Friday, September 23, 2011

Interview of Anastasia Savenko

Today I'm interviewing Anastasia Savenko, a promising jewelry artist.  Here is what she had to say:
Hi Myria!
Thank you so much for your interest, I am very glad to participate in your blog

What is your art/craft and how long have you been doing it?
I am second year in making jewelry; it's very exciting to be in the beginning of the way, so many new experiences ahead of me.
What got you started?
A friend recommended me to try jewelry making. I always had an urged to draw, took different art courses, wanted to create stuff. I see carving things out of wax as a sculpture variety. Those rings and bracelets that I make out of precious metals will last well past my lifetime and it's a great feeling, I want to leave my mark behind.

Are there any other arts and crafts that you would like to try your hand at? If so, why?
I can't wait to learn enameling techniques and also glass fusion. Would love to do some clay sculpture again and maybe wood carving. I enjoy working in three dimensions.
What are your favorite materials to use?
I love to dig into a block of jeweler's wax and bring out a piece; there is no limitation besides Physics laws. It's a very rewarding process as I see it, it takes time and skill but I enjoy the challenge. Some people prefer crafts with immediate gratification but I surprise myself when it comes to carving, since in day to day life I am not a patient person at all. Sometimes it takes several months from idea in my head to a jewelry piece one can wear.

What and/or who inspires you?
Japanese art of Meiji Period, Ancient Assyrian bas reliefs and Art Nouveau, I want to be the next Rene Lalique, not original at all.
Water fascinates me. We can see it in three different states as clouds, fluid and ice. I am yet to incorporate frozen water in my jewelry, but I definitely see it coming.
Do you have a Coupon Code? 
10%off for customers if they mention this blog

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