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 a few career changes, amy headed south, to mexico. she landed high in the mountains outside of mexico city, in taxco de alarcon, a colonial city long known for its tradition of hand-crafted silver jewelry. here she had the great fortune to study with several master smiths, as well as at the ‘escuela nacional de artes plasticas’, pursuing studies in painting, graphic design and glass enameling. she later continued with advanced enameling at ‘el circulo de buenos aires’, a society of artists dedicated to keeping old world techniques alive in argentina.
these days we find amy using a variety of methods to bring her ideas into life. embracing both traditional hand-crafting skills as well as modern technologies such as 3D printing and custom colored resins, amy strives to create something that brings true joy to the women who wear her collections. finding inspiration everywhere, she is particularly fascinated with the relationships between color, texture, movement, and form. translating these qualities into jewelry is precisely what keeps amy up, late into the night.
amy torello is a global nomad that takes every chance she can to travel light and see the world. when not out exploring, amy divides her time between san francisco and mexico city, where the navigations between history, art and traffic never seem to end. and though it may true that an urban atmosphere is what most feeds her imagination, still, deep in her soul, she is daydreaming of houses by the sea....
amytorello contemporary jewelry can be found at museums and high end design shops across the us, with her primary markets being california, the pacific northwest and the upper midwest regions of the united states. amy has participated in events far and wide, from london and paris to buenos aires and san francisco. follow her on instagram to try to keep up with her.