Parbati Dasgupta

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

A technology professional who nurtured her passion for the arts with precious time squeezed in between work and family, Parbati was part of the corporate world for 25 years and had the good fortune to be bought out as the Chief Operating Officer of a distributorship. An empty nest allowed her to focus on her creativity and love of jewelry. She enrolled in metalsmithing classes while making semi-precious stone and pearl jewelry sold through galleries in Westchester and Rockland. After two years of classes, she enrolled in workshops covering different areas of jewelry techniques and processes. Her current lines are silver, 18k gold and precious stones, pearls and semi precious stone beads, sterling leaf servers in non-tarnish argentium*, and mixed metals � often with marriage of metals* and mokume* techniques in silver, copper, nickel, brass, and gold. Atreyi designs and crafts each piece, drawing from patterns in nature and organic forms filtered through the sensory prism of her life experience. She melds different elements reflecting beauty, balance, flow, harmony � creating elegant wearable art for the woman who defines her own style. The jewelry is produced using eco-friendly processes and material. Natural products are used for pickling, oxidizing and patinas. Fusing and lasers are used when possible in place of soldering. Textured precious metals are burnished and left polished to a low sheen. Her jewelry is sold through exhibits, craft shows, trunk shows and galleries.

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