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Jewelry by Pat Flynn on display at two Eagle County galleries this month

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“Loop de Loop” bracelet made by J. Cotter Gallery's featured artist Pat Flynn. The materials used in this bracelet are iron, gold and diamonds.
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VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK — J. Cotter galleries in Beaver Creek and Vail are showcasing the work of Pat Flynn this March. A variety of the pieces will be on special display throughout the month.

Flynn was born in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, where he grew up on a family dairy farm. He later attended college there and began his studies in jewelry and metalsmithing. He earned his degree from SUNY New Paltz and began his journey to become one of the most celebrated art jewelers in the United States. He is best known for his work with iron and the pieces he creates mixing this material with gold, platinum and diamonds.

“What attracts me to my work is the dichotomy that exists between materials and process — 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 jewelry forms,” Flynn said.

Flynn’s designs can be found at J. Cotter Gallery locations in Vail and Beaver Creek year-round, but for a limited time, select pieces will be showcased for the month of March.

J. Cotter Gallery was established in 1970 in Vail and continues to uphold the tradition of bringing contemporary jewelry and art to the Vail Valley. J. Cotter Gallery can be visited in Vail on Wall Street and in Beaver Creek Village on Market Square. For more information, contact the J. Cotter studio at 970-827-4222 or email marissa@jcottergallery.com.


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