The Artist


Hi,

My name is Raquel, I’m a Brazilian goldsmith artist living in the beautiful state of Colorado. Since I was a little girl I'm passionate about creating jewelry. I remember digging in my grandma's jewelry box to pick up old pieces and transform them into something new. But only in my twenties I found out I could transform raw metals into shapes I wanted, and since then, I couldn't stop making jewelry. Time goes fast and I already have 10 years of metalsmithing experience.

A lot of my friends tell me that I love telling good stories and I realized I also do it in my work. All my inspirations come from good memories or emotional moments, and I also love sharing how the jewelry is made. From the bench to the customer. I’m a storyteller jeweler. That’s a funny way to describe me, but it’s a perfect description! I love telling stories with my creations to see a smile on my customer’s face.

“There is nothing more satisfying than getting to know that my jewelry is my customer’s favorite piece or that it always carries a good memory”.

Hope you enjoy my art,

Raquel Paiz

 

Education

2007 - Escola Mineira da Joalheria - Basic Metalsmith Skills - Minas Gerais - Brasil
2010 - UEMG - Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais - Postgraduate in Jewelry Design - Minas Gerais - Brazil
2011 - Contacto Directo - Contemporary techniques in Metalsmith  - Lisbon - Portugal
2015 - EBJ - Colombian Filigran - Level 1 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
2015 - IED - Istituto Europeo di Design - Short Course - Jewelry Design - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
2016 - EBJ - Escola Brasileira de Joalheria - Stone Setting - level 1- Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
2018 - EBJ - Escola Brasileira de Joalheria - Metalsmith Advanced - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

 

Awards

2010 - Finalist at AngloGold Auditions Brasil (largest gold jewelry design contest in the world)
Piece: Elos - Raquel Rocha Muniz and Lis Haddad
2011 - Guest Artist - Year Calendar of Minas Gerais State 2011 - Imprensa Oficial de Minas Gerais - Diadorim Collection.

 

Events

Joialerismo Expo 2015 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Important Handcrafted Jewelry Exposition in Brazil
Joialerismo Expo 2016 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Important Handcrafted Jewelry Exposition in Brazil
Semana de Design do Rio 2016 - Circuito Bhering - A week dedicated to design in Rio
Semana de Design do Rio 2017 - Circuito Bhering - A week dedicated to design in Rio