Patania Workshop


The Patania family is a famous silversmith family who worked in Tucson, Arizona. They have pieces permanently housed in the Smithsonian Institution.

We were fortunate enough to participate in one of Sam Patania’s workshops. Sam periodically accepts a maximum of 4 students to learn silversmith techniques developed over 3 generations of his family’s business.

Sam Patania examines Bisbee ring construction

Sam Patania examines Bisbee ring construction

Christy notes Sam Patania's techniques

Christy notes Sam Patania’s techniques

Sam Patania examines Bisbee Turquoise ring

Sam Patania examines Bisbee Turquoise ring

Sam Patania with micro torch

Sam Patania with micro torch

 

Sam Patania supervises Dwight of Tucson Turquoise

Sam Patania supervises Dwight of Tucson Turquoise

Sam Patania supervises Christy Schannep

Sam Patania supervises Christy Schannep

Christy's jewelry design drawing

Christy’s jewelry design drawing

 

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