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Andrea Sotgiu

  • Silver lucky charm with bezel. A jewel typical of Sardinia's goldsmith tradition, it features the typical Bolma rugosa turbine snail shell, decorated with swirl patterns and embellished with a small drop-like bell.

  • Pendant made of silver and pink granite. The jewel is made of the typical local stone, that is unusual in jewellery, worked according to the most sophisticated cutting techniques usually implemented in the carving and polishing of precious stones. The small silver element recalls the traditional

  • Silver necklace with pink granite and lamprophyre granite. The linear and simple design jewel is made of the typical local stone, that is unusual in jewellery, worked according to the most sophisticated cutting techniques usually implemented in the carving and polishing of precious stones, mounte

  • Traditional silver button, made of a fretworked plate and shaped by hand, part of the set of jewels included in the traditional attire of Gallura.

  • Pink granite, silver and amethyst ring. The jewel is made of the typical local stone, that is unusual in jewellery, worked according to the most sophisticated cutting techniques usually implemented in the carving and polishing of precious stones. The small silver element recalls the traditional S

The artisan

Andrea Sotgiu started his experience in the field of goldsmith's art after attending a course on specific topics connected to goldsmithing, organized by the Liceo Artistico Fabrizio De André in Tempio Pausania. He decided to hone his skills and expertise in the field of goldsmith's art and moved to Valenza (PO - Italy), where he started his apprenticeship and learnt several crafting techniques. He gained experience also in other workshops and studios, developing his own technical skills and style. He gained experienced attending specialization courses held at the Associazione Orafa Valenzana and the Istituto per la Formazione in the Alessandria area. Once he came back to Sardinia, he started his activity and, in 2009, he opened a goldsmith's workshop in the city centre of Tempio, where he has been promoting his jewellery collection with great skills and passion.

The collection

His production includes a jewellery collection inspired by Sardinian goldsmithry tradition, using filigree and applying lost wax casting, and a more contemporary taste collection. A major part of his production is connected to the stone crafting and engraving, the use of coral and mother-of-pearl. In addition, he also carries out traditional workshop activities, such as customized production, and the restoration of old and modern jewels.

The technique

Traditional techniques used in classic goldsmith's art and filigree, in addition to lost wax casting, dedicated to a specific collection. The crafting of precious and semi-precious stones, coral and mother-of-pearl, obsidian and granite, and much more, is carried out with great mastery.

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Where to find them

Indirizzo:
Andrea Sotgiu Via Piredda, 1 07029 Tempio Pausania (OT)

E-mail: orafo.tagliagemme@gmail.com

Telefono: +39 340 6107589