Janis Kerman's studio is in a coach house. Her desk is alive with a
laptop, a pair of burgundy-framed glasses, coloured pencils,
client=B4s notes and logistics paperwork. Sketches are meticulously
ordered accompanied by the appropriate stones. clients visiting the
studio for commissions participate in the design process, from
inception to finished wearable jewellery.
By 1975 I had completed my fundamental studies in jewelry design and
began experimenting with various metals and techniques. I knew that
jewelry making was my direction, my m=E9tier. Two years later Janis
Kerman design was established. The focus of my work for the next 13
years was the design and production of limited edition collections,
detailing for fashion accessories and unique pieces. Though I
enjoyed the production years and the fact that my designs were
available to many, my need to focus on one-of-kind designs was
determining the next era of work. Since 1988, I have been working
exclusively in precious metals, gems and alternative materials.
There is a symbiotic relationship between fine art and design - a
conceptual fluidity where influences move freely between disciplines
promoting exchange and evolution.
Inspiration comes from color, texture and objects both artistic and
common: architecture, furniture, paintings, ceramics, fashion...
My work seeks to define a new relationship between geometric shapes
and organic forms.
Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!
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