craftsmanship: producing less with a particular attention to quality and details following the slow rhythms of the handmade process and emotions.

As a personal choice I do not use any metal or stone that put nature and man at risk during their extraction, preferring the use of up/re-cycled materials (like industrial metal waste). I consciously prefer to work with natural light, minimizing the use of electricity, for this reason the making of a single piece could take weeks.

Be patient, please, it is all about the Sun! :)

When my hands are in pain - and to keep my mind focused - I also like to experiment with clay.

You can find some of the pieces in the 'Ceramics' session.
 

I am also a very passionate teacher and I offer short and intensive jewellery and pottery courses sharing all the tips and those 'academic' rules with a contemporary approach and in a stimulating atmosphere, respecting each individuality.


If you love craftmanship, please support small businesses, local shops and independent designers/artisans.

For our choices can really make the difference! :)

A detail from 'Gioielli in Fermento' Exhibition 2020|21

Gioielli in Fermento 2020|21 Exhibition.jpg

Short Bio

Born in Bari, Puglia, 1983.

As a child she dreams of exploring the world, of becoming a sculptress and a psychiatrist/criminologist.

After graduating in Fashion Sciences and Technologies, she works as a fashion and graphic designer for various companies in Italy and abroad, thus fulfilling her desire to travel often, discovering new cultures and new points of view. When busy designing the collections, she mostly listens to serial killers' documentaries. To focus better, she says.

 

She then accepts the opportunity to teach in Fashion Academies and Institutes trying to convey the passion and love for research, art, the history of costume and society, stimulating creativity, a critical thinking and the possibility of imagine new solutions.

While working in the majestic city of Istanbul, Sabrina attends a jewellery course falling in love with the main traditional and contemporary techniques and finding a new way to express her visions and inner contrasts.

She decides to return to Italy to focus on her personal collections and teaching.

Finding beauty in dissonance, she combines the use of recycled/industrial metals with the delicacy of her illustrations to create a collection of poetic jewels and objects inspired by nature and fragility.

Her work has been selected for several exhibitions in Italy and abroad and a selection of her work is available in Milano at Galleria Rossini, in Rome at 3B Gallery & in Porto at  Tincal Lab (current exhibition).

Passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge in a contemporary way she also offers short and intensive jewellery courses in a stimulating atmosphere with a personalised approach and respecting each individuality and creativity.

She also works as a fashion and graphic design consultant and tutor in fashion schools, as a freelance senior jewellery designer & maker at Les Couronnes de Victoire (Paris) and as a ceramic tutor at Ideamondo.

She loves free spirits and broken souls.

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