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Jessica Ciaffarini

  • Unusual Bouquet
  • Textile worker
  • Giulianello, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Jessica Ciaffarini Textile worker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+39 3478648041
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Flowers for eternity

  • • Jessica handcrafts paper bouquets for occasions
  • • She is inspired by people and their stories
  • • Her compositions are environmentally friendly

To understand her potential as a craftsperson, Jessica Ciaffarini had to go through a professional pause and a period of reflection. "I had a little girl and for four years, I devoted myself to her. During that time, though, I knew there was something that had to emerge from this time. Then it clicked, while talking to my husband (a wedding photographer) about the difficulties of capturing nice pictures of bouquets. It was precisely this, plus my passion for eco design and art, that drew me to Unusual Bouquet”. Since then, Jessica has been working as a paper artisan in her own Italian studio, designing and creating unique and alternative flower compositions. She practises paper craft “because it gives me the freedom to express myself and the opportunity to evolve my style and ideas more and more”.

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Works

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Bouquet of lilies and orange blossoms

This bouquet was created with a not too linear drop shape, using locally sourced and sustainable materials. The silk used was produced by an Italian company that processes its materials in an environmentally friendly way. The leaves were created from nettle fabric. This creation was made entirely by hand, from the cutting of the fabric to the colouring of the material, made with vegetable colours. All created with the Japanese Somebana technique.

Photo: ©Francesco Russotto
Bouquet hoop

This floral composition involves the use of different materials and three different techniques. The wood is created in crepe paper, giving it a distinctive design. The circular shape comes to life with three different branches intertwining in a play of soft lines. The silk flowers are made with the Somebana technique using scraps from fashion ateliers. The feather flowers were created using millinery techniques.

Photo: ©Francesco Russotto
Wildflower bouquet

A creation made from discarded Indian silks. Different types of wild flowers have been reproduced in this creation, such as lavender, ears of wheat, september, ivy branches and also iceberg roses. This work is different in every facet and gives a different view depending on how you look at it. Created using the Somebana technique.

Photo: ©Francesco Russotto
Calla lilies bouquet

This creation was made entirely from silk and lace from fashion atelier waste. Inside are calla lilies, hydrangeas, eucalyptus and olive branches with field primroses, with an all-green colour chart. All handmade with vegetable colours, using the Somebana technique.

Photo: ©Francesco Russotto
Eco friendly floral composition

The composition is made entirely of silk, with scraps from fashion ateliers. The vase that supports it was handmade from recycled cardboard. A project studied down to the smallest detail, from the design to the creation of every single petal, with the aim of creating a work for interior design that is totally eco-sustainable. Inside we find peonies, buttercups, cosmos and wild flowers. All created using the Somebana technique.

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