Growing up in a richly creative environment and spending many hours, as a child, in his family’s jewellery workshop, Cristiano learnt the rudiments of hand crafted goldsmith techniques at a young age. At 18, Cristiano had already established a strong and emotional connection with his art. Respecting the traditional and handcrafted goldsmith’s techniques (which are evident is his unique approach and characteristic style), he realizes very modern and contemporary jewels, which are an evidence of a distinct dialogue between jewellery and art.
Admired for his exceptional skill and recognised as one of a few Italian master goldsmiths who still use ancient and historical techniques, Cristiano has been invited to restore several works of national Italian importance in past years. Highlighted by a 2 year long restoration project of an 8ft high Tabernacle dated 1600AD that is exhibited in the Cathedral of Cagliari in Sardinia and a solid gold Chalice for Pope Benedict XVI, these public works will document Cristiano Pagnini as being one of the most masterful, Italian sculptors of his time.