Do you describe yourself as a jeweller or an architect?
I graduated in 1995 with a degree in architecture, but even then, I wrote my thesis on jewellery design. My professor was a person with great sensitivity and humanity, she made me understand that matter isn’t something inert, but living.
What fascinates you about metal?
I love all the secrets of the different metals. Everybody knows that metal is a very hard material, but you can make it softer and shape it to your liking. It’s like looking for love in a rude person.
© Roberto Intorre
What was the first object you made?
The first jewel I made was an object inspired by a Celtic design, it represented the union between male and female. It looked good to me, but I had nothing to compare it to. A few days later, someone came into my house and asked me to sell it to him: that gave me great confidence.
What does a jewel represents to you?
I can tell you what a jewel doesn’t represent to me. A jewel isn’t a futile thing at all, but a necessity, a need. It’s a deep self-expression that we can show others, a gateway to our inner dimension.