Describe your profession, your finished products and your particularities.
I imagine,design,build and finish unique pieces of jewellery,objects and accessories. I set all my stones, I sculpter and melt wax, I engrave and model metals and wood.
What materials do you use?
Gold,silver,platinum,titanium,steel,wood,perspex and all the precious and semiprecious stones
What is your “ideal” client’s profile?
My clients don't like omologation, they don't follow mainstream role-models,and want to stand out for their personality.
At what age and under what circumstances did you start this job?
Born playing around my father's bench, Arrigo Arriga, Roman goldsmith. At five,in his atelier I started breaking tools, modelling metals and matching the colors of the precious stones.
Where and how long have you been trained before you were ready to start your own business? In a training institute, with a craftsman or both? What do you think is the best way to learn your job today? Schools, training with craftsmen ...?
I past all my time after school in jewellery business. At 17 I started my serious apprenticeship in gemsetting and engraving in the most important craft woskshop in Rome. At 23 I started working by my own. In absolutely I think the best way to learn any art is in a craft workshop.
Describe the knowhow, the techniques, the tools and the materials you use in your work.
After taking possession of the tools, I handle the stones, I match them my way, With my bulino I engrave the wax, I melt it and it becames metal, then I set the stonesand polish it.
What role do "talent" and "creativity" play in your profession?
Creativity, quality,unicity. These are the key-words around which revolves my art.
And what about innovation, what are the changes since you started? Do you use new materials, tools, or processes in manufacturing and marketing? What is the impact of innovation on your performance? How could your profession be even more innovative?
I nevr stop searching new instruments and materials. But making bespoke jewellery i see marketing so far.
What is the best way to learn your profession?
In a work shop
What is your message to younger generations who might choose your profession?
If It's real love follow allways your instinct, never stop believing in your passion.