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Burkina Faso Stories

the workshop story DESIGN FOR PEACE

4 November 2016
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« Wonder » could be the right word corresponding the best to define this collaboration. Starting with being able to transform tank shell in to precious jewels. And of course, being lucky to observe the detailed work performed by gifted artisans, I specialy think about Sidi and Waneibi, my 2 coworkers for the collaboration. I spent about 2 months with them, developing a jewels collection, essentially based on recyclable materials: tank shells for the bronze and inner tubes for the leather. We…

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Colombia Meet ! Peru

meet JORGE & JANETH

29 October 2016
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Jorge learnt his goldsmith job from his brother at the age of 12. As a teenager, he did several part time jobs in Lima, from buses, sweets seller to chicken plucker in butchers…At the age of 20, he decided to come back to the town where he grew up, san Jeronimo and started to fully focus on his passion. There he met his future wife, Elena, also from a goldsmith family. Together, they opened a jewelry store and an atelier in…

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Colombia Peru Stories Workshops

the workshop story JORGE + JANETH

27 October 2016
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For this project, I had this crazy idea to mix two countries expertise, going to one’s atelier to the other. First, was Jorge. I met him in San Jeronimo, a tiny town in the heart of Peru. San Jeronimo is the high site for Peruvian jewelry art. Most of the towns businesses are jewel shops and jewel ateliers, real life dream. I visited Jorge’s shop one cheerful morning to explain my project to him. We got on well though and…

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Colombia Featured Peru Workshops

the workshop JORGE + JANETH

26 October 2016
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A meeting between two countries and two expertises: Jorge Medina, jewel maker artisan, living in the heart of Peru and Janeth Del Pilar, living at the border with Columbia and Ecuador, who was the keeper of the rare secret of straw marquetry. A collaboration taking place during two months from Jorge’s atelier in Peru to Janeth’s in Columbia.…

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