Established contemporary Jeweller and designer, Alida Cappelletta has based her practice in Perth Western Australia after studying and working as a Contemporary Jeweller in Sydney for fifteen years.
After graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in Jewellery and Metal, Alida also studied at RMIT in Gold and Silver Smithing. With a painting background major from Curtin University she has harmoniously fused her various technical skills and knowledge to create beautifully crafted designs.
Alida has always been fascinated in finding the balance between nature’s organic yet complex forms and geometrical landscape structures that she constantly encounters. Incorporating vivid colours, highly textured surfaces and repetitive forms is fundamental to her approach when developing a new range. She finds pleasure in discovering and experimenting with new ways to fabricate desirable wearable pieces in a contemporary way.
Since 2004 Alida has taught Jewellery Making to adults at various community Arts Centres across Sydney.
Alida was both founder and formal tutor at Gaffa Studios since first opening in 2009 and has been responsible for conducting both Beginners and Intermediate jewellery making classes.
Her vast technical skills have seen her teaching specialised jewellery making workshops including Enamelling on metal, stone setting, wax carving, etching and much more.
Alida aims to nuture and support her students with the highest standard of technical skills in a creative group environment. Her evolvment as a tutor and professional artist has endowed her with the confidence and patience to communicate her skills and passion for jewellery making. Alida thrives in an artistic community and relishes the oppurtunity to share her knowledge and open the way to positive challenges and growth.
In September 2016 see's Alida venture to one of the most tranquil and breathtaking destinations in all Australia. She will have the unique opportunity to immerse herself in all its wild glory as a resident jeweller at Mountain Seas Artist and Wilderness Retreat on Flinders Island, Tasmania.
Alida will be hosting a jewellery workshop and exhibiting her current collection to delight the locals and visitors to the island.
Stay tuned to what will evolve from this amazing experience later this year...