Elisabetta Nevola unconventional porcelain Italy
Traces brooch / necklace
Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature
Materials nude paper porcelain, pigment, metal, oxide , vintage movable types
Size 200x170x10mm (necklace) | 30x75x10mm (brooch)
In the 15th century Giovanni Gutenberg invented an affordable and fast printing system.
His skills as a goldsmith allowed him to build movable metal types, thus starting a democratic process of diffusion and access to reading.
Elisabetta used two vintage movable types, the initials of his inventor, applied to a sheet of paper porcelain,
showing her idea of the link between jewelry and writing, both leaving traces of its creator.
“(…) you discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely from anyone. You belong!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald