Materials in Focus: Contemporary Wire Filigree with Filipa Oliveira

08 Sep 2022 · 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Join Filipa Oliveira for an introduction to the unique technique of filigree, from a historic and contemporary perspective. She will present some of the most exciting contemporary filigree jewellery being made in the world at the moment, by a range of international makers who feature in her recent book ‘Contemporary Filigree Jewellery’.

This talk will provide a rich insight into the technical and inspiration for its use and application. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in the conversation.

Who is the speaker?

Filipa Oliveira lives between Portugal and Scotland. She fell in love with jewellery at a young age, and since then has become a specialist in creating contemporary filigree jewellery. Filipa has a deep knowledge of this technique, training as a goldsmith in Portugal at Cindor, and in Scotland at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2011 with first class honours. Her work has been recognised nationally and internationally and awarded by numerous jewellery institutions, including The Goldsmiths' Company. She has built a reputation as an expert in contemporary filigree as well as a leader in disseminating this unique knowledge, which she shares with her students in her Contemporary Filigree Courses.