2000 SOFA Speaker

By United States

In 2000, Giovanni Corvaja traveled from his studio in Padua, Italy, to exhibit his work at SOFA NY and give a lecture. This lecture was sponsored by AJF.

Giovanni Corvaja is an internationally recognized studio goldsmith. He describes himself as ‘extremely passionate about the magic and unrealized possibilities of gold.’ True to his passion, his work amazes collectors with the beauty of masterful craftsmanship and profound complexity. He creates fascinating universes within the small space of a brooch. Nothing is hidden, yet it requires a very close look to fully appreciate ‘the magic of infinity’ that his work explores and achieves. He asks that his collectors be curious. Corvaja’s work rewards a curious mind. The closer you look the more beautiful his work becomes.

Corvaja demonstrates an expert command of every aspect of goldsmithing and is recognized for a distinctive mastery of working with ultra-fine gold wire, colored alloys and granulation. He has exhibited in countless solo and group exhibitions worldwide and his work is held collections of the most renowned museums. He studied with the master goldsmith Francesco Pavan and attended the Royal College of Art in London. Currently, he is creating a new body of work inspired by the mythology of the Golden Fleece.


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