|Adolfo Mattiello is a jeweler, model maker, author and teacher.|
His professional jewelry experience began in Europe and South America where he was educated. He came to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts, Art Student League, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and The Mechanic's Institute. Adolfo's technical background includes industrial design as well as jewelry design.
For over 20 years he worked as a model maker and jeweler for various jewelry manufacturers in New York. His wealth of experience led him to create tools for jewelry modeling and discover new techniques in wax modeling.
Mr. Mattiello has taught model making classes at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco and at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington.
He has authored Wax Modeling for Jewelry and Sculpture, a technical manual for the wax extruding and weaving process, Techniques of Jewelry Illustration and Color Rendering, an assortment of jewelry rendering methods based on his practice, and How to Create Settings, a specialized publication for model makers.
Count yourself luck if you have ever had the privilege to attend one of Mr. Mattiello's demonstrations. The ease with which he could manipulate his Matt Wax Tools and create a wax model while having a "chat" about his tools would convince you that you could make anything. With is extraordinary tools, you probably could.