Stretching the boundaries of what can be achieved with enamel as a medium, I have developed my own unique method of sifting and fusing it on a movable base.
My work comprises mainly brooches and necklaces made out of silver and gold chain alone, or chain attached onto a copper mesh base which are then enamelled. Even though I have endless sources of inspiration, looking into Ancient Greek and Cypriot Jewellery had a tremendous influence on my work.
The appeal to me is that each piece is unique. My designs cannot be pre-conceived; each piece is allowed to create itself.
Liana Pattihis, Nicosia, Cyprus, living in London UK since 1980. Education: 2007- present : Set up own fully equipped workshop 2003-2007: BA Jewellery Design at Middlesex University First Class Honours, under the leadership of Caroline Broadhead 2002-2003: Part time Jewellery Design Course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design 1982-2002: Worked freelance as an Interior Designer 1980-1982: Transfer to Interior Design course at North London Polytechnic 1979-1980: Interior Design, Birmingham University 1978-1979: Foundation course in Art and Design, Birmingham Polytechnic Awards: 2007 Nominated for the Mulberry Accessories Award at Graduate Fashion Week Exhibitions: 2010 Joya Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Convent dels Ángels (FAD), Barcelona, Spain | SOFA West Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Convention Centre (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | SOFA New York at the Park Avenue Armory, (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | International Art + Design Fair New York, at the Park Avenue Armory, (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center , Florida USA. (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | The Miami International Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center. (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts). 2009 SOFA Chicago, Charon Kransen Arts | SOFA New York, Charon Kransen Arts | Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London | Joya Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Convent dels Ángels (FAD) Barcelona, Spain | "Evoking Mystery", DeNovo Gallery Palo Alto California USA. (Represented by Charon Kransen) | Playing with Fire: Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum | Playing with Fire: Bilston Craft Gallery | Playing with Fire: Rhys Arts Centre | Playing with Fire: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre | Palm Beach3 Contemporary Art Fair (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | International Jewellery Exhibition Museum Voor Vlakglas- En Emaillekunst, Marktstraat 22, 5371 AD Ravenstein, Netherlands | SOFA West Santa Fe (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) at Santa Fe Convention Center. 2008 The International Art and Design Fair (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | SOFA Chicago (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | The International Art and Design Fair (Represented by Charon Kransen Arts) | SOFA Chicago | Playing With Fire: Shire Hall Gallery | The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Jubilee Gallery | New Designers One Year On, Business Design Centre, Islington London | Collectables – Studio Fusion Gallery, London 2007 Full Circle – Christmas Necklace Exhibition. Studio Fusion Gallery, London | Electrum Gallery ChristmasExhibition, Electrum Gallery, London | Inside Out, Manchester Craft and Design Centre| New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington London | Graduate Fashion Week, Battersea Park Arena, London | Middlesex University Degree Show, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London | Gallerie Marzee International Graduation Show | Studio Fusion, Oxo Tower, London, 'Rising Stars' 2005 Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Herts, 'Wear It?'
2010 Casa Viva, Joyas De Autor Liana Pattihis: tesoros de la Antigua Grecia, by Roser Vendrell, No 160, p151 | Dreaming Jewelry,by Miquel Abellán, Monsa Publications Barcelona.ISBN: 978-84-96823-17-4 http://www.monsa.com/pw/diseno/joyas 2009 Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair 2009, Catalogue p79 | Glass on Metal Vol.28, No 4 August 2009, Netherland Enamel Exhibition, Review by Ellen Goldman. p77 | Craft and Design Magazine Issue 204 - July/August 2009, P82 | Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008, Cologne: Darling Publications, p43 | Kunsthåndverk NR 112 2.2009 29. Årgang. Article by Christer Dynna on SOFA New York 2009: Kjøpe eller løpe p26 | June 2009, SOFA West Santa Fe 2009, Catalogue p71 | Design & Make Non- Precious Jewellery by Kathie Murphy, A&C Black Publishers p92 2008 Enamel, British Society of Enamellers Newsletter Article by Pat Johnson. Revisiting Liana Pattihis One Year On p12 | Arteri Magazine Issue 8, Featuring Jewellery by Liana Pattihis: Liana Pattihis p4-7 2007 The Press: From the dark earth to a glittering creation: Liana’s jewellery methods. | Gallerie Marzee: International Graduate Show 2007 Catalogue p17 | Enamel, British Society of Enamellers Newsletter Article by Pat Johnson. New Graduate: Liana Pattihis p10