I was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. I graduated with a Fine Arts Diploma from Shevchenko State Art School. I discovered a love for metalwork and jewelry making back home in Ukraine where I learn metalsmithing. Trained as a silversmith in Kiev, Ukraine. I design and handcraft my jewelry one piece at a time in the studio in the Lopatcong, New Jersey. All my pieces are entirely hand fabricated. Beginning with sterling silver sheet and wire, 14K-18K gold, I work with traditional techniques and tools to create my one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry pieces. I use precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls and found objects in my work as well. To achieve the finish look I use textures and patina. Yanina is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Bucks County Craftsmen Guild, Gallery23 in Blairstown, NJ. Contact Information: email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: https://www.etsy.com/shop/yaninajewelry
Susan Bogen - Ceramics
Susan Bogen is a ceramic artist working in Porcelain and Stoneware in her studio in Montvale, NJ and in Elka Park, NY. Susan teaches ceramics at The Art School at Old Church, Demarest NJ, and Sugar Maples Center of the Arts in Maplecrest, NY. Her work is shown and available for sale at The Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ; Gallery 23 Blairstown, NJ; The Byrdcliffe Gallery, Woodstock, NY; The Kaaterskill Fine Arts Craft Shop, Hunter, NY; Just Jersey, Morristown, NJ; Market House Local, Westwood, NJ.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT - "I first started working in clay over 40 years ago. The tactile feel and the spatial forms that the clay can take on has always drawn me in. I especially love functional pots that beg to be picked up and held. The fact that a pot is pleasing to the eye as well as the touch is very satisfying. Asian and Islamic ceramics have always had a strong influence on me. I strive to integrate form and design into my work. Once a pot is formed, it then becomes a palette for the brushwork designs I’ve developed over the years. My work is porcelain and Stoneware fired in a gas reduction kiln or a wood-fired salt kiln to cone 10. All is food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe", says Susan. You can reach Susan at email@example.com
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