Hello there !
Studio Metallurgy is a personal endeavor to explore my creative potential, to create products that blend art and utilitarian design. To make an unconventional marriage of ordinary materials and everyday objects.
I love what I do and decided to make 'having fun' into my full time paid job. It's not what I had ever planned for but I wouldn't exchange it for anything !
Studio Metallurgy draws from industrial design which is synonymous with precision and accuracy, sharp finishes and clean lines. I love experimenting and innovating !
To observe and take inspiration from everyday objects and adapt traditional techniques and crafts to create something new and contemporary. Hawk like attention goes into the making of each product. The focal point is understanding the inherent characteristics of different materials and yet amalgamating them, such that the inherent textures are enhanced further and lend themselves to beautiful and functional art pieces.
The thrust on impeccable finishing ensures that each piece is one of it's kind, making it a 'collectible object d'art'.
The Sharda Collection
'The Sharda Collection' is one of my most personal experiments. It is a tribute to my paternal grandmother, who passed away soon after I was born. She was a woman who was brilliantly creative and entrepreneurial in a time when women did not step out of the house much or encouraged enough to 'build a business' seriously. While I have little memory of her, I was often told that I reflected her traits while growing up and especially now while setting up Studio Metallurgy.
It thus felt right to name the collection after her name ‘Sharda’. From molten glass shards to beautiful glass objects d’arts. I wanted to expand upon the Molten Woods Collection and create a series, fusing glass and wood to make objects that reflected the amorphous nature of water and the glacial beauty of frozen ice, the kinetic energy of the waves that crash our shores.
Each piece in the Sharda Collection, reflects these emotions and is made using waste wood scavenged from lumbar yards and by infusing metal hardware components.