Patrick Mavros Junior and Patrick Mavros Senior at the ECA Degree Exhibition
Patrick Mavros Junior has recently graduated from The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with a BA - (Hons) Degree in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing. His degree show exhibition at the ECA was a great success, and as well as being chosen as one of the highlights of the degree show, his work was featured in The Scotsman newspaper, and photographed for the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. Patrick then exhibited his work at Londons New Designers Exhibition, where it generated great excitement being worn on his Kenyan model.
Patrick Junior's fascination with the natural world is the driving force behind the jewellery that he designs and makes. Through the incorporation of natural textures and materials collected from the bush, he is able to transform a simple object into a creature of imagination. Using bold colours and interesting form his one off pieces are designed to fascinate and intrigue, allowing the wearer to exhibit the originality and uniqueness of nature.
It is always Patrick's aim to create realistic textures on his pieces, and he does this through etching, oxidisation and then polishing. This allows the textures to gain their realistic two-tone shine, and give the piece its signature reptile skin patina. To intensify the colour of the cast resin, some pieces are fitted with hidden LEDs.
All of these fascinating pieces of jewellery will be exhibited in the London store until Saturday the 19th of July.