About The Artist
Keiko Mita • New York, NY
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I was born on a tiny Japanese island with spectacular scenery and wildflowers that became my inspiration. I discovered metalwork at University and later studied jewelry design at FIT in NYC. Initially I created large, embossed works, but eventually turned my attention to sculpture and ultimately jewelry. My design process begins with drawings which I carve in wax. Then I cast, solder and incorporate my signature Dune texture. No craft no life. Especially now I feel creativity is very important.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I try to create lasting modern designs that are inspired by crashing waves or blowing sand and beautiful wildflowers. First, I draw a design and then I decide how to make it. I try to incorporate my signature Dune texture on most of my pieces. I usually carve my design in wax to create movement before casting it. Then I solder together the pieces, set the stones and hand fabricate the remaining parts before polishing it. I often use melee diamonds on oxidized sterling silver to add accents.