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©Liana Pattihis
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Liana Pattihis

  • Jewellery maker
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Liana Pattihis Jewellery maker
Contact
English, Greek
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7831265943
©Liana Pattihis

Embracing the imperfect

  • • Liana makes intricate jewellery and decorative objects
  • • She loves repurposing unwanted or damaged items
  • • Her signature technique is enamelling on chain

After working as an interior designer for years (having studied art and design and interior design in the UK), Liana Pattihis needed a new challenge. With an innate love for jewellery and making things by hand, she attended a jewellery making course at Central Saint Martins and life drawing classes at Barnet College in order to build her portfolio, before finally studying jewellery design at Middlesex University under Caroline Broadhead. For the past 13 years, she’s been working with enamel on chain, making pieces that echo her Greek and Cypriot roots. Her latest work often focuses on turning unwanted gifts and damaged items into pieces of jewellery and ornaments. “Like in the Japanese art of Kintsugi, by healing the scars of the flawed and the unwanted, we grant them a new life, making them purposeful and desirable again.”

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Works

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Photo: ©Liana Pattihis
Blossoms brooch

From the series To Mend My Broken Heart, this brooch belongs to a body of work exhibited at Collect 2020 in London as part of a collaborative project with the garden as its source of inspiration. Approaching the theme from a cultural point of view and exploring the very English tradition of afternoon tea and drinks in the garden, the work incorporates broken pieces of old porcelain cups and saucers.

Length 12 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 2.5 cm

Photo: ©Liana Pattihis
Perpetual Spring 02 necklace

This necklace is from the series To Mend My Broken Heart and was exhibited at Collect 2020 in London. Transforming broken crockery into unique, wearable objects offers the opportunity to celebrate not only their origin, but also their fragmented incidental qualities. The broken pieces, which once formed part of a bigger picture, now have their own independent story to tell, as they carry the memory of the original objects, conveying their history yet assuming a new identity as contemporary jewellery.

Length 85 cm
Height 6 cm
Length 15 cm

Photo: ©Liana Pattihis
Large flower brooch

From the series To Mend My Broken Heart, this brooch belongs to a body of work exhibited at Collect 2020 in London as part of a collaborative project with the garden as its source of inspiration. Liana Pattihis reuses pieces from broken porcelain cups and saucers, giving them a new identity and function as a piece of wearable jewellery.

Length 11 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 8 cm
Length 9 cm
Width 2 cm

Photo: ©Liana Pattihis
Picking up the Pieces brooch 03

From the series To Mend My Broken Heart, this brooch belongs to a body of work exhibited at Collect 2020 in London. Transforming broken crockery into unique, wearable objects offers the opportunity to celebrate not only their origin, but also their fragmented incidental qualities. The pieces, which once formed part of a bigger picture, now have their own independent story to tell, as they carry the memory of the original objects, conveying their history yet assuming a new identity as contemporary jewellery.

Length 13 cm
Width 11.5 cm
Height 4.5 cm

Photo: ©Liana Pattihis
Cup and saucer

This cup and saucer were damaged when Liana bought them as part of a set of six; they were kept in a cupboard for many years. Now they are objects used in the series To Mend My Broken Heart, which is inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi. Using silver or gold chain, the aim is to embrace the damaged and the imperfect by highlighting the cracks and missing pieces. The mended flaws become part of the design, offering the object a new identity. Healing the scars of the flawed and the unwanted, the object becomes purposeful and desirable again.

Height 5 cm
Diameter 7.3 cm
Diameter 13 cm

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