We have decided to join the #justacard Indie Week to support artists, creatives, crafters and independent shops. It's important to preserve and strengthen small, ethical businesses, food producers, creatives and all those ones who kindly try to maintain our world at a human size.
The Just a Card campaign "aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses."
So, here are 10 facts about us:
1 - we are a duo, we work, create and live together. We are lucky enough to be enriched and not destroyed by that :)
2 - we begun to work together in 2008, opened our first workshop in Italy in 2011, moved to Malta in 2016
3 - we both love modern and contemporary art. We don't just like, we need to create
4 - contemporary independent jewellery is a form of art. There are ideas, dreams and perceptions behind modern jewellery
5 - contemporary jewellery is not just an ornament, it tells a story
6 - Ivano learned to stone setting in Italy, when he was very young, later he also became a goldsmith. Making jewels is his passion, in his future life he would like to be a sculptor, a goldsmith and a farmer.
7 - Gioia is a psychotherapist and a self-taught goldsmith, she has also been a farmer. In her future lives she would like to be an archeologist, a physicist and a gardener.
8 - we love the sea, we love the sea, we love the sea
9 - we are lucky enough to be able to see it once a day.
10 - we grow our own vegetables on our terrace and love good food, good friends and good wine.