Sara Conte

A thing of beauty
is a joy forever.

John Keats

Technique

Wax modeling and lost-wax casting

After producing a wax model by carving it out of wax or creating it using wax that is soft enough to be easily modelled by hand, you move on to the process known as lost-wax casting. The making of jewelry pieces involves pouring liquid metal alloy into a mold. It is referred to as lost-wax casting because the casting mold is created using a wax model that is melted away to leave a hollow chamber in the middle of the mold. This technique has been used for thousands of years and is still widely used today. It is a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewelry. The best thing about casting is that it gives you enormous freedom to be highly creative. You can form wax into any shape imaginable and at the same time experiment with different textures and decorations.

About me

I am an Italian goldsmith. I was born and grew up in Rome and, after a long stay in Moscow, I moved to Berlin.
I studied foreign languages and literature and have done several interesting jobs in the creative and cultural sectors, including working in film production companies, at a local radio station, and for cultural management organizations. 
For a long time, goldsmithery was just a wonderful hobby, but then I gradually realized that I truly loved it, and I decided to make it my profession. I therefore returned to Rome to attend the silversmithing and goldsmithing courses at the Accademia delle arti orafe. There I became acquainted with the technique of wax modeling, which opened up even more fascinating creative possibilities for me.

Gallery

  • Bronze, yellow zirconia

  • 925 sterling silver, 18k gold bezel setting, green tourmaline

  • 925 sterling silver, carnelian

  • 925 sterling silver, 18k gold plated rose

  • 925 sterling silver, 18k gold plated bezel setting, star ruby

  • 925 sterling silver, turquoise

  • 925 sterling silver, tanzanite

  • sterling silver, carnelian and pearls

  • Oxidized 925 sterling silver, 18k gold, pearls

  • 925 sterling silver, fluorite

  • 925 sterling silver

  • 925 sterling silver

  • 925 sterling silver, grey pearls

  • 925 sterling silver, grey pearls

  • 925 sterling silver, lemon quartz

  • 925 sterling silver, blue chalcedony

  • 925 sterling silver, cultured freshwater pearls

  • 18k gold plated sterling silver

  • 925 sterling silver, cultured freshwater pearls

  • 925 sterling silver, cultured freshwater pearls, citrine

  • Silk ribbon, 925 sterling silver, aquamarine

  • 925 sterling silver

  • 925 sterling silver

  • 925 sterling silver, red coral

Contact

Sara Conte
Via dei Corazzieri 79 – 00143 Roma

kontakt@saraconte.de

Meet me and my creations at the

8. BERLINER KUNSTALLEE

10th - 11th June 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Mittelstreifen Schloßstrasse 1-29, 14059 Berlin

in front of Schloss Charlottenburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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