AGNETA BUGYTE creates jewellery that is calm, subtle, refined, comfortable to wear, elegant and beautiful. Silver and 18 carat gold are their materials of choice. From these, using patination and etching techniques that alter the surface colour and texture of these metals create fine jewellery in black and gold; matt black patinated etched silver, contrasting with gleaming highly polished 18 carat raw gold grains. The work is exciting, and explorative of the materials, allied to design, and based on their inherent love of nature and beauty.
The gold grains are all different; the surfaces of the etched silver are always different, the colour of the patination is distinctive, and the brushed finish on a patinated surface is always unusual. Like people and landscape, each piece is totally individual, unique. There is a contrast and individuality within each piece. Although smooth and beautifully finished, the pieces speak of the natural textures wrought by earth and fire, of lava and glass-smooth molten flows of metal.