Throughout the duration of our current exhibition “Holy Tools!“, the blog of LA Joaillerie invites you to discover the artists participating in the exhibition. Through a tool-Portrait, discover their considerations on tools, their views on crafts and handmaking.
Born in 1962 à San Giovanni Teatino, Fabrizio Tridenti is an Italian art jeweller. After graduating in 1982 from Istituto Statale d’Arte, Penne, he spent a few years as an apprentice in a couple of reknown workshops, before establishing his studio in 1993 in Pescara. Today he lives and works in Vasto.
– If you were a tool ?
I want to be loved by my master.
– If you were a gesture ?
I want to be empty.
– What is yout first or most significant memory related to tools ?
My first memory of tools coincides with my first day at the art school where I had the occasion to observe all the tools on the workbench and there I saw my future.
– Which is your favorite tool and why ?
No one in particular because I always thought they were all interdependent for the good result of a work.
– Why did you choose working with your hands (and brain !) and what does it provide you ?
Working directly with your hands helps to acquire more knowledge and consequently this will be useful to transfer a greater sensitivity to the material and to make the product unique.
– How do you consider the growing importance of technologies and machines (modelisation, laser, etc) and the vanishing of ancient know-hows? How does this affect your practice or extend your possibilities ?
Technology must remain a means and not an end, but I think it is important to discover and develop new technological systems through which incredible results can be achieved but this will not affect the artisanal job at all, it will improve it.
After all, I do not think knowledge will disappear because of this, because nothing can be created unless you have that knowledge and that will always make a difference.