Project Description

Irene G. Barrera

Irene G. Barrera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1985). I moved to Barcelona in 2012 to study an Advanced Technical Diploma in Artistic Jewellery at the Massana School, where I won a Special Mention for my dissertation project, “Taxón”, in 2015. That same year I was selected for “Talente 2016” (Munich). I returned to the Canaries and obtained the Tenerife artisan jeweller card in 2019.

I have taken part in several group shows featured in different galleries specializing in artistic jewellery in: Barcelona, Madrid, Athens, Switzerland, Portugal, USA, etc.


I understand a “jewel” to be an enhancer of a person’s essence, a message, amulet and armour all in one. I explore organic forms intuitively and through the need to work with hand gestures. I am interested in that which is not yet developed or that which has not started to crumble.

I use natural elements such as wood and reeds, combined with synthetic materials such as epoxy resin and cyanoacrylate. This leads me to experiment with both artisan and contemporary techniques.

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