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Carolina Gomes Jewelry

Carolina Gomes Jewelry

Carolina Gomes is a queer contemporary jeweler. Born in Brazil (1986), she now resides in San Francisco/CA. She earned her graphic design BA from UEMG (State University of Minas Gerais/Brazil). After 12 years of career as a graphic designer, she started studying jewelry in 2016. She learned goldsmith techniques at Escola Mineira de Joalheria (MG/BR) and attended to classes at Núcleo Joalheria Contemporânea (SP/BR). New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW) included her in the Here We Are initiative. Her work has been exhibited in Museu A Casa (SP/BR), Brazil Jewelry Week, Galeria Alice Floriano (RS/BR), Bienal Latinoamericana de Joyería Contemporanea, and the upcoming is Joya Barcelona. She has attended the American Craft Council, Renegade Craft, and Westcoast Craft fairs. In a Munich Jewelry Week edition, her jewelry was published in Current Obsession Magazine. She is part of the jewelry study group Híbridas e Mestiças at Núcleo Joalheria Contemporânea mentored by Jorge Manilla.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Since her troubled childhood, she has strived to turn traumas into creativity. She finds her strength in reinvention by expressing herself through different media and materials. Her whimsical-weird jewelry is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Currently, the primary materials are polymer clay and resin. Inspired by life’s diversity, bodies, and sensoriality, she reflects upon our existence in an organic and artificial atmosphere. In this otherworldly reality, she creates beings overflowing freely and fluidly together.

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