Michelle Cangiano works from a beautiful light filled studio found in Melbourne’s iconic Century Building.
Her practice is informed by her Fine Art background, where she studied the formal elements of design. Line, form, colour, positive and negative space are integral and considered components of each piece. She is influenced by the clean soft curves and lightness of form often found in mid-century design. Michelle incorporates these elements with traditional jewellery making techniques to produce contemporary jewellery that embraces the meeting of the traditional with the unconventional.
Completing a Fine Art Degree in Painting, Michelle went on to study Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, graduating in 2001 with High Distinctions. In the same year, she was an award winner at Fresh! Craft Victoria. In 2015, Michelle was awarded the acquisitive prize by Contemporary Wearables. Her practice includes teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic and nine years of Lecturing in the School of Art, RMIT.