/// February 2022
Photographed by Sandra Aponte
Simón Mazuera (1986) is an industrial designer from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (2009), with a postgraduate degree in Product Development at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering Barcelona (2010), and he graduated in Artistic Jewellery at the Massana School in Barcelona (2013). In 2014 he created his own jewellery workshop in Bogotá and began teaching at the workshop school Materia Prima where he continues to teach. Later he obtained a Master's degree in Jewellery Design, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing at the PXL-MAD Hasselt University (2020). Jeweller with extensive knowledge in artistic jewellery and goldsmithing, with extensive experience in materials such as metals, wood, resin, silicones, polymers and various jewellery techniques.
El Boga Residence: FILIGRANA, In between now and yesterday.
This project is the opportunity to share knowledge, know-how, skills and the union of different cultures of today’s Colombian jewellery. It results from the exchange between a master in the technique of the Filigree, Eligio Rojas, and I, Simón Mazuera, where I contribute my knowledge of the Japanese technique known as Mokume Gane.
The idea is to exchange knowledge and maintain a constant dialogue between the two techniques in order to be able to create a series of pieces that reflect this exchange.