RITA SOTO VENTURA
I m a contemporary jeweler from Chile, Industrial Designer from the UTEM, and cultural manager from the University of Chile.
I started my training as a jeweler with my father, who is a traditional jeweler. I also completed my formation with specialization studies. I have been practicing the field for ten years, I have exhibited my work in Chile and abroad with my homonymous brand Rita Soto.
I’m a founder and director of LAJOIA School of Jewellery since 2012.
From the year 2014 until 2018 I was president of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery of Chile Joya Brava.
I develop pieces that have a strong research for new materials shapes and colors. I complement design processes with hand manufacture, rescuing materials and crafts that belong to an ancestral territory. That way I link design, craft an innovation.