I have always had an affinity with fire and I purposefully use techniques mined from tradition. I carve, cast, forge, fabricate and stone set all of my designs. I hand select unique precious and semi-precious stones and pair them with metal alloys I pour in my studio. I draw inspiration from the textures of nature and the nuances specific to each individual stone. I am a metalsmith because I am deeply fascinated by the life cycle of metal, gold in particular. I am a jeweler because jewelry is unique in its ability to become an extension of someone who wears it. I am an artist because I feel living with beautiful objects formed from the natural world reminds us that we are more than what we do.
Photo by Al Rendon and Mask by Caitie Sellers
“I am a jeweler because jewelry is unique in its ability to become an extension of someone who wears it.”ALEJANDRO SIFUENTES