Giovanni Corvaja

Born 1971, Padua, Italy

“Everything started because of my passion and fascination about metals.  Ever since I was a child I found metals to be very interesting: the way they feel to the touch, the way they reflect the light, the way they absorb so quickly the warmth of our hands, their malleability and ductility were like miracles for me.  In the earth metals are very common, but, because at its origin the earth was hot and melted, most of it collapsed to the centre of it, forming the earth’s core: a giant ball of melted iron of thousand of kilometres in diameter.  Most probably the heavier of those metals are in the inner core…I am convinced that the soul of the earth is a huge sphere of gold and platinum, or at least, that is how I like to imagine it.”

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Working in Todi, Italy

1985-1988   Pietro Selvatico School of Art, Padua, Italy, Diploma di Maestro d’Arte under master goldsmith Francesco Pavan
1988-1990   Pietro Selvatico School of Art, Padua, Italy, Maturità d’Arte Applicata
1990-1992   Royal College of Art, London, MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

Giovanni Corvaja has work in the following public collections:

Ayrton Metals Platinum Collection, London
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Royal College of Art, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Die Neue Sammlung, Staaliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
Museum für Künst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
Museo degli Argenti, Florence, Italy
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA

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