La Decima Musa (The Tenth Muse) by Giulio Paolini: An Ode to Artistic Reflection

La Decima Musa (The Tenth Muse) by Giulio Paolini: An Ode to Artistic Reflection


      Plato considered Sappho the best poetic voice in Greek history, and called her ‘The Tenth Muse’ La Decima Musa_G.P._2023  

Joanne Thompson: The Master of Chain Making


Playing with scale, volume and weight, Joanne Thompson creates unique sculptural ornaments experimenting precious metals that can mutate into a sensual tridimensionality that embraces and flows with the body. We are delighted to share our conversation with the Artist explaining her creative process and the joy of making. EC: Tell us about yourself and what do you do? (What is your background?) JT: I am a designer and maker of contemporary chain jewellery, living and working from my home studio in Edinburgh, Scotland. I studied jewellery design firstly at Edinburgh College of Art, (1st class honours degree) followed by a Masters at RCA in London. I set up my studio in London in 1995, moving back to Edinburgh in 1999. EC: You are known as the ‘Master of chain making.’ In 2021 you received the Gold Award (The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver) ‘Wire Innovation’ held at the Goldsmith Hall in London. How did you come up with the idea of chain maille pattern? JT: I have always been interested in unit construction and textile techniques in jewellery making.  With chain making it is possible to take solid precious metals and fabricate them into something soft, fluid, and tactual. […]

I gioielli di Sophia Vari da Elisabetta Cipriani a Londra in un’imperdibile mostra omaggio


Fino al 7 luglio Elisabetta Cipriani rende omaggio a Sophia Vari, la grande artista di origine greca, recentemente scomparsa. In mostra una serie di gioielli d’artista, alcuni dei quali pensati espressamente per l’esposizione londinese e realizzati per la prima volta con materiali come resina e amaranto, un legno esotico di grande resa cromatica e materica. By Paola Stroppiana for Canale Arte.Tv June 12th, 2023 Read    

Sophia Vari’s sculptural jewellery comes to London


Elisabetta Cipriani unveils 40 of Sophia Vari’s wearable sculptures at exhibition ‘All Mediums are Noble’ By Hanna Silver for Wallpaper June 12th, 2023 Read

Sophia Vari ‘All Mediums are Noble’


“Outdoor monumental sculptures need to be accepted and engage with nature. Indoor sculptures have to be present without disturbing the surrounding. With jewellery is to make women more beautiful, strong, and secure. The challenge with jewellery is that one is limited with size and shapes, but there is an excitement when it becomes impeccable” Sophia Vari Elisabetta Cipriani is very honoured to announce the exhibition of extraordinary late artist Sophia Vari wearable sculptures at the London gallery. “All Mediums are Noble” will open on June 7th and will be on view util July 7th 2023 The gallery will present a total of 40 wearable sculptures of which 13 are exclusively made for the exhibition. “All Mediums are Noble” is an exhibition featuring works from early 2000s to 2023. The variety of medium present in these works is exceptional and unique. Works made of marble from Thassos, Carrara and Belgium, gold, silver, amaranth wood, Pau Amarelo wood, resin and rock-crystal are chosen to emphasise the composition of volume, form and movement. Sophia Vari has been working in sculpture for over 55 years and the evolution came by itself; one work lead to another and the lines became more precise. Jewellery have a […]



Elisabetta Cipriani Wearable Art will be pleased to exhibit for the first time at Nomad St. Moritz this Febraury from the 23rd to the 26th 2023 at the newly renovated Hotel Grace La Margna.  Our room is 101 and it is located at the first floor. The gallery is delighted to curate an exhibition of new, outstanding, wearable art projects exclusively made for the gallery by renowned visual artists of the calibre of Ai Weiwei with Rings W & M, Atelier Van Lieshout with The Burghers, Maria Nepomuceno with Vases (Vaso Vida); Giuseppe Penone with Salvia (Sage) ring, Chiharu Shiota withCarrying Memory. The gallery will also exhibit a selection of Giorgio Vigna spectacular works that could be enjoyed with closed eyes. New works by the artist will include ‘Sassi’(Stones) magnetic brooches, the one of a kind Geodi (Geodes) sculptural necklace, the creatures of the sea ‘Floralia’ earrings and rock like ring Crystalline. Elisabetta Cipriani will showcase the bold, sensual, and feminine wearable sculptures by Sophia Vari, of whom we are very pleased to announce the exclusive representation of her wearable sculptures in the UK. Together with the gallery visual artists, Elisabetta Cipriani will also be delighted to present works by artist jewellers […]

Elisabetta Cipriani creates wearable sculptures in new artist collaborations


Elisabetta Cipriani’s new works include partnerships with Giuseppe Penone and Sophia Vari By Hanna Silver for Wallpaper* November 16, 2022 Read

Elisabetta Cipriani announce the representation of Sophia Vari in the United Kingdom


Elisabetta Cipriani is very honoured to announce the representation of Sophia Vari extraordinary Wearable Art in the United Kingdom. “I have always admired Sophia Vari Wearable Art; they represent as a whole, the characteristics of how today’s women should be: bold, sophisticated, practical and unique. Her forms and volumes are particularly accentuated when the artist combines wood with noble metals. There is always a pleasing surprise when looking at her wearable sculptures; the forms theatrically change with the movement of the body and each side suggests a different story”. “When I create a jewel, I don’t think about a ‘jewel’ but a ‘sculpture’, putting in all my convictions and strength. It is only later that I adapt the sculpture with technical tools to make it wearable.” Sophia Vari Sophia Vari – Clytemnestre 2013. Ebony, yellow gold and silver patinated necklace. 24 x 19 cm. Unique Sophia Vari (B. 1940) is an acclaimed Greek artist who was born in Athens, to a Greek father and a Hungarian mother. Vari spent part of her childhood in Switzerland, studied in Greece and France, and nowadays lives between Greece, Monte Carlo and Pietrasanta (Italy). Sophia Vari’s work is a reflection of her multicultural upbringing, […]

Creating Waves – Solo Show by Ute Decker


Creating Waves a solo show of Ute Decker at Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery Preview 19 May 6 – 8.30 2022 20 – 31 May 2022, Mayfair, London       Elisabetta Cipriani presents a series of new sensuous and powerful wearable sculptures by the master of the sculptural jewel Ute Decker. The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting       From the gentle and calming waves of her neck piece “Ocean” to powerful forces of nature erupting in her arm sculpture “Wild Waters”, they curve sensuously around the arm and neck                           Elisabetta Cipriani explains, “When I discovered Ute’s work in 2013, I was fascinated by how her infinite sensuous curves were moving in space. The body acts as a canvas for her sculptural fluid shapes. With its movement, […]

A Conversation with Maria Nepomuceno


Vases (Vaso Vida), 2021 necklace and ring (necklace vase 5.5 x 7 cm; ring 3 x 3 cm) Edition of 10. Signed and numbered   The Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno creates imaginative and playful contemplations of the world around us. Through her original technique of sewing coloured ropes into vivacious spiral shapes, Nepomuceno’s work explores the regenerative powers of human bodies, human societies and human interactions with nature. The Financial Times magazine called the artist’s bright, biomorphic forms ‘an alternative to wasteful consumerism’, and across the globe world-renown art institutions such as the Barbican Centre in London, The Norval Foundation in Cape Town, Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro have commissioned her to brighten their spaces with her colourful, thought-provoking sculptures. Nepomuceno has worked with the indigenous braiders of Brazil’s north eastern Acre region, and she brought together a group of artisans in Margate, England to create her Turner Contemporary installation – her practice is continuously enriched and inspired by the partnerships she creates. Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery is proud to become part of her collaborative artistic process, and we are thrilled to present to you the artist’s first wearable art project. E.C: Your wearable art project Vases (Vaso Vida) is […]