HIS HISTORY, HIS WORLD, HIS ARTWORK
Sangolqui is a small town in the state of Pichincha of the Ecuadorian highland. Around the year 1900 the goldwork began to flourish, because there were a lot of people dedicated to that branch by what this place was also known as the cradle of the silversmiths.
At this time a silver workshop alraedy existed that had been created by the year 1880. It was the workshop of Joaquín Tinta, grandfather of the now grateful goldwork artist Joaquín Humberto Tinta Figueroa who was born May 29 1934.
Because of Joaquín is born and grown in a world of constant creativity and design, during his childhood he carries out his first works together with his father Rafael Humberto Tinta Corredores. Teaspoons in miniature and silver pendents are their first values. Contrary to his grandfather and father, Joaquín prefers the design of jewels. That achieves along his profession the jeweler's in silver to be appreciated and quoted in more quantity.
At the moment TINTA is a grateful Ecuadorian artisan that continues living in Sangolquí still working in its centennial workshop with the advice of its ancestors. Through his artistic life he has had the opportunity to capture with the metals and beautiful stones not only his own exclusive designs but also those of other distinguished artists, among them the famous painter Oswaldo Guayasamin to who interprets for thirty eight years.
The purity and simplicity of their designs together with the fine quality of the metals his jewels are elaborated with, and the varied range of natural stones he uses, makes that its creations have an important welcome at national and international level.