Finalist for the Malta Crafts Awards 2020
Premju Ġieħ l-Artiġjanat Malti – Award for the recognition of creative and innovative products made in Malta by local artisans. Chosen as a finalist in the Malta Crafts Awards as the Most Innovative Product in Precious Metal and Jewellery. As someone who has never won anything in my life and the first time participating in this initiative, I am over the moon to have achieved this.
I submitted my application with the favourite piece of mine Ubi Requiem Volatilium/Where the winged creatures rest a one-of-a-kind necklace like a treasure being emerged from the depths of the sea these metal flowers have been covered in a beautiful hue of verdigris patina and yellow glass citrines have grown as the bulbs of each flower, onto which this beautiful golden rare moth has rested after fluttering around in search of the most beautiful garden.
Thank you to my parents who taught me all they know so I can be as creative as I want!
Thank you to Malta Crafts, the Ministry for the Economy Investment and Small Businesses and the Commerce Department for the organisation and opportunity!
TEMPUS FUGIT: an exhibition by ATELIER NINETEEN
Have you ever wondered how our concept of time is formed? Time flies or stands still. In the case of the watches used to make this jewellery, they are ”time less” but have now been given a new life. We often utter the famous words ‘time flies’ and I am sure that in the past months many of us found themselves in the situation where they wished that they could make time fly, yearning for the day when they can be set free from lock down or self-isolation. The combination of broken watch parts with vintage animal charms that each could fly if they were real. Giving life to otherwise damaged and unwanted watch parts and up-cycling them into new forms of jewellery thus creating the idea of ”timelessness‘’.
You are invited to take a nostalgic journey and imagine where those watch parts might have been, whom they belonged to and the adventures they might have had tens of years ago. With this exhibition, you can observe the workmanship of these watch parts from the post-war era and look closely at how they have now been re-imagined with the addition of interesting beads, charms and other components. The vintage jewellery pieces have a story, bringing the past to the present and have had another life before they have reached you. Each vintage item is hand-selected for the way it captures the essence of what vintage means to us and to you.
Marcon is the only artisan to create earrings, necklaces and bracelets in this style through a selection of story themed necklaces, mixed media compositions and recycled clock parts. Atelier Nineteen does not make use of single-use plastics, gives new life to otherwise damaged watches and upcycles old jewellery into Wearable Pieces of Art.
You are cordially invited to an exhibition ‘Tempus Fugit’
by Marcon Caruana of Atelier Nineteen Wearable Art
in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund.
The exhibition will be held at Donatella Cinelli Colombini Venue Suite, Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s, Gozitano Agricultural Village, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo
with an official opening on Thursday 13th August at 07:00 pm.
and will be inaugurated by the Honourable Minister for Gozo, Clint Camilleri.
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Altered and Upcycled Wearable Art Jewellery made in Malta – Established in 2011, Atelier Nineteen Wearable Art invites you to take a journey back in time to a concoction of romance and industrial fantasy. The only Maltese artisan to create Wearable Art in this style through a selection of story themed necklaces, mixed media compositions and recycled clock parts. Atelier Nineteen does not make use of single-use plastics, gives new life to otherwise damaged watches and upcycles old jewelry into Wearable Pieces of Art, unique like their valued customers.
As seen in Condé Nast Traveller Magazine July/August Edition 2020
As seen in Condé Nast Traveller Magazine ‘The Hot List’ Edition June 2020