We are four generations of artists using jewelry as our canvas. We are PATANIA.
Three generations of Patania men have been working for over 70 years, creating jewelry and decorative objects that have come to be known for their excellence in craftsmanship and design.
Frank Patania Sr.
The legacy left by Frank Patania, Sr. came from the integration of two distinctly different traditions-one European, and the other Native American. His inspiration was multi-faceted; he began to work in a new medium-silver and turquoise-as well as in increased scale, and using new techniques. The successful marriage of these two disparate traditions has become the foundation upon which each generation has maintained the tradition of excellence in craftsmanship and design that has come to be known as the "Patania Thunderbird" style.
Frank Patania Jr.
Brought a Modernist mastery into the Patania repertoire. Frank Jr. was compelled by pure craftsmanship to explore his art and push Patania design beyond the Southwest to become fashionable in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Continues his family’s traditional design and craftsmanship. Sam is recognized as an influence in couture jewelry. Building on both his predecessor’s design influences Sam has taken them to a national level by incorporating precious metals and stones.
"Stunning one of a kind jewelry. Have been frequenting Patania's since the 70's. Three generations of fantastic silversmithing."
- Sean Maryott