Elina Peduzzi is a Latin-American artist living and working in the US. Her work, contemporary jewelry/small sculpture, is heavily influenced by the experience she gained early in her career in the field of international relations. She has been making jewelry for more than twenty years, initially as a passion on the side, and more recently as a full-time endeavor. Elina holds an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University.
My jewelry work has a sculptural approach, inspired by traditional adornment and travels but also, it is the result of my love for history, craft, and world cultures. I am fascinated with the process of transforming metals, bronze in particular – a metal that is deeply connected with human history. All pieces, entirely hand cast and fabricated in my studio in the Bay Area, California, fuse ancient techniques with an industrial and urban vibe.