Gioielli Di Laboratorio
Patrizia Bonati was born in 1964 in Cremona. From 1987 - 91 she did her rudimentary training as a goldsmith alongside a craftsman and in the workshop of a Milanese sculptor. In 1991 she opened her own workshop in the city centre. She took part in many specialization courses with goldsmiths at the school in Padova. She lives and works in Cremona. She takes part in many exhibitions in galleries and museums both in Italy and abroad. The Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, in Lipsia, Germany has 2 pieces of her jewellery created in 2003 in its collection. From 2012 The Cominelli Foundation in Cisano San Felice del Benaco, Brescia has had as part of its permanent exhibition a brooch.
The use of materials allows her to create individual pieces in differents hues of colour. Her work is characterized by her use of elastic gold threads, plates of gold shaped by hammering. She often adds a finishing touch of white enamel. She is attracted by the concept of movement and transformation and by the idea that everything is able to metamorphosize. A necklace can become a bracelet, an earring a brooch and a ring can be transformed into a bracelet. The raw surface, colour and texture lend an original aspect to her jewellery. All these elements give her work a contemporary vision while maintaining a strong connection with the past.
Materials: gold 18kt, enamel white
CHISELING METAL TO OBTAIN A CIRCLE THAT IS GLAZED AND BROUGHT TO TEMPERATURE IN THE OVEN.
The rough surface of the gold, the shape eroded, the color and texture give it an ancestral to jewelry.
Photo credit: foto studio internazionale