COLLECTING TWIGS, FRUITS AND SEEDS
to transform them into one-off pieces that still maintain their natural essence.
CASTING, DESGIN & MODEL MAKING
Through this process we transform organic material into metal in order to maintain the natural forms and textures. The form and concept of each piece take shape throughout this process.
We love to work with a delicate and unique selection of gemstones
This technique consists of carefully embedding precious stones or diamonds into the finished metal forms.
Traveling his path with small and beautiful forms, focusing his attention on smaller objects, which are combined with other materials to create works of art. In essence, this is how Patricio Minconi – Jewellery Essence creates jewellery.
Patricio Minconi was born in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He came to Barcelona in 2007 where he completed his formation as a jeweller at The Escola d’Arte del Treball, complementing this formation with studies in stone-setting and technical training in wax carving and modelling. Patricio then chose to expand his technical repertoire by developing his casting skills at the Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja.
His passion for craft and jewellery has since lead him to create the ‘co-working’ workshop space AJ999 in the Gracia district of Barcelona, where he currently designs and makes his beautiful nature inspired work.
Marta Sala was born in Barcelona in 1990. She studied jewellery at the Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja, and after that, she traveled to Roma where she complemented her formation with studies in classic jewellery, specially in wax carving and modeling, at the Accademia delle Arti Orafe di Salvatore Gerardi. When she returned to Barcelona, she decided to expand her technical repertoire by studying the watchmaker profesion at the technical school La Mercè.
While creating different artistic projects, she decided to be part of the AJ999 coworking, where she plays an important role in creating the brand Patricio Minconi – Jewellery essence.