CLARA NIUBÒ

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Born in Casserres (Berguedà) in 1987. Lives and works in Barcelona. Degree in Product Design and postgraduate degree in children’s illustration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), specifically the EINA School of Art and Design. Erasmus at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Higher degree in artistic jewellery from the Massana School in Barcelona. Specialist courses in different jewellery and painting techniques at Massana Permanent, the Perill Atelier, the Industrial School of Arts and Crafts and the jewellery atelier of Jaime Diaz. 

She is part of the Joyas Sensacionales and Quars d’una collectives. Since 2012 she has taken part in various national and international exhibitions: the Summer Festival 2013 and 2014, Galería Slavik, Vienna; the Graduate Show 2013 at the Marzee Gallery in the Netherlands; and En Transito 2015 in Munich, amongst others.

 

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“It’s a real challenge to have to describe yourself; it’s like starting a new project, a blank page before you to start painting, to take that first step, to let yourself go and bring out the best in yourself, not stopping until you reach a conclusion, starting over if need be, being bold, adding colour, getting dirty without caring. Getting your hands involved with paper, wood or metal… a feeling, an emotion, having fun. That’s how I like to work, and I take on everyday tasks as a challenge. 

Artisan, jeweller and illustrator. Creator of small sculptures and fantastical, utopian places. A perfectionist, headstrong and a lover of travel journals. The people I mix with at weekends find me sociable, fun-loving and positive; those who I see during the working week know that I’m also responsible, that I love what I do and that I put my heart and soul into my work and my commissions. I try to live life in the moment, as if every day was the last. I always try to put myself in other people’s shoes, to try to understand them. I’m decisive in some things and tentative in others, but I’m always driven by intuition. My absolute favourite thing is immersing myself in nature and being able to embody what I see, feeling a part of it, feeling free.”

QUARS D'UNA

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Quars d'una is a joint, non-profit project with four other jeweller friends whose main aim is a desire to express the best of ourselves and share our big passion: artistic jewellery. We work as a team, we’ve exhibited as a group in various places, and amongst other things we’re currently working on a project known as Joies a 8 mans.

www.quarsduna.com

JOYAS SENSACIONALES

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Joyas Sensacionales started in 2008 under the coordination and management of the jeweller Silvia Walz. The collective is made up of 14 jewellers who wanted to work and grow together. Since 2014, the group has curated exhibitions at Sala Perill.

www.joyas-sensacionales.com

AWARDS

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2013. Runner-up. Special Award for the Applied Arts. Massana Design School, Barcelona.

2013. Selected. International Graduate Show. Marzee Gallery, the Netherlands.

 

AWARD-WINNING PROJECTS IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED  

2014. 3rd prize. Business Ideas in Berguedà for www.turismerural.com. I was responsible for the illustration of the website.

PUBLICATIONS

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PUBLICATIONS OF PROJECTS IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED

La Vanguardia. Report on the exhibition Menju dos gatos con frag (a reinterpretation of "The Exquisite Corpse"). Joya Barcelona. Barcelona, October 2014.

Marzee Magazine #89. Exhibition catalogue for the International Graduate Show. Marzee Gallery. The Netherlands, August 2013.

Exhibition catalogue for "Triple Mortal". La Capella, Barcelona 2014.

Els Matins morning news programme on TV3. Interview with the authors of La Cuina al Temps dels Bons Homes. Barcelona, April 2014. View video.   

Travel & Leisure magazine
Report on the book La Cuina al Temps dels Bons Homes. November 2013. 

Els Matins morning news programme on TV3. Interview with Anna Borrego and Pedro Pardo. Cd AnNe. Barcelona, November 2013. View video.

Regió 7
Interview on Turismerural.com. Berga, January 2014.

Catalogue "Unique pieces for unique brides". Barcelona, May 2016. View catalogue.