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Lives Creative: Jewellery Maker, Monika Martellini

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Monika Martellini is an artist and jewellery maker living in the Monte Amiata region of Southern Tuscany.

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For her jewellery she hand cuts, winds and hammers, using a combination of materials such as copper, aluminium and brass, wood, glass and wool. The results are individual, articulated pieces, organic textured spirals, and flowing curlicues  reminiscent of Victorian-era jewellery. I ended up with 3 pairs of earrings intended as gifts [and I may just keep them myself!].

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As for Monika’s paintings… the photographic detail in her oils blows me away; she’s captured all at once a softness and vulnerability behind the public-figure edginess. I love the combination of the black and white subject against the block colour background. Enjoy!

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Monika will also take commissions if you would like a portrait made from a photograph. She now has her shop up and running on Etsy, you can find her at Monika Martellini Art.
She also shares studio space with me in Santa Fiora, so I can pass on any messages you’d like to leave her.

*Photographs © Alison Boyd, Monika Martellini and Caterina Pinzuti

3 comments on “Lives Creative: Jewellery Maker, Monika Martellini

  1. Kittykatmandoo
    January 22, 2016
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