Artist Amy Torello has long been fascinated with jewelry. Working in paper, glue, and colored pencils, she made her first collection at age eight. At age sixteen, she was introduced to silver-smithing and her fate was sealed.
After years of travel and career changes, Amy headed south, to Taxco de Alarcon, a colonial town high in the mountains outside of Mexico City. It was here that she had the fortune to apprentice with several ‘maestros de la plata’ as well as study at the ‘escuela nacional de artes plasticas’. In 2011, she continued her studies in advanced enameling at ‘el circulo de buenos aires’, an artistic society dedicated to keeping old world techniques alive.
These days amy uses a variety of methods and materials to bring her ideas to life. Embracing both traditional hand-crafting skills as well as the most modern of technology , Amy hopes to create jewelry that brings more beauty and happiness into this world.
Finding inspiration everywhere, she is especially fascinated with the relationship between color, texture, movement, and form. Translating these qualities into jewelry is exactly what keeps amy up, late into the night.
When not out exploring the world, Amy divides her time between San Francisco and Mexico City, where the navigations between history, art and traffic never end. And though it is true that an urban atmosphere is what most inspires her imagination, deep in her soul, she is daydreaming of houses by the sea.