Italian jewelry artist Federica Sala’s work is deeply based on a scientific approach to materials that she manipulates to create things never seen before. By pushing the boundaries of the material, she has learned how to embed metal and stones directly into glass, rather than using it as a support structure.
She holds an MFA in Contemporary Jewelry and an MA in Fashion Design. During her studies, she was tutored by several noted international jewelers, including Peter Bauhuis, Ruudt Peters, Giorgio Vigna and Jorge Manilla. Her recent master’s thesis “True Lies – A Collection of Oxymorons” received the Stanislav Libensky Award 2015 for an emerging artist and was exhibited at the Glass Museum in Prague. In 2016, she was invited to participate in Schmuck, the preeminent contemporary exhibition in Munich, Germany. She also received the Marzee International Graduate Prize 2016, an international competition featuring the work of over 100 students from 40 schools, and her pieces are part of the Marzee private, permanent collection in Holland.