The metalworker behind XR jewellery  is Xana Rodrigues.

Born in Portugal in ’85, Xana is an enthusiast about metal and metal tehcniques. For more than a decade she’s been developing her own work, teaching and working with other jewellers. From Amsterdam to Lisbon and for the last years in Bristol, she has been influenced by her surroundings and always allying the traditional crafts of metalwork with contemporary artistic jewellery. She now specializes in custom pieces, developing the process with her customers, so that their expectations are met.



Xana Rodrigues

Setúbal, Portugal


Professional Experience

2011/20     Working as a self-employed jeweller in Bristol, UK

2019 –        Production Jeweller at Sia Taylor, Bristol, UK

2016/19      Production Jeweller at Honey Willow, Bath, UK

2017          Guest tutor at Lucy Lyon’s Studios, Bristol, UK

2015           Jeweller at Silver Scene, Bristol, UK

2013           Metal worker at Packer Studios, Bristol, UK

2011/13      Jeweller at Happy Island Gallery, Bristol, UK

2008/10     Technician at Ar.Co’s jewellery department, Lisbon, PT

2008          Internship at Atelier Ted Noten, Amsterdam, Holland


2017       MIG Welding Level 2 City&Guilds, Bath College, UK

2012       TIG Welding Level 1 City&Guilds, Bristol College, UK

2011        Knife making  course with Hector Cole, Chippenham, UK
Blacksmithing course at Herefordshire College of Tecnology, Hereford, UK

2008        Gemology course , Rui Galopim de Carvalho, Ar.Co, Lisbon, PT

2007       Exchange programe at Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia
Iron Casting Sculpture Simposium with Villu Jaanisoo and Cristian Bennefield, Pirkalla, Finland

2003/07     Jewellery Course at Ar.Co, Lisbon, PT with guest teacher Theo Smeets,  Christoph Clement, Christoph Zellweger and Betina Speckner

Group Exhibitions

2011        Cair para dentro do corpo, cair para fora do corpo, Articula Gallery, Lisbon, PT

2009       Projeto figura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2008       Sieraad, Amsterdam, Holland
Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen, Holland
Palácio das Galveias, Lisbon, PT

2007        Portuguese Culture Centre, Rabat, Marroco
                Preview, Gallery Reverso, Lisbon, PT
18th Portojóia- Jewellery fair, Porto, PT

Astronomy National Centre, Lisbon, PT

2005       Casa dos Bicos, In situ, X Simposium Ars Ornata, Lisbon, PT


2012        Actas do II Colóquio Português de Ourivesaria, PT

2010        Umbigo magazine #33, PT

2008        500 Wedding Rings, Larkbooks, USA (catalogue)

2007        10 years Gallery Reverso, PT


2006        2nd prize Portojóia Design 06 contest, Oporto, PT

2004        1st prize Cena D’arte contest, Lisbon, PT


2009       Young artists scholarship by Centro Nacional de Cultura and Instituto Português da Juventude, PT

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