Francesca Marcenaro

Francesca Marcenaro
5 St. Cross Street London EC1N 8UA
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07807417588
Enthusiastic about the ancient art of Italy, but also about technology, engineering and innovation, Francesca is a dedicated jewellery designer and maker who committed to the field of experimentation on different techniques and materials.
Francesca’s unmistakable signature in jewellery is “Glass Granulation”.
Inspired by the ancient techniques of Granulation ( made with granules of gold) and Enamelling (made with glass powder) Francesca uses glass granules to do granulation.
The effect is a “soft”, unique and charming sparkle which accentuates the natural look of her pieces.
Other unmissable inspiration are Fairy Tales and Nature: all Jewels are like pieces of Nature that the Fairies collect to adorn themselves. Every piece has a meaning, every piece tells a story...
2021 Goldsmiths' Fair - London (UK)
2020 Desire - Winchester (UK)
2020 Virtual Exhibition @ MAD About Jewellery- New York (USA)
2020 Virtual Exhibition @ Goldsmiths' Fair - London (UK)
2019 Desire - Winchester (UK)
2019 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester (UK)
2019 Goldsmiths' Fair - London (UK)
2019 British Craft Trade Fair - Harrogate (UK)
2019 Desire - London (UK)
2018 Sieraad Jewellery Art Fair - Amsterdam (NL)
2018 Desire - Winchester (UK)
2018 Craft in Focus Crowthorne (UK)
2018 Craft in Focus - Sevenoaks (UK)
2018 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester (UK)
2018 Eunique - Travemunde (D)
2018 Artigianato e Palazzo - Firenze (I)
2018 British Craft Trade Fair - Harrogate (UK)
2018 Desire - London (UK)
2017 The Bristol Artisan - Bristol (UK)
2017 Sieraad Jewellery Art Fair - Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Desire - Winchester (UK)
2016 Desire - Winchester (UK)
2016 Art in Action - Oxford (UK)
2016 Jewellery and Watch Show - Birmingham (UK)
2015 Kick Starter at IJL- London (UK)
2015 Art in Action - Oxford (UK) 

2015 Inhorgenta - Munich (D) 

2015 Jewellery and Watch Show - Birmingham (UK) 

2015 Craft -London(UK) 

2014 Art in Action - Oxford (UK)

2014 "Il Gioiello Alternativo" @ Abilmente - Vicenza (I)
2014 Jewellery and Watch Show - Birmingham (UK)

2013 “Brand New Copenhagen" @ Copenhagen Jewellery and Watch Show -Copenhagen (DK)
2013 “Rocks” @ Goldsmiths Centre - London (UK)
2012 “Dionisan” @ Kings College - London (UK) 

2011 “Treasure” London Jewellery Week - London (UK)
2006 “Jewellery Arabia” (as guest) - Manama (Bahrein)
Francesca is a dedicated jewellery designer and maker who committed to the field of experimentation on different techniques and materials.
Enthusiastic about the ancient art of Italy, but also about technology, engineering and innovation.
Her signature is “Glass Granulation” a technique inspired by the ancient techniques of Granulation and Enamelling: Francesca makes granulation with glass granules giving to the surface of my pieces an unique and soft sparkle
After a past of twenty years as Family Lawyer she decided to give it up and to turn the passion of all her life in a job.
In February 2010 Francesca started to run her own business in Hatton Garden working for private customers, galleries and museums.
Passionate self taught, she followed different specific courses as well:
. Jewellery making at the “Art Institute” in Florence
. Mould Making with David Neat in London
. Enamelling with Regina Aradesian in London .
. Resin course with Michael Milloy in London
. Business Training course at Central Saint Martins in London
. Engraving course at the Goldsmiths Centre in London
. Course on Titanium and Niobium with Brian Eburah
Francesca continues her experimentations combining different materials in the research of the balance between them
Since summer 2013 she's been in the “Who's Who in Gold and Silver” of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
She worked as Freelance Designer for other Companies.

Awards:
Award for Excellence BCTF 2019 The National Association of Jewellers
Silver Award Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards 2019 in the Category of 3D Design Precious Jewellery in Silver
Bronze Award Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards 2019 in the Category of Jewellers Senior
BJA annual Design Competition 2015 winner of “Earrings for the Catwalk”
Image 1
"Sun" Cuff from the Volcanic Treasure Collection
Image 2
"Pale Blue Blossoms" Necklace from the Volcanic Treasure Collection
Image 3
Rings from the "Magic Berries" Collection