I find it really magical that the sculpture in bas-relief can give to the observer an incredible plasticity
in a few millimeters of relief, as in the case of the coin;
this has always fascinated me.
I have always drawn since I was a child, but my specialization took place in Rome, at the School of the Art of Medal-making, an ancient centenary school which is part of the Italian Mint. Here I learned the techniques to make a coin from the beginning, from the design project until the plaster model.
My job is to develop a design through a theme; this is not so easy, because my job is to make sure that everything I want to express is perceived even within such a small circle, in metal, without the aid of colors. This is why I try to summarize symbolism and realism in my drawings, which must be perceived quickly and immediately.
I like working with clients and dealing with different artists from all over the world, I find It essential for my work and very rewarding.
I am always looking for new techniques of execution, I try to constantly update my working process but at the same time I do not forget the traditional method of hand modeling, which I believe is the only one able to restore a freshness of sign and unique vibrations.
I try to unify quality of work and speed of execution, as far as possible, always in agreement with the customer step by step during the working process.
On the Year 2012 I was admitted at the three years courses of the “School of Art of Medal Making”of Italian Mint in Rome. Thanks to this I could learned various techniques of metal engraving like chalcography and directcut engraving in relief, but also techniques about the jewellery and the metal decoration like “hard stone engraving” and “enamel whit high fire”.
At the end of the three years I have got the final certification with the evaluation of 30/30. During the Year 2015, while I was in the last year of the regular courses, I won an internal competition (project conception and realization of the model) for the annual “Calendar Medal” that the Italian Mint issues every year.
The medal will be sale only in the Year 2018, but It was presented to the collectors during the 2017 edition of “World Money Fair” in Berlin.
At the end of the courses (july 2015) I won a scholarship, always inside the “School of Art of Medal Making”, so I could follow a work experience of two more years during which I could increased my working skills in the various disciplines mentioned above.
Meanwhile I have partecipated at several international competition about coin design: during the Year 2016 I won the competition of “Central Bank of Ireland” for the project of a silver 10 Euro coin to be issue inside the “Europe Star Programme” and dedicated to the “20th Century Modern”.
My project was celebrating the Irish Designer and Architet Eileen Grey and one exemplar has been donated to the “National Museum” of Dublin for the permanent Exhibition on Eileen Grey’s works.
2023 – Mary Seacole silver and gold coin, The Royal Mint (UK)
2023 – Good Friday Agreement 25th anniversary medal, (Ireland)
2022 – 10 Dollars silver coin “Mandala Art Nouveau”, Art Mint
2022 – Britannia Exclusive Edition coin, The Royal Mint (UK)
2022 – 5 Dollars silver coin “Microprocessor”, Art Mint
2022 – 2000 francs silver coin “Napoleon”, Art Mint
2022 – 10 oz silver coin “Independence”, CIT
2022 – Celtic legends collection medal set, Dublint Mint Office (Ireland)
2021 – “Dronning Margrethe II – 50th regent’s anniversary” medal, Monthuset (Denmark)
2021 – 1 Crown “The Remembrance 2021”, London Mint Office, 2021
2021 – 10 Euro silver proof coin “Europa Star Series – Gothic Architecture”, (Ireland)
2021 – H.C. Andersen Medals Collection, Monthuset (Denmark)
2021 – 5 Dollars gold coin “I Danmark er jeg født”, (Niue)
2021 – 5 Euro silver coin “Biodiversity Day” for Repubblica di San Marino, (Italy)
2021 – “Calendar Medal” bronze, Picchiani & Barlacchi (Italy)
2020 – 5 Euro silver coin “Day of the Oceans” for Repubblica di San Marino, (Italy)
2020 – 10 Euro coin “Alpini” for Repubblica di San Marino, (Italy)
2020 – 10 Euro silver proof coin “Beethoven” for Repubblica di San Marino, (Italy)
2020 – 1 oz silver proof Silver Shield “Death and Life”, (USA)
2019 – Shanghai Coin Design Forum & Award, Silver Prize for the coin design “Traditional Masks”
2019 – Silver proof round “Esoteric Virtues”, Golden State Mint, (USA)
2019 – 1$ Silver playable CD-coin series, Fiji, for Art Mint “Antonio Vivaldi”
2019 – Silver proof round “Temptation of Succubus”, Pheli Mint, (Canada)
2019 – 15 Euro silver coin design, Phil Lynott, Central Bank of Ireland (Ireland)
2019 – 1 OZ Silver proof “Coming of age day in Japan”, (USA)
2019 – 5 Euro silver coin for Repubblica di San Marino, (Italy)
2018 – 5 Dollars Niue Island for Art Mint “Carpe Diem”
2018 – Cover design for the “West Coast Auction” catalog for Kagin’s ANA (gold bar)
2018 – Annual Medal for “MCN Firenze”
2018 – Calendar Medal for the Italian Mint (Italy)
2017 – Jury’s Special Award by XXXV Florence Prize, with a medal designed by Joyce Chiarella and modeled by Sandra Deiana
2017 – Jury’s Special Award by Japan Mint in the ICDC (International Coin Design Competition) with a coin design dedicated to Nuragic Sardinia
2017 – Cover design for the “West Coast Auction” catalog for Kagin’s ANA (Indian Princess 10 dollars 1907)
2017 – Annual medal 2018 for “Numismatica Italiana”
2017 – Cover design for the “West Coast Auction”catalog for Kagin’s ANA (half dollar 1872, Liberty and eagle)
2017 – Stamp dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, issued by Italian Mint on March 25, 2017
2017 – Obverse of the medal dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the Italian Flag (silver and enamel) for Patrimonio Italiano
2016 – Back cover design for Kagin’s ANA catalog auction
2016 – Eileen Gray’s coin is donated by Central Bank of Ireland to the National Museum of Dublin, where it is permanently exhibited
2016 – Coin Design 10 Euro Silver “Europe Star Program”, issued by Central Bank of Ireland in November 2016, dedicated to Irish architect Eileen Gray