Ferran Garreta is a familiar company located in the city of Vic (Barcelona), dedicated to the work of copper, brass, silver and gold, in an artistic and manual way.
The work carried out there is very diverse. It is a company that is more than a hundred years old and in which each generation has been introducing new techniques related to the craft of metalworking.
The company started with Bonaventura Garreta in 1892. Initially, the main activity is the creation of copper objects for daily use, such as jugs, pots, pans, measures, pots and kettles.
His son, Lluís Garreta, introduces the art of embossing to the company, becoming Master Embosser. Based on numerous commissions, he creates a multitude of embossings worked on copper, brass and silver sheets, adorning rooms, rooms, gardens and open spaces. Among these pieces we find the majestic cross of the main altar of the Cathedral of Vic. The master’s work has been recognized with prestigious prizes in various national and international art competitions, between 1940 and 1976.
The next generation is represented by Ferran Garreta, master craftsman in embossing, chiselling and forging. In addition to the tasks of the workshop, the realization of large copper and brass sculptures, the creation of numerous works of wrought iron and, finally, the restoration of ancient objects of great value.
Through the technique of embossing and chiselling, he masters the art of portraiture, landscape painting and still life. Among other projects, he makes signs, heraldic shields and liturgical objects, such as chalices, tabernacles and baptismal font. It is also dedicated to the production of various models of armor inspired by antiquity.
Currently, and in the fourth generation, Carme and Sílvia Garreta continue this artistic work.
Carme Garreta, specialist in sculpture and enamels, introduces color to metals, using the technique of firing enamels on metals, an age-old technique applied to copper, silver and gold. Awarded the ‘National Fire Enamels Award on Metals’ at the 7th International Biennial of Salou Enamel (2007), she creates pieces where enamel takes center stage with precious metals and precious stones.
Sílvia Garreta, specialist in jewelry, jewelry design, gemmology, engraving and stone carving, enriches and opens a new horizon in the finishing of cult and ornamental pieces. Its contribution is based on the creation of pieces of great technical difficulty and exclusive design.
It is through team work that all these artistic aspects come into dialogue, with the aim of offering a personalized and artistic craft product.