"A Little Bit About Myself..."
I was born in Russia in beautiful St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad). In 1962, I received there a Masters in Decorative Arts from the Academy of Industrial Art. I worked as an industrial designer while, on the side, I developed an interest in antique restoration, and designed and produced stage jewelry for theaters and the movie industry.
During my way from Russia to America, I worked for six months in the Vienna Opera House, where I designed and made stage jewelry for performances. Also, I personally designed and made a collection of 50 Cardinal’s rings for the Art Festival in Salzburg.
After arriving in the US in 1975, for the first 2 years, I was working in New York City as a jewelry designer for Gemvito Jewelry Co. and Carvin French Jewelry. Then, I developed my own restoration business, working for private clients and antique dealers. At the same time, I was working on special jewelry orders for private clients. In 1987, I was invited to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City to teach a course ‘Restoration of Ceramics’, which I taught for 19 years. For 10 years after that, I taught the course of ‘Handcrafted Costume Jewelry’ in the School of Continuing Education at FIT. In 2006, I opened my own educational studio, ‘The Little Studio’, where I offer several courses to private students. In addition, I am working on jewelry orders for private clients, and developing collections of Art Jewelry, some of which you see on this site.
My aim is to present to you, my client, creative, unique, artistic jewelry. Please peruse the collection and find dramatic earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants. Or maybe you are looking for trendy, fashionable, modern jewelry? Or just beautiful jewelry pieces that make a statement. In any case, ....
If you would like to learn how to make jewelry, how to restore ceramics, or how to learn marquetry, please visit my educational site, TheLittleStudio.com. There, you will see various courses offered.
Please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org