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Claudio Pino | Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith

CLAUDIO PINO is a jewelry designer and goldsmith world-renowned for his astonishing sculptural and kinetic rings. Since earning his Professional Jewelers’ Diploma from l’École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal, Canada in 1995, he has been exclusively dedicated to the fabrication of one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary jewelry. In 2011, with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, he pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London England, as well as received intensive individual training from Master Jurgen J. Maerz, former director of Technical Education for Platinum Guild International, USA. He also completed a professional training about stone faceting at the Ashton Gemstones Studio in California.

Pino’s unique pieces of art has received numerous awards including The 2009 Steele Trophy for the best design in Canada from the Metal Arts Guild of Canada; The 2013 Israel Pearl Contest – Unity 2nd place; The 2011 National Award, Larger than Life, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and the 2005 Special Prize of Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea. Moreover, several of his kinetic pieces were choose to appear in the famous movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

His collections have been presented around the world in museums namely The Carnegie Art Museum; Museum of Vancouver; Museum of Decorative Arts in Santiago; and Houston Jung Museum; as well as in prestigious galleries including Aaron Faber Gallery and The Forbes Galleries, New York; Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco; Reinhold Jewellers, Puerto Rico; Mobilia, Cambridge; Influx, Calgary; 18 Karat and Zilberschmuck, Toronto; Bertin Toublanc, Paris; Elegance, Taipei; Noel Guyomarc’h, and Galerie de la Guilde canadienne des métiers d’art, Montreal; L.A. Pai, Ottawa; and Für Schmuck Meister und Margarita, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He also participated in numerous international exhibitions namely Cheongju International Craft Biennale; Hong Kong International HKIJMS; SOFA Chicago, SOFA New York; and JOYA OFF, Barcelona and at juried exhibitions during The Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conferences such as the Ring Show in Savannah and Innovation Show in Denver as well as Putting the Band Back Together: The Ring Show in Savannah. His rings are included in the Lark Jewellery Books : 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, 500 Wedding Rings: Celebrating a Classic Symbol of Commitment, 500 Gemstone Jewels; as well as in the book New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada; Steampunk Jewelry By Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe; Such Capable Hands by Pat Robinson Schmidt ; Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada by Cora Golden; The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects by Wing Mun Devenney.

In 2013, he unveiled his first hardcover monograph about his creations, entitled “The Power of the Rings”. This hardcover includes an introduction by Maegen Black, Administrative Director of Canadian Crafts Federation, Haikus inspired by Claudio Pino’s rings by Geneviève Fillion and photos by Arkan Zakharov.

Claudio Pino’s work is always recognized by the fascinating and innovative ways in which he transforms raw materials into unique and extraordinary works of art.

During the creative process, I never forget that someone will be wearing the ring. Therefore, rings first need to be very comfortable and belong to the hand. My rings come alive only when they find their owners. –Claudio Pino

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  • Canadian Jeweller Canadian Jeweller “Claudio Pino”, By Véronique Dubé, Canadian Jeweller Magazine, Jan. 2014, Canada, pp. 44 – 48
  • ELLE Québec ELLE Québec “Anneaux Futuristes”, by Martina Djogo, Elle Québec, April 2014, Québec, p.57
  • Journal de Montréal Journal de Montréal “Le talent québécois mis à profit” by Maxime Demers, Journal de Montréal, Nov. 2013, Canada
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • PULP No.5 PULP No.5 PULP Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, Photography by Arkan Zakharov, Interview by Naeme El-Zein, Model: Masha (Folio Montreal), H&M: Paco (L’Éloi), Rings by Claudio Pino., PULP No.5, July 2012, Canada, pp.12-20
  • Dress to Kill Dress to Kill Coco Rocha wearing my sculptural rings in the Dress To KILL Magazine. A series of Spectacular Photos... Photographer.: Moo King, Top Model: Coco Rocha, Makeup and Hair Artist.: Veronica Chu Art Direction: Sylvain Blais, Rings: Black Velvet Collection- Claudio Pino, PHOTO: ©moo – à Montréal. http://dresstokillmagazine.com/tag/coco-rocha/
  • Magacin, Puerto Rico Magacin, Puerto Rico “Diseño delirante” by Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Magacín, April 2014, Puerto Rico, USA, pp. 32-34
  • Magacin Puerto Rico Magacin Puerto Rico “Diseño delirante” by Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Magacín, April 2014, Puerto Rico, USA, pp. 32-34
  • Magacin Puerto Rico Magacin Puerto Rico “Diseño delirante” by Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Magacín, April 2014, Puerto Rico, USA, pp. 32-34
  • Magacin, Puerto Rico Magacin, Puerto Rico “Diseño delirante” by Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Magacín, April 2014, Puerto Rico, USA, pp. 32-34
  • ELLE Québec ELLE Québec “Anneaux Futuristes”, by Martina Djogo, Elle Québec, April 2014, Québec, p.57
  • MJSA Journal MJSA Journal MJSA Journal, “Light Show. Claudio Pino captures the night sky in Magnificent Stellaire”, By Shannon L. Brown, MJSA Journal – Professional Excellence in Jewelry Making & Design, July 2012, USA, pp. 40-41
  • NATASHA! NATASHA! NATASHA! Nose Ring/ Anneau de nez: Claudio Pino, 14k Gold, Rutilated Quartz / or 14k, quartz., Photographe: Brian Ypperciel, www.brianypperciel.com, Styliste: Florence O. Durand, Modèle: Natasha Thirlwell Hutchings, Make-up: Felicie Hubert
  • Elle Canada Elle Canada “COVER – ELLE Canada”, March, 2014
  • JOYA Magazine JOYA Magazine “Claudio Pino” By Damian Pineda, JOYA Magazine, April 2014, Mexico, pp. 109-115
  • Steampunk Jewelry - UK Steampunk Jewelry - UK “Steampunk Jewelry” By Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe, Steampunk Jewelry, Graffito Book, 2014, London, UK pp.102 to 109. “As a boy, Claudio was fascinated by the world of Jules Vernes. However, it was the work of Japanese film director, Hayao Miyazaki, which brought him into the steampunk movement. “Animated movie like Nausica of the Valley of the Wind and Laputa – Castle in the sky are what rooted me in the scene.” ….
  • Canadian Jeweller Canadian Jeweller Canadian Jeweller Magazine “Claudio Pino” By Véronique Dubé, Canadian Jeweller Magazine, Jan. 2014, Canada, p. 55, 56
  • Canadian Jeweller Canadian Jeweller Canadian Jeweller Magazine “Claudio Pino” By Véronique Dubé, Canadian Jeweller Magazine, Jan. 2014, Canada, p. 55, 56
  • Jewellery Business Jewellery Business Jewellery Business Magazine, “Canadian Claudio Pino hits the big screen with Hunger Games jewellery”, by Jacquie De Almeida, November, 2014, Canada.
  • JCK Magazine JCK Magazine JCK Magazine, “Designer Claudio Pino Catches Fire With ‘Hunger Games’ Jewelry”, By Melissa Rose Bernardo, Managing Editor, November 20, 2013, USA.
  • Dress to Kill Dress to Kill Coco Rocha wearing my sculptural rings in the Dress To KILL Magazine. A series of Spectacular Photos... Photographer.: Moo King, Top Model: Coco Rocha, Makeup and Hair Artist.: Veronica Chu Art Direction: Sylvain Blais, Rings: Black Velvet Collection- Claudio Pino, PHOTO: ©moo – à Montréal. http://dresstokillmagazine.com/tag/coco-rocha/
  • Dress to Kill Dress to Kill Coco Rocha wearing my sculptural rings in the Dress To KILL Magazine. A series of Spectacular Photos... Photographer.: Moo King, Top Model: Coco Rocha, Makeup and Hair Artist.: Veronica Chu Art Direction: Sylvain Blais, Rings: Black Velvet Collection- Claudio Pino, PHOTO: ©moo – à Montréal. http://dresstokillmagazine.com/tag/coco-rocha/
  • PURE - GLOW PURE - GLOW Jan. 2014 > Revue PURE magazine - GLOW + my Kinetic Ring/Bague cinétique, Magnificence Stellaire. Stylistes: Juliana Schiavinatto, Elaine Jyll Regio, et Christine Roberts, Maquillage: Simone Otis, Coiffure: Cody Alain, PM1, Manucure: Melissa Forrest, Rings: Claudio Pino
  • PURE - GLOW magazine PURE - GLOW magazine Jan. 2014 > Revue PURE magazine - GLOW + my Kinetic Ring/Bague cinétique, Magnificence Stellaire. Stylistes: Juliana Schiavinatto, Elaine Jyll Regio, et Christine Roberts, Maquillage: Simone Otis, Coiffure: Cody Alain, PM1, Manucure: Melissa Forrest, Rings: Claudio Pino
  • Hunger Games - Catching Fire Hunger Games - Catching Fire My jewelry designs were worn by famous characters such as Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Mes bagues Black Velvet et Interactive Mirror furent porté par Stanley Tucci dans le film Hunger games.
  • JCK Magazine JCK Magazine JCK Magazine, “Designer Claudio Pino Catches Fire With ‘Hunger Games’ Jewelry”, By Melissa Rose Bernardo, Managing Editor, November 20, 2013, USA.
  • The Power of Rings The Power of Rings Claudio Pino: The Power of Rings (Hardcover edition) The Work of Claudio Pino Montreal. Technical data: 9.75 x 8.75 in, full color photographs, 93 pages, cloth bound. Text in English and French, ISBN/ISSN: 978-2-9813980-0-0, Limited Edition
  • Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine, “Magic and Movement, Claudio Pino’s kinetic rings are cyclic jeweled worlds” By Nina Graci, Jewelry Artist Magazine, September 2008, USA, p.35, pp. 46-53
  • Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine, “Magic and Movement, Claudio Pino’s kinetic rings are cyclic jeweled worlds” By Nina Graci, Jewelry Artist Magazine, September 2008, USA, p.35, pp. 46-53
  • Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine Jewelry Artist Magazine, “Magic and Movement, Claudio Pino’s kinetic rings are cyclic jeweled worlds” By Nina Graci, Jewelry Artist Magazine, September 2008, USA, p.35, pp. 46-53
  • CJ – Canadian Jewellery Magazine CJ – Canadian Jewellery Magazine CJ – Canadian Jewellery Magazine, “Art meets Science,Claudio Pino designs sculptural rings that reflects the wearer’s movement” By Bonnie Siegler, CJ – Canadian Jewellery Magazine, January 2012, Canada, pp. 70-71
  • VJ - Vicenza Jewellery VJ - Vicenza Jewellery VJ Jewellery Vicenza Magazine, “Claudio Pino”, VJ Jewellery Vicenza Magazine, Nov. 2013, Italy, p. 3, 108
  • L'Orafo Italiano Magazine L'Orafo Italiano Magazine L'Orafo Italiano Magazine - Aprile 2013 >p.54/55 Out of this World| Jewelry in the Space Age- Exhibition The Forbes Galleries, New York. – avec Stefano Pedonesi, Sergey Jivetin et Elyse Zorn Karlin.
  • Solitaire Fashion Magazine – Singapore, Asia Pacific Edition Solitaire Fashion Magazine – Singapore, Asia Pacific Edition “Metallurgy”, By Nida Seah, Solitaire Fashion Magazine, Asia Pacific Edition, February-March 2009, Singapore p.134
  • El Mercurio, Chile El Mercurio, Chile Journal El Mercurio, “Joyeri viñamarino conquista Hollywood con sus creaciones” by Luis J. Costa, Lunes 25 de noviembre de 2013. P.7
  • El Mercurio, Chile El Mercurio, Chile Journal El Mercurio, “Joyeri viñamarino conquista Hollywood con sus creaciones” by Luis J. Costa, Lunes 25 de noviembre de 2013. P.7
  • Jewellery Business Magazine Jewellery Business Magazine Jewellery Business Magazine, “Shop Smart, Sell swift – The pricing sweet spot and the colours customers crave”, By Diana Jarrett, Jewellery Business Magazine, August 2012., pp.138-144
  • Cool N' Chic Cool N' Chic Revue/Editorial: Cool N' Chic, Photographer/Photographe.: Matthew Lyn Stylist: Marek Matwiejczuk, Model/Modèle: BIANCA. Specs Models Bagues/Rings: Claudio Pino.
  • PULP NO.7 PULP NO.7 PULP Magazine No.7, The British Punk Singer Kate Nash with my Protea's Moonlight Ring. Photo by Arkan Zakharov, Stylist: Elaine Jyll Regio, HM: Paco Puertas L'ÉLOI And my ring: Protea's Moonlight
  • Jewellery Business Jewellery Business
  • Gold & Time Magazine Gold & Time Magazine Gold & Time Magazine, “La Joyeria Cinetica”, Escaparate, By Jorge Rojas, Gold & Time Magazine, November 2013, Barcelone, Spain, pp.10-11
  • Globe & Mail, Toronto Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • Hunger Games, Catching Fire Hunger Games, Catching Fire My jewelry designs were worn by famous characters such as Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Mes bagues Black Velvet et Interactive Mirror furent porté par Stanley Tucci dans le film Hunger games.
  • Hunger Games - Catching Fire Hunger Games - Catching Fire My jewelry designs were worn by famous characters such as Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Mes bagues Black Velvet et Interactive Mirror furent porté par Stanley Tucci dans le film Hunger games.
  • Hunger Games - Catching Fire Hunger Games - Catching Fire My jewelry designs were worn by famous characters such as Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Mes bagues Black Velvet et Interactive Mirror furent porté par Stanley Tucci dans le film Hunger games.
  • Hunger Games - Catching Fire Hunger Games - Catching Fire My jewelry designs were worn by famous characters such as Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Mes bagues Black Velvet et Interactive Mirror furent porté par Stanley Tucci dans le film Hunger games.
  • Art of Soldering- Book Art of Soldering- Book The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects, by Wing Mun Devenney. 18 Oct 2013,Search Press Ltd (18 Oct 2013) UK, ISBN-10: 1844489620
  • L'Orafo Italiano Magazine L'Orafo Italiano Magazine L'Orafo Italiano Magazine >p.54/55 " Out of this World| Jewelry in the Space Age- Exhibition The Forbes Galleries, New York"
  • PULP No.7 PULP No.7 PULP Magazine No.7, The British Punk Singer Kate Nash with my Protea's Moonlight Ring. Photo by Arkan Zakharov, Stylist: Elaine Jyll Regio, HM: Paco Puertas L'ÉLOI And my ring: Protea's Moonlight
  • JOYA Magazine, Mexico JOYA Magazine, Mexico Joya Magazine - Abril 2014, article by Pineda Damian! p.42-44.
  • Revista Mujer, La Tercera, Chile Revista Mujer, La Tercera, Chile Revista Mujer, La Tercera. Domingo 18. "Delirio y Cordura". International Contemporary Jewelry Exhibit. Centro Cultural Vittorio Montiglio Scuola Italiana, Avenida las Flores 12707, Las condes - Santiago, Chile.i – avec Alchimia Scuola Di Gioielleria et Delirios Contemporaneos, à Centro Cultural Scuola Italiana.

More information: ”Claudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts.”http://claudiopino.lmrpr.com
Artist’s Statement: Claudio Pino
Interview on Klimt02: http://www.klimt02.net/forum/index.php?item_id=35601

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In addition, in 2008, he obtained a grant in research and creation from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec in order to study the origin of the jewellery within the First Nations of North America and to create a collection melding traditional craftsmanship in jewelry with contemporary aesthetics and techniques.

In 2009, to deepen his knowledge of the history of engagement rings, Pino went to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which contains the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian jewelry in the world. Seeing the Pharaohs’ jewelry and meeting with well-known specialists allowed him to better understand the ancestral techniques and to learn more about the symbolic importance and origin of the engagement ring. This project of research and creation was made possible thanks to the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.

Education

  • 2013, Gemstone Faceting Training Certificate,
    Ashton Gemstones Studio, Petaluma, CA, USA.
  • 2011, Platinum Jewellery Master Certificate,
    Holt Academy of Jewellery, London, UK.
  • 2011, Professional Platinum Bench Technician Diploma,
    Platinum Expert Consulting and Educational Service,
    Professor: Jurgen J. Maerz, USA.
  • 2003, Advanced course lapidary faceting
    CMAQ, Conseil des métiers d’arts du Québec, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2001-2002, Research internship in Mineralogy & Gemology,
    Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, USA.
  • 2000-2001, Certificat, Lapidary
    École de Joaillerie de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1993-1995, DEP, Professional diploma in jewelry
    École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

Membership and Implications

  • 2014 -Today, Member of the Board of Directors,
    Conseil des métiers d’arts du Québec, CMAQ, Montreal
  • 2014 -Today, Member of the Commission for Cultural Diversity,
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
  • 2013 -Today, Professional Member, Klimt
    Klimt – Barcelone, Spain. http://klimt02.net
  • 2012 -Today, Member of the Board of Directors,
    Collectif 14 Joailliers, Montreal.
  • 2012 -Today, Member of the Board of Directors,
    Galerie CRÉA, Montreal.
  • 2010 – Today, Platinum Member – Metal Art Guild of Canada.

    http://www.metalartsguild.ca/profile/ClaudioPino

  • 2009 – Today, Professional Member, Crafthaus, USA

    http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/ClaudioPino

  • 2005 à 2010, Professional Member, Metal Art Guild of Canada.
  • 2001-Today, Professional Member, SNAG,
    Society of Northern American Goldsmiths. http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/
  • 2000 -Today, Professional Member, CMAQ,
    Conseil des Métiers d’art du Québec.
  • 1999 -Today, Director, Claudio Pino Design, Montreal, Canada.


Awards

  • 2014 – EIP Best Design. Jewelry: Chameleon Ring.
    Metal Arts Guild of Canada. National Contest, Canada.
  • 2014 – 2015 NICHE Awards Finalist. Jewelry: Ring Mystical Flowering
    Floraison Mystique. NICHE, Rosen Group. International Contest, USA.
  • 2014-2015 – Grant Research and creation (1 year). Crafts. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A research project on the contemporary lapidary and the creation of an exclusive collection of rings with gems that I cut sculpturally exploring the theme: Winter in Quebec – an ice crystal garden.
  • 2014 – Travel Award in Germany. Crafts. Conseil des arts
    et des lettres du Québec. Participation in the solo exhibition at Galerie Für Meister Schmuck und Margarita, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2013 – Israel Pearl Design Contest, Océanne Ring. Best design.
    Unity Group. International Contest, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2013 – Travel Grant in Chile. Craft. Conseil des arts du Canada.
    Participation in the international exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Santiago.
  • 2013 – Travel Grant in Chile. Craft. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
    Participation in the international exhibition at the Centro Cultural Scuola Italiana.
  • 2012 – Travel Award in the United States. Crafts. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
    Participation in the Québec exhibition at Galerie Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, United States.
  • In Collaboration with SODEC.

  • 2011-2013 – Fellowship, Research and creation – long-term development (2 years) Contemporary Crafts. Canada Council for the Arts. Through this fellowship, I obtained a Master in Platinum Jewellery from the Holt Academy in London, England and received intensive training from expert master M.Jurgen J. Maerz, director of education techniques of international Guild platinum and Jewelry Industry Consulting LLC in United States. Also, I realized my first exclusive collection of sculptural rings in platinum.
  • 2011 – EIP Best design, Bague Tactus.
    National Contest. Larger than Life: Metal Arts Guild of Canada Exhibition in Print 2011.
  • 2011 – Special Prize “Jewelry Design Special Award”, Golden
    Shadow Ring. International Contest. Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea.
  • 2009 – The Steele Trophy Award. 1st place – Best jewelry design.
    Infinité Ring. The Metal Arts Guild of Canada.
  • 2009-2010 – Fellowship, research and creation (1 year). Crafts.
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A research project to deepen my knowledge of the history of engagement rings in the Cairo Egyptian Museum and the creation of a collection of contemporary engagement rings.
  • 2008, Honorable Mention. Metamorphosis Ring.
    Zilberschmuck, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2007, Prize of Excellence. Ocean Bloom Ring,
    Metal Arts Guild Exhibition. Canada
  • 2007, Best Design. Special Award. Cheongju International Craft
    Biennale, Korea
  • 2007-2008 – Fellowship and creation (1 year). Crafts. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A project whose main objective was to study the origin of Men jewelry among First Nations of North America and create a collection combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary techniques.
  • 2005, Honorable Mention in Jewellery Design. Extravagenza 4 fingers Ring. International Award
    Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea.

Collections

 

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Protea © Claudio Pino
Inox Reverie © Claudio Pino
Oceanid, nymphe de la mer © Claudio Pino