Cristina Zani

About Cristina Zani

Following a career in corporate communication, Cristina completed an MFA in Jewellery at Edinburgh College of Art in 2012.

After living and working in several countries, she established her workshop in the Lake District in 2012. In 2016 she moved to Edinburgh where she is currently based.

In 2011 Cristina was awarded a bursary that enabled her to study jewellery in Seoul for four months. Her current work is influenced by the Korean urban landscape and explores the contrast between modern buildings and ancient temples and palaces of South Korea.

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Cristina’s pieces are made with wood, which she combines with precious metals. They are sculptural, bold and tactile; they are usually large in scale, but light to wear. Although they are based on preparatory sketches, her way of working with materials is largely intuitive. Cristina doesn’t tend to constrain herself to the initial drawings, but allows incidents to be part of her creative process and this often produces unintentional and more interesting results. This way of working often brings her to unexpected turns and if she is not happy with the final outcome, she starts the whole process again.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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