An artistic person never feels alone

Often people ask me does being an artist feel lonely.

You are alone in your studio often.

I think of it like this:

An art is the ultimate friend of a person.

A person in himself is a masterpiece of an artist. People say where you get attracted the most is the place you are meant for. I always wonder why do I feel so excited while watching or listening to any piece of art. I kept on getting amused by every piece of art till the time I realized that I am made for this. Art is a very huge dimension that has a bundle of branches in it. This includes dance, music, paintings, singing, melodies, drama, acting, poetry, writing, making scriptures and so much more which can’t even be expressed in words. All of these ways are made up of helping a person to express his potentials.

A person’s potentials lie in his masterpieces

 A person’s potentials are measured through his ability to work and earning often but I think a person’s potentials are way beyond that. If we look into the lives of artists around us, we will find that they are the most creative people who depict their thoughts into different expressions. Sometimes one of the topmost elements that force a man to make a masterpiece is his sufferings. Sometimes happiness may also lead him towards these beautiful expressions. This signifies that for the depiction of a masterpiece, a person always goes through some kinds of emotions be it happiness or be sorrow.

Without art, life feels like a boring school

If art was not introduced to mankind, the world was going to be a monotonous platform where it would have felt that robots are working all around. The feeling of putting one’s thoughts into artistic expression is one of the most satisfying emotions.

Arts give a person the confidence to love himself before loving anyone else. I think love in itself is an expression of arts. Love and arts are always an internal attribute of a person who either are depicted on a canvas or in a form of taking place in another person’s heart. These two mediums are strongly connected to each other which proves how important are love and arts in a human being’s life.

Resin jewellery making

One thing I love to do more of is resin jewellery. It looks so beautiful, all the different colours you can create with the resin.

I would like to explore creating more resin furniture as well. Filling in cracks in beautiful pieces of wood, such as tables. Even computer stands.

Especially with gold embossed lines around the resin, or with additional crystals as well to really make the pieces stand out even more.

Home Studio Tour

Hello and welcome to the studio tour. Below are photos of my home and studio, along with images that explain the construction aspect of my design process. You’ll also find photos of several people who have helped me immensely throughout my career as a jeweler. There are many others who aren’t pictured here, and I give my deepest and heartfelt thanks to all of you.

Below is my family home, I love my stripy chairs.

The book shelves are full of ideas and inspirations that help me daily to create my pieces.

The only extensive drawing class I’ve ever taken is mechanical drafting for furniture design. As a result I design and construct many of my pieces like a piece of furniture and I begin with a line drawn sketch. I formulate ideas by beginning with a concept of what I want to relay, or simply by challenging myself to experiment with different forms, techniques, and design principles. The image to the left is a page from my sketchbook.

The similarity between my work as a jeweler and furniture maker is that each piece, most notably the one-of-a-kinds, is a technical challenge and requires a lot of thought and planning. The difference is that I don’t have the machines to cut precise angles and I cannot simply glue and clamp the parts together. All of the joints and angles are created by hand with a file, and mostly by eye for precision. Each joint is soldered by hand, and with every soldering operation the piece must be reheated, running the risk of melting any previously soldered joint.

For the more technically challenging pieces I often follow my drawing to every detail, but there are many times that I alter the design as it comes to life. New ideas have a way of presenting themselves as a piece begins to reach its full form. Changes sometimes require a trip back to the sketchbook to ensure that balance and proportion are in check. When my jewelry making wishes come true everything falls into place and the result is a piece that is both visually and emotionally satisfying.

Another source of inspiration for my design process comes from playing and experimenting with objects in my ‘parts bin’, shown at left. These parts consist of found objects, left over parts from other pieces, rejects, and for lack of a better word…doodles. Designing in this manner can be a lot of fun, as it is more spontaneous. The downside is that it doesn’t always work out for the best and I end up with another piece to throw into the bin. Not to worry though, the bin has a way of recycling itself and proves to be a constant source of inspiration.