Ali Matteini

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June Meet the Maker 16

June 16 Workspace I work with fellow artist and jewellery maker, Monika Martellini, in a studio in the medieval centre of Santa Fiora, in Southern Tuscany. It’s light and airy, … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

June Meet the Maker 14

June 14 How I Learnt I’m still learning! You never stop learning with art and jewellery. As mentioned on June 2: How I started, Ken Raffe was my teacher and … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

mARTedì: a forest of birch

I completed “Le Betulle” in early April this year but it has taken until this week to dry completely…yellow pigment in everything from oil, ink and polymer clay is a … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tours Truly, Tuscany and The Printmaking Sisters

In conjunction with Anne-Maree, my friend of 20 years, we have fledged our Italo-Australian company, Tours Truly, Tuscany. We invite artists and writers from Australia to come and teach in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ch-Ch-Changes

Studio Updates Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

Lives Creative: Painter Francesca Simonetti – Montelaterone

“An imagined world, that of women, made of desires and expectations […] As in theatre, a painting allows the viewer to imagine so many things, to take on real life … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Stefano Pifferi, Painter and Framer

“I paint for sheer joy of the soul connecting with the canvas…”   Another self-taught painter, using oils and acrylics, Stefano often paints late into the night after business hours. … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTEdì: Old Sketches & New Experiments in the Studio

The Kittykatmandoo studio is moving across town to a renovated medieval room. It’s been years in the planning [everything takes a long time in Italy] but now it’s so close … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Artist Christine Persson

“As long as I can remember, painting and nature have been the joyful driving forces in my life.” A couple of years ago I posted about artist Swedish-born Christine Persson’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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Reticulated and patinated, chased and engraved, organic and classic, silver is my favourite animal. Photos by @gabrielsimkoo . . . . #artisanjewellery #artisanjewelry #ringoftheday #repousse #buyauthentic #silversmith #metalsmith #jewelleryblogger #handcrafted #ladysmith #tuscanyjewellery #jewellerymaker #australianintuscany #girlswhoplaywithfire #trinkets #talismans #instasmithy #jewelryonline #tuscanjewellery #chasedsilver #weddingrings #jewelrygram #anello #schmuckdesign #sterlingsilver #puresilver #925 #artisan #rings #sphinx
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Wedding rings ready to be shipped. These are in sterling silver, with an opal from an old ring, reset and ready. Always a pleasure to make commissions such as these. I really love my work ✨💍✨💍✨ . . . . #artisanjewellery #artisanjewelry #ringoftheday #weddingrings #weddingbands #opal #buyauthentic #silversmith #metalsmith #handcrafted #ladysmith #tuscanyjewellery #jewellerymaker #australianintuscany #girlswhoplaywithfire #trinkets #talismans #instasmithy #jewelryonline #tuscanjewellery #shophandmade #jewelrygram #anello #schmuckdesign #sterlingsilver #brass #copper #artisan #rings #fede
Un branco di bracciali || a brace of bangles. These are unisex, varying sizes, handmilled and forged from brass here in my studio at Santa Fiora #brass #ottone #gioielliartigianali #santafiora #studiosantafiora #alimatteini #jewellerymaker #bangles #bracelets #bracciali #martellato #handmadeinitaly
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