About the Artist

A well qualified ELT professional actively involved in an educational institution for over 20 years, my quest to articulate my creative expression began almost 17 years ago when my soul began craving expression and evolution. Catharsis happened in the form of glass painting and basic jewelry making as I felt the desire to create my own kind of jewelry, unique and fascinating.

A well qualified ELT professional actively involved in an educational institution for over 20 years, my quest to articulate my creative expression began almost 17 years ago when my soul began craving expression and evolution. Catharsis happened in the form of glass painting and basic jewelry making as I felt the desire to create my own kind of jewelry, unique and fascinating.

Learning to make lampwork beads and working with precious metal clay added to my skill set and vocabulary, and working as a mixed-media artist is a valuable inclusion to my creative repertoire. Enameling, pottery, embroidery, crochet, kumihimo, fabric dyeing, fabric painting, wire work, wire wrapping and weaving are some other creative journeys I have reveled in, and enjoy exploring off and on, whenever I can, and whenever I feel inspired to.

The Universe graciously concedes, guiding me to phenomenal mentors, amazing artists and wonderful friends around the world, and resources are made available in the most unbelievable ways at times.

My Art Clay Silver training and Level 1 and Senior certification was conducted in the USA in 2005.The same year, I learnt the magic of creating glass beads

In 2007, I trained as an International Art Clay Silver Instructor at the Art Clay Silver, Aida headquarters in Japan. The same year, I was awarded a weeklong scholarship at the Corning Museum of Glass for an intensive glass bead making session, and was also chosen as an international scholarship awardee for the ISGB international scholarship programme.

In 2010, my precious metal clay piece was chosen for the Japan Jewellery Designers’ Association Chairman’s Award in the Silver Accessories Contest conducted by Aida,Japan. Another precious metal clay piece won an honorable mention in another competition in Japan the same year.

Over the years, I have been fine tuning my skill set constantly and consistently, by learning many more skills and techniques and taking classes from master artists around the world…in person, and online. The journey continues in the form of handmade glass beads, artwork, handcrafted jewelry, woven or painted fabric…whatever beckons…I love travelling too, and taking photos and soaking in ideas and inspirations as they come…from across the world.

I represent Art Clay World , India- and have been teaching, training and certifying students in India, on behalf of Art Clay Silver ,Aida,Japan, since 2007.

 

I choose to let the creative muse take over and connect me to the magic of the universe, with an intention to create works that are universally appreciated and celebrated by wonderful souls, who cherish the effort and the spirit with which each glass bead/piece of jewelry/artwork is patiently and paintstakingly handcrafted.

Published work:

BeadStyle September 2005 – Kalmbach Publishing

BeadStyle July 2006 – Kalmbach Publishing

Easy Beading Vol. 3 ,2012, Kalmbach Publishing

Multistrand Jewelry: Secrets for Success, April, 2013: Kalmbach Publishing