Giovanna Ferrero Ventimiglia, a trained architect with a background in painting, began experimenting with the ancient technique of “cloisonné” four years ago.

Her practice grows and develops within the limits of a singular format: her “Piccoli Smalti” (“Small Enamels”) all respond to the dimensions of square slabs of ten centimeters by ten. In silver, bronze, or brass, these “tiles” are populated by abstract designs, dazzling colors, and a material that has in its history more than a millennium of life.
Resuming a path taken by her grandfather, and in dialogue with skilled artisans in the Florentine region of Italy, Giovanna continues her intriguing ritual work marked by the rhythm of these square, and unique, “episodes.”