Born in Lens, a Swiss mountain village during the summer of 1948, Patrick moved with his family to Geneva where he was first introduced to the world of jewellery at the age of 12. Working as a delivery boy he couriered curious packages between the large jewellery houses. At one particular house: 'Ludovic Matteis', his interest was noted and he was subsequently encouraged through 4 years of apprenticeship.

The following two years working in the atelier of Gilbert Albert, Patrick's appreciation of unconventional design flourished while he worked in such a creativity rich environment. Further to this Patrick worked for other major jewellery houses doing exhibition pieces for the Basle Fair. While Patrick's technical skills were exemplary his creative skills were only realised when he arrived in Australia.

Influenced by the creative freedom of Australia, Patrick began to explore the limits to which he could push innovation of design. Creating wearable pieces of art which charm and intrigue his unique approach has given him a stamp of individuality which is shown by the enormous range of diversity in his work.

His sculptural approach and balance of design allows a successful combination of unusual elements. From Ants, Fish, Beetles, Moon, Planets and Lily flowers, his choice of subject is transformed by the finesse of his fluid, elegant shapes into exceptional pieces of art.

Through regular exhibitions and private showings, Patrick's work has now become sought after by collectors of fine jewellery.

ABOUT PATRICK
YOU CAN CONTACT PATRICK BY:
Email: patjelk@gmail.com
Telephone: 0430 427 275

PATRICK'S WORK CAN BE VIEWED AT:
Opal Diamond Factory
32-34 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Telephone: +61 8 8212 265
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