Daniele Pozzi was born in Brescia in 1984.

His grandmother and father were painters and as early as childhood he already showed a marked predisposition in drawing and modeling.

He attended the Olivieri Artistico High School in Sarezzo (BS), Italy and always distinguished himself in these subjects he so much loved.

He graduated in 2002, studied jewelry-making in Milan at the C.A.P.A.C. Vocational school taking classes in embossing, chiseling, design, engraving and stone setting.

These techniques were further practiced thanks to internship programs in professional workshop laboratories in Italy. In Lyon - France, and in Vicenza - Italy, he took workshops in gem-setting.

Thanks to all these techniques studied, he grew particularly fond of engraving, soon to discover that the center of this craftsmanship could be found in Val Trompia, Brescia, where the craft of weapon-making has been handed down since ancient times.

Valle Trompia area is important in this field. Back in the 16th Century a man called Serafino chiseled an ar-mor for the emperor Charles V with great expertise and made a precious sword for Francis I of France.

In 2004 he found work at the C.Giovanelli workshop school and learned all the traditional techniques under the guidance of Master Dario Cortini and worked there as an engraver of sport shotguns for 11 years.

Eager to improve constantly, he decided to meet the master engravers such as F. Medici, F. Fracassi, M. Torcoli and G. Pedersoli receiving fundamental advice and teachings.

As he needed to express his artistic flair and vocation, he began to work freelance in 2015.
Thus he made use of all the experience, methods and techniques acquired by putting them into practice looking for his own personal style.

Each one of his engravings starts from a customized design based on the customer’s needs and thanks to careful research on themes and decorations.

Once the design has been transferred to the object the workmanship process begins using a variety of techniques: burin to enhance the details, strider and small hammer to create more depth, chisel to shape the bas-relief (both in steel and gold), gold inlays (pure and colored), enamel color application and stone setting (precious or semi-precious) to embellish the design even more, making it a unique product.

He is constantly researching and experimenting new techniques characterized by a great passion for detail in miniatures requiring a magnifying glass to best appreciate the quality.

Daniele is presently living in the countryside of Brescia and is happily married to Elena. They are parents to Gabriele, Nicola and Diana.

He has always been fond of art, sport, cinema, music, history and worldwide culture.

“I think the artist has the gift of giving people back that magical wonder that only children have.”

PORTFOLIO

WORKMANSHIP TECHNIQUES

burin engraving

burin engraving

scrider&hammer

scrider&hammer

chisel

chisel

gold inlays

gold inlays

stone setting

stone setting

enameling

enameling