7In 2002 Michela Boschetto, alias Micartapesta, graduated at the IUAV University of Venice. She lives and works in Padua where the passion for the art together with architecture and design continue to be her primary interests.
Since some years, partly for the pleasure of making and wearing unusual, personalised jewellery capable of conveying emotion to those using them, and partly because forging materials in manual work has always been a passion of her, she has been devoting her energies to making papier-mâché objects and jewellery.
Its raw materials are simple, basic, and elementary: water, glue and paper. Inspiration takes place by observing the reality that surrounds it: its colors and aromas. Everyday she carries out research on the trends of the moment and then reworks them. This reinterpretation develops as she leafs through newspapers and colored paper from all sorts, treating them and gluing them. This papier-mâché” is obtained using two methods depending on the end result and type of object that she wants to make: sheet or pulp.
Apart of the basic material the "cartapesta", she adds worked-pieces in silver or gold to make the jewel particularly attractive and precious. This ability to work the noble materials it began after a course at the Istituto Pietro Selvatico in Padua, that then it has been continued at the Lucia Davanzo laboratory, a Padua goldworking school artist.