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Kevin Attard

Kevin Attard Filigree maker
Contact
Maltese, English, Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+356 99309249
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The filigree artist

  • • Kevin set up his workshop almost two decades ago
  • • His filigree creations are exhibited in private museums
  • • A silver filigree ring was his first ever creation

Kevin Attard began to show an interest in crafts from a young age, while he was working in his father’s workshop mending jewellery. He trained in the craftsmanship of filigree, and before setting up his own workshop, he worked in one of the leading jewellery shops in Valletta. Since launching as a freelance craftsman, he has focused on creating innovative and modern filigree while preserving traditional Maltese filigree techniques, meticulously crafting everything from jewellery to abstract sculptures. Passionate about sharing his experience with future generations of filigree artists, he regularly runs lessons and lectures in Malta’s leading educational institutions and trains apprentices, to ensure this traditional craft is nurtured and preserved.

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Works

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Mask 1

This wearable silver filigree mask was handmade by Kevin Attard during the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme of the pieces is about animals and the masks represent the human animal. Silver filigree is most known as a traditional Maltese craft, however, Kevin succeeds in breaking such barriers creating innovative and technically challenging artworks. This shift in his work is a transition in itself, turning away from tradition by changing the subject matter, and by using more modern filigree techniques while still embracing and respecting former ones.

Photo: ©Inigo Taylor
Cobra

Silver filigree is most known as a traditional Maltese craft, however, Kevin succeeds in breaking such barriers creating innovative and technically challenging artworks. From exotic creatures to elegant napkin holders to a unique jewellery line, this collection of works offers variety and versatility.

Height 16 cm
Width 23 cm

Photo: ©Inigo Taylor
Mask 2

The theme of the pieces is about animals and the masks represent the human animal. From exotic creatures to elegant napkin holders to a unique jewellery line, this collection of works offers variety and versatility. Silver filigree is most known as a traditional Maltese craft, however, Kevin succeeds in breaking such barriers creating innovative and technically challenging artworks.

Photo: ©Inigo Taylor
Bull 1

Silver filigree is most known as a traditional Maltese craft, however, Kevin succeeds in breaking such barriers creating innovative and technically challenging artworks. This shift in his work is a transition in itself, turning away from the traditional by changing the subject matter, and by using more modern filigree techniques while still embracing and respecting former ones. From exotic creatures to elegant napkin holders to a unique jewellery line, this collection of works offers variety and versatility.

Length 19 cm
Height 9 cm

Photo: ©Inigo Taylor
Bull 2

Silver filigree is most known as a traditional Maltese craft, however, Kevin succeeds in breaking such barriers creating innovative and technically challenging artworks. This shift in his work is a transition in itself, turning away from the traditional by changing the subject matter, and by using more modern filigree techniques while still embracing and respecting former ones. From exotic creatures to elegant napkin holders to a unique jewellery line, this collection of works offers variety and versatility.

Length 33 cm
Height 22 cm

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