Pat Flynn is a goldsmith who lives and works in High Falls New York. His iconic nail bracelets combine blackened iron with 22 karat and 18 karat yellow gold 18 karat palladium white gold diamonds and pearls. His larger cuff bracelets incorporate hinges and box clasps that not only suit functionality for the wearer but display meticulous craftsmanship.
Each piece of jewelry is hand forged by Pat often times incorporating fused 22 karat gold onto the iron. Pat is a master of subtle texture working the surface with varying tools from the hammer and graver to etching and filing. This attention to detail technical control and combination of disparate materials creates unparalleled elegance in his jewelry.
What attracts me to my work is the dichotomy that exists between materials and processes. The wildness of forging juxtaposed with elegant goldsmithing techniques. I am interested in the underlying tension that results from combining disparate materials such as steel and diamonds or gold and steel in organic forms. My hope is that my work will go out into the world and communicate for me.