My silversmithing story starts in India, when I stumbled upon an opportunity to learn the craft during my 13 month solo adventure in Asia back in 2014. Throughout the years I dabbled with smithing between other jobs, but it wasn't until February of 2020 that I stepped more deeply into the craft and have felt a great level of commitment, reverence and awe for all the craft has taught and continues to teach me.
Wabi refers to simplicity, humility, and living in tune with nature. It can be used to describe someone who is content with little and makes the most of whatever they have. Sabi refers to what happens with the passage of time. It’s about transience and the beauty and authenticity of age. To practice sabi is to learn to accept the natural cycle of growth, death, and the imperfections that accompany that progression. Together the two terms create a feeling that finds harmony and serenity in the uncomplicated, unassuming, mysterious, and fleeting.