Happy Birthday Paterson

Paterson Riley started The Great Frog with his partner, Carol Lehtonen, just off London’s Carnaby Street in 1972. The same store we’re in now.

The family culture is still going strong, with his son Reino Lehtonen-Riley now running and designing for The Great Frog, with his niece, Imogen Lehtonen running the Los Angeles store.

Paterson can still be found tinkering away making TGF jewellery in London’s basement on occasion .. He’s not showing any signs of retiring any time soon.

Photo: Ben Watson/North Shore Times. Former North Shore resident Paterson Riley makes jewellery for A list celebrities from his shop in Carnaby Street London