CV


Academic background:

  • Psychology Degree, Porto University – Portugal - 1985
  • Course on Jewellery Basic and Advanced Techniques - Alquimia-Lab School (Porto, Portugal) 2012/13

 

Professional Training:

  • Soft stones cutting Workshop – Roland Altmann – 2013;
  • Summer Academy Jewellery Course at the Salzburg Fine Arts University with Lucy Sarneel – July/August 2013;
  • Raku ceramic workshops with João Carqueijeiro – March 2013 and March 2014
  • Summer Academy Jewellery Course at the Salzburg Fine Arts University with Benedikt Fischer and Vivi Touloumidi – August 2015
  • Potter’s wheel worshop with João Carqueijeiro February 2016
  • Porcelain workshops with João Carqueijeiro – March – May 2016 and February- March 2017, March, April 2018
  • Seminar “Re-writing your own script” with Charon Kransen at Gioiello in Fermento, May 2016
  • Fold Forming workshop with Gustavo Paradiso, June 2016
  • Granulation workshop with Gustavo Paradiso, May 2017
  • Transformation workshop with Eija Mustonen and Koru6 seminar, August 2018
  • Treasures of Portuguese silverware, with Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa, July 2020
  • Expertise and aesthetics: From idea to the concretization of historic jewelry, with Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa, May/June 2020
  • Love rings history, Isabel Iriarte, August 2020
  • Jewellery porcelain molds, Gabriela Cohn, October 2020


Professional Career 

Since April 2013          Individual company with the “Little Nothing – Paula Castro” trade brand

                                    - Second prize on the Eco-Challenge Competition -  Associação de Ourivesaria e Relojoaria de                                                Portugal (AORP) – Portuguese Goldsmithing and Watchmaking Association - 2013;

                                    - Selected for POP’s 2013 and 2014 (Original Portuguese Projects) – Serralves (Modern Art                                                       Museum – Porto, Portugal);

                                    - Selected for Portojóia Fair as new creator –   Sep. 2013 and Sep. 2014 (Porto, Portugal);

                                    - Silver earrings selected and photographed in a look for the September edition of Vogue Accessory;

                                    - Present at the “Wonder Room” at ModaLisboa 2014

                                    - Nominated for the Arts & Crafts Design Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

                                    - Selected for Amberif Design Award 2018

                                    - Selected for Collectiva Meeting, 2018

                                    - Selected for Collectiva Meeting, 2019

                                    - Selected for Brazil Jewelry Week 2020 

 

1999 - August 2013       Human Resources Manager at Industrial Companies

1986 - 1998                   Human Resources Consultant at Consultancy Companies


Exhibitions

   -   December 2013/January 2014 – “Little Nothing From the Heart” – From The Core Studio (Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal)

   -   February 2014 – “Jewells on the Poem’s Way” – Palacete Viscondes de Balsemão (Porto, Portugal)

   -   February 2014 – “The Poem’s Movement” – Pinguim Café (Porto, Portugal)

   -   February 2014 –  Campo Alegre Theatre Foyer (Porto, Portugal) during the “5ªs de Leitura” session

   -   March 2014 – “From the women on black .... to the colours” – Independência Catamaran of Barcadouro

   -   September 2014 – “Territories: what’s on an empty place?” collective at Adorna Corações Galerie;

   -   October 2014 – “The shapes of words” – Duas de Letra (Porto, Portugal)

   -   January 2015 – Collective exhibition at Palakiss “Mostra Gioiello Contemporanei” (Italy)

   -   March 2015 – Collective exhibition at Gallery Samona “Memories Inside Jewellery” (Italy)

   -   September 2015 – Collective exhibition Concorso Design 20.15 at Abate Zanetti (Veneza – Italy)

   -   December 2015 – Collective exhibition “Curnocopia” at Jaggedart Gallery (London – United Kingdom)

   -   December 2015 – “Alma. Vem do interior?” –Centro Cultural e de Congressos (Caldas da Raínha – Portugal)

   -   December 2016 – Collective exhibition “Desired” at Jaggedart Gallery (London – England)

   -   April 2017 – Collective exhibition “À volta do mar” at Quadras Soltas gallery (Porto-Portugal)

   -   September 2017 – Collective exhibition integrated on the festival “os Modos Nascem Coisas” (Albergaria-a-Velha –               Portugal)

   -   October 2017 – Collective exhibition “História(s) (d)e Identidade(s)” at ACIGuimarães - Portugal)

   -   December 2018 – Collective exhibition “Deeply desired” at Jaggedart Gallery (London – England)

   -   September 2018 – Collective exhibition integrated on the festival “Dos Modos Nascem Coisas” (Albergaria-a-Velha –            Portugal)

    -   September 2019 – Collective exhibition integrated on the festival “Dos Modos Nascem Coisas” (Albergaria-a-Velha –            Portugal)

    -   December 2018 – Collective exhibition “Deeply desired” at Jaggedart Gallery (London – England)

    -  July/August 2020 – Collective on-live exhibition “Jewellery and protective objects for the 21st century (PIN – MUDE,                Portugal)

 

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