Eugenio Ampudia

“I only see chaos before me” This quote is on a jewel designed for Grassy by artist Eugenio Ampudia (Melgar, Valladolid, 1958) in 2017. The choker is made in gold with 24K gold letters. The print reminiscent of a historic tradition dating back to ancient civilizations and through which Ampudia relates to Aby Warburg a German historian who in his Mnemosyme Atlas also reflected upon the passage of time in history of art.

Blanca Muñoz

Sculptor Blanca Muñoz’s collection (madrid, 1963) in collaboration with Grassy includes various pieces made of gold and precious stones, many of them with previous sculptures as a starting point. For example the “Salomé” like a gold skeleton drawn in the air, with the gaps sometimes occupied by chalcedonies or veined agates that have been carved to adapt to the twisted geometry and allow the passage of light through their milky surface. “Pandora” the choker which looks like a ruff made of yellow gold. The “Marañas” using different coloured golds dotted with minute coloured gems or diamonds that intertwine their links in a game of light and shadow. The artist came up with a series emanating from the gems that caught her interest and which she drew. It is the case of the “Gorguera” choker, where the gold folds over a giant tourmaline and the brooches “Cosmos” and “Nebulosa” and the large “Obispo” rings with unusual gemstones strung on a organic shaped mount. Also the “Tornados” a pendant and a ring using the same principle to embrace two stones, as different as similar: an aquamarine and a blue chalcedony.

See catalogue of the collection

Sir Anthony Caro

Sir Anthony Caro “One of the greatest sculptors of the XXth century, the artist Sir Anthony Caro (London, 1924-2013) designed two jewelry collections for Grassy. The first one coinciding with his retrospective in the IVAM in Valencia and a second one in 2008. Anthony Caro’s jewels are unique pieces, signed and certified, of which there are no available pieces. They are silver and gold pieces with a matt finish produced in Francisco Pachecos workshop in Madrid. For the English sculptor, the scale was a mental approach not a physical one, so he applied the same attitude to the small pieces of jewelery than to his large sculptures. Anthony executed them in the same manner in which he approaches a large scale piece, with no drawings, making models with whatever was at hand, creating these jewels whose primary importance are the abstract forms and not the intrinsic value of the metal. See Anthony Caro I catalogue of the collection See Anthony Caro II catalogue of the collection