Alessandro's technique is called water casting.
He pours molten sterling silver it into water where it cools into original and spectacular one of a kind pieces. His technique include organic elements around which the metal solidifies: cabbage floats on top of water; pasta floats amidst the water; beans sink to the bottom. Other organic materials like hay (pre-saturated to avoid burning) are also be used. Alessandro patina's the sterling silver with liver of sulphur, to give it a wide range of color. He uses a varnish is used to prevent further oxidation.
His inspiration comes from fantasy: He combines Rococo shapes and Abstract forms. Select organically-cast metal pieces are assembled with uncommon stones or pearls, which he puts together as though they are puzzle pieces wanting to be made whole. His pieces are abstract and fluid spectacles.
Alessandro's first encounter with silversmithing was his senior year of high school at Proctor Academy, for which he was awarded the Senior Metalsmithing Award. He attended the jewelry program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2008. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Use of Stones and Design Excellence prize. He rented studio space from Brooklyn Metal Works and attended in their goldsmithing class. He also learned CAD/CAM skills from the Gemological Institute of America. He has been in various group shows and exhibited in craft shows across North America and Europe.