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Religious goldsmithing

Religious goldsmithing

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Driven by the desire to create works perfectly suited to worship, don Felix Granda always took special care in the creation of objects destined to be in contact with the Body and Blood of Christ such as chalices, custodianships y canopies.

This zeal led him to rely from the very beginning of his work on the best craftsmenwho knew how to give life to their imaginative creations that, when they materialized, became works of art.

Faithful to the spirit that inspired its founder, the pieces of religious gold and silverware created in  Granda Art Workshops  are coated in this spirit of perfection, made with conscientious workmanship and employing best quality materials.

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Art and creation

GRANDA is today one of the few places where these ancient traditions survive. Following these same principles and the trajectory marked by more than a century of experience, the goldsmith's workshop seeks to give form to beauty, so that sacred objects are full of symbolism and are not mere dead instruments in the hands of the priest. The creative process begins with the design that comes from the artist's mind. Everything is thought about and meditated upon: from the material to be used, the symbols to be engraved, to the ornamental technique to be employed. This idea is captured in the drawing, where the materialization of the piece to be made is carried out, adapting it to its function and to the place where it will be destined.

Artistic techniques of our religious goldsmithery

In the goldsmith workshopIn the interior and exterior structure, only metals are used. Silversmiths y broncists They take great care and apply all their knowledge to create the works, enriching them with embossing, precious stones, enamels and friezes worked in metal. The method of creation of the religious goldsmith's work generally differs according to the materials, size and technical complexity of each work.

In the silverware section of Granda Art Workshopssilver and gold objects are made, chalices, canopies, custodianships, patens o navetas using forging, cutting and soldering techniques for those pieces that cannot be created using lathes or other procedures. If the design of the piece requires it, the jewelers make the settings for the gems or other materials.

The larger pieces, such as tabernacles, processional crosses, candlesticks o sanctuary lampsare created by bronze craftsmen, who make and assemble the pieces that make up each object by hand. Inside the tabernaclesThe gilded and ornamented metal, for example, is especially enriched with a decorative relief with Eucharistic motifs, because the dignity of beauty must never be lacking in everything that is in direct contact with the body of Christ.

Materials and quality

The works of religious gold and silverware produced at GRANDA are made with the most refined craft techniques and the best materials, thus guaranteeing the maximum durability of the object. As they are works destined for worship, it is common to use noble metals such as gold and silver, combined with other metallic supports such as bronze, copper and brass. The pieces are also ornamented with enamels, and precious and semiprecious stones, adding color and luminosity. The interior of the chalices and goblets is always gold plated.

In order to ensure that the artwork reaches the customer in the best conditions and guarantee its optimal conservation, it is delivered in specially constructed boxes adapted to each piece.

Date: 
17/04/2017
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Serving the Church with sacred art since 1891

Serving the Church with sacred art since 1891

C/ Galileo Galilei, 19.
28806, Alcalá de Henares,
Madrid. Spain
info@granda.com
(+34) 91 802 36 55

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