Zamami project is an experiment with the coral skeletons I have collected during beach trips in the past. The idea was to apply a layer of fine silver to the surface of coral skeletons used as core in order to conserve their intriguing shapes and details, which will then be developed into wearable art jewelries. The experiment proved that organic matter could not survive the high temperature required to set fine silver, resulting in designs which crumbled to ashes at the touch along with the fine silver layer on their surface. A lesson well learned. The only surviving design from the first experiment was the one made with a Fungia coral skeleton. The fine silver was thick enough to retain its’ shape, after the coral crumbled to ashes following firing, leaving negative imprints of the coral surface pattern as a reminder of its’ previous existence.
Fine silver, sterling silver and coral skeleton. Unique pieces.