Made by Maria Ignacia Walker during her artistic residency in Hong Kong in 2008, this ring is part of the Cuencos series, made in shibuichi. The details of the construction are unique, so as the reflections of the metal. The circle, a symbolic element of Maria Walker artistic research, returns in the armor-like aspect that characterizes the series. Rings can be combined together in various ways.
Maria Walker / Ring - Cuencos
Maria Ignacia Walker was trained as a jeweler and her interest for the human body is expressed through different artistic disciplines. She approaches art by working with metal, experimenting with material, using her craftemanship to make jewellery, body pieces, objects and installations.
She graduated in 2007 at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile in Art Direction.
In 2015 she completed her studies in Florence obtaining a MFA in Jewellery and Body Ornaments at Alchimia Jewellery School, supported by a scholoarship from the Chilean Ministry of Culture (Fondart).
In 2018 she is invited to Khio, Oslo National Academy of Art, to take part to a special artist in residence program in the metal department.
In the last years Maria have been traveling to America, Asia and Europe giving lectures and workshops.
She is currently based in Florence where she teaches in Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence and she travels for exhibitions and fairs.