Silvana Mallia of Firecrafted Handmade Jewellery is a metal clay artist from Malta. She creates her designs primarily in fine or sterling silver and bronze. All her work is handcrafted employing a combination of clay modelling, texturing and kiln-firing, as well as basic traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Silvana is self-taught, and has commenced her journey into metal clay in 2012. Her jewellery is mostly bespoke, one of a kind pieces, or limited editions, influenced mainly by nature and Maltese heritage. She infuses her work with bits of nature, like pressed flowers in resin or beach pebbles, while also utilizing delicate Maltese lace for texture, or wire crochet elements.
“My full time, and long time, profession is in the financial sector, but in my small, chaotic ‘studio’ space at home I’m in a different world.”