lunes, 30 de enero de 2012

The princess and the pea



La princesa y el guisante. Anilo de plata oxidada, esmalte, rosa de francia y swarovski rosa.
The princess and the pea. Silver ring, enammel, pink quartz and pink swarosvski. 

Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real princess.
One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.
It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.
“Well, we’ll soon find that out,” thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.
On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.
“Oh, very badly!” said she. “I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible!”
Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.
Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that.
So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.
There, that is a true story.

Hans Christian Andersen (1835)

sábado, 28 de enero de 2012

Insignia: The discipline of hands

La disciplina de las manos.
Aqui os presento mi pieza participante en el concurso de la Insignia del Maestro Artesano organizado por Artesania de Cataluña. Es un pin de plata, cinta roja y resina. Las manos son móviles. El diseño está muy basado en las líneas rectas y puras para poder denotar este tipo de rigor militar. Es una estructura para sustentar los dos protagonistas el color rojo y las manos. Un juego de contrastes un tanto irónico para hablar de los artesanos. Todo ello es un conjunto de elementos que contrastan y se complementan. La tira de cinta roja le da un aire rústico, la resina la contemporaneidad de los nuevos materiales, y el plata equilibra los dos contrastes con el acabado pulido mate. Galeria Koetània.


The discipline of hands.
Here I present my room participant Badge contest organized by Master Artisan Crafts of Catalonia. It is a silver pin, red tape and resin. The hands are moving. The design is very much based on straight lines and pure to denote this type of military rigor. It is a structure to support the two main character red hands. A game of contrasts somewhat ironic to speak of the artisans. This is a set of elements that contrast and complement. The strip of red ribbon gives it a rustic look, and  resin contemporary view of new materials, and balances the two contrasting silver with matte polished finish. Koetània Gallery.

martes, 17 de enero de 2012

Caught & Caged



Anillo de plata oxidada y cuarzo rosa.

Pájaro enjaulado (Caged Bird)1928. Maya Angelou

Sterling silver ring and pink quartz. 

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou 1928
A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind   
and floats downstream   
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and   
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams   
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream   
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied   
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

Noir


Anillo de plata bañada en rutenio y quarzo rutilado.   
El negro es la ausencia de luz . Ese anillo es una interpretación particular de ese concepto. En la oscuridad hay luz.Contraste entre la luz, lo que brilla (ostentación) y el negro, lo oscuro (sobriedad, austeridad).

Sterling silver ring ruthenium plated with rutilated quartz .
The black is the absence of light. This ring is a particular interpretation of that concept. Light in the Dark. Contrast between light, which shines (display) and the black, the dark (sobriety, austerity).

jueves, 5 de enero de 2012

Exhibition La insígnia del Mestre Artesà 2011

Os anuncio que participo con una pieza en esta exposición:

El Consorcio de Comercio, Artesanía y Moda, mediante artesanía de Cataluña se complace en invitaros a visitar la muestra itinerante de la exposición del concurso de Insignia del Maestro Artesano, que viaja por todo el país. Los 21 artesanos con el diploma de Maestro Artesano 2011, han recibido con la distinción , un ejemplar con la insignia ganadora del sexto concurso de Insignias del Maestro Artesano, fruto de la colaboración  entre el CCAM y las escuelas de joyería del país.
Esta muestra itinerante  da a conocer los 57 proyectos procedentes de las escuelas catalanas con ciclos superior de joyería: Llotja, Massana, Art del Treball, Arsenal y Tarragona participantes en esta exposición. 
Inaguración 11-1-12 de 19:00h a 21:30h
Exposición del 11-1-12 al 28-01-12
Galeria Koetània  C/ Blai, 28 .08004. Barcelona.

I participate with a piece in this exhibition:

The Consortium of Trade, Craft and Fashion, by craft of Catalonia is pleased to invite you to visit the traveling exhibition contest exposure Badge of Master Craftsman, who travels around the country. The 21 artisans with the diploma of Master Craftsman 2011, received with distinction, a copy of the logo contest winner Insignia sixth Master Craftsman, a collaborative effort between the CCAMand jewelry schools in the country.
This itinerant exhibition unveils 57 projects from Catalan schools with highercycles of jewelry: Llotja, Massana, Art of Treball, Arsenal and Tarragonaparticipating in this exhibition.
Inauguration 01/11/12 19:00 to 21:30 h
12/01/11 to 12/01/28 Exhibition
Gallery Koetània C / Blai, 28  08004. Barcelona.


miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012

Closing circles


Pulsera de latón, creando geometrías. Cerrando círculos, cerrando etapas, cerrando metas.
Brass Bracelet forming geometries. Closing circles, closing stages, closing goals.

martes, 3 de enero de 2012

It´s U


Anillo partiendo de un solo lingote de plata, forjando el metal. Lapislazuli colombiano facetado giratorio.

Ring starting from a single ingot of silver, metal forging.Rotating  Colombian Lapis Lazuli .