Patrick Mavros comes to Plett
It is with great excitement that we welcome Patrick Mavros to Plett. It was Robin Pelham-Reid the owner of Cornerway House that had the great idea to have an exhibition to raise funds for Plett Aid Foundation/ Hospice Plett – an initiative that is very close to our hearts here at Cornerway House. Annabelle Lady Conynham, vice chairman with her enormous energy has put the show on the road. We will be hosting a private viewing at Cornerway House on Thursday 26th March. The public viewing will be on Friday 27th March from 10.00am to 5:30pm at The Plettenberg Bay Hotel.
Patrick Mavros is a great story teller and has many tales to tell. One of them is how his business came about. It began when he fell in love and carved a pair of earrings in the form of roses for his new bride. As Patrick says he went from baker, soldier to earring-maker in 3 minutes when he fell in love. The new earrings created an interest and grew into Patrick Mavros Silver Sculptors and Jewellery. Patrick Mavros is now famous for his wonderful silver sculptures, with over 200 pieces in his collection.
Matabeleland is where Patrick was born and brought up, here he fell in love with all the wildlife. He enjoyed sketching and absorbing all the natural beauty around him. He now lives with his wife Catja in Harare. They have four sons, who are all involved in the business. Ben and Patrick, junior, are at the workshop in Zimbabwe under the close watch of big brother Alexander, who lives in London and is head of retail and marketing. Forbes lives in Mauritius and directs all the jewellery collections. He has brought a new dimension to the business with his fantastic work in precious and semi precious stones. All working very closely together. Our African animals are a great inspiration to the Mavros boys. Finally the piece is mounted and cast in in sterling silver using the lost wax method. The mark is registered at the Assay office in the Goldsmith Hall in London. The finished piece is then packed in a silk pouch and black box, which is expertly gift wrapped, ribbons and all. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have quite a collection and little Prince George has his own collection of miniature animals.
We are so pleased and would like to thank Patrick Mavros, who has generously donated four pieces of Mavros jewellery as ticket prizes. The four winning tickets will be drawn by Robin Pelham-Reid on Friday at 5. 30pm at The Plettenberg . We will be hosting Patrick and his wonderful representative Jessica, who has done a splendid job in orchestrating this great fund raiser.
Private Viewing: (Invitation only) Thursday 26 March at Cornerway House
Exhibition & Fundraiser: Friday 27 March 10am to 5.30pmat The Plettenberg Hotel
Tickets and Enquiries: Lady Conynham 044 5335178 email@example.com
Robin Pelham-Reid 044 5333190 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Holland email@example.com
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