It is hard to say what forms any of us, but it is certain that we grow in the soil that surrounds us. My childhood was spent in Northern California. My teenage years were the sixties. My first career was as a musician. By 1975, realizing that there was little future for a modestly talented musician, I took a job working for a goldsmith and found myself.
I am drawn again and again to working with simple, sensual lines and hope that each work has a visual and physical poetry.
"What matters is getting to do the very best work that I am capable of. After all of these years of making jewelry, I find myself more and more seeing my creations as if they were musical notes and phrases. I see their forms as harmonies. What matters is getting to the core of each design. My key instruction to myself when I am working is Simplicity and Grace." Michael Sugarman