Cristina Zani in conversation with Corinne Julius

Blue and yellow wooden necklace on geometric pieces of precious metal.

Maker Cristina Zani is known for her explosive and innovative use of wood and colour within her jewellery. As part of the 2021 Fair talks programme she sat down with writer and critic Corinne Julius to delve into her love for wood, her innovative technique and her multiple inspirations.

Watch the talk below now.

Corinne Julius is a curator and freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster with a special interest in contemporary craft and design. Corinne writes regularly for a number of publications including the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property, Crafts and Selvedge, and is a reviewer for Country Life and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. She conducts ‘In Conversations.’ for institutions and galleries, including, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, the De La Warr Pavilion, the Sarah Myerscough Gallery and the Heller Gallery, New York.

Cristina Zani was awarded a bursary that enabled her to study jewellery in Seoul for four months in 2011, and established her workshop in the Lake District in 2012. In 2016 she moved to Edinburgh where she is currently based. Her current work is influenced by the Korean urban landscape and explores the contrast between the modern buildings and ancient temples and palaces of South Korea.

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