Leonard Koren - Wabi-Sabi, for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.
"The jewellery I create is completely unique, it's what you would call contemporary, artist or studio jewellery, I don't make bling.
Inspired by nature and the wabi-sabi aesthetics of art and craft from Japan, I create forms using emotion and make one off pieces that are made to be worn and evolve.
I never wanted to be a production line, making many of the same piece, I wanted every piece to be special, so each piece of Appleseed Jewellery is completely unlike any other and only one is made. Its a challenge coming up with new designs but I only have to look out the window for inspiration.
I make it using traditional hand made techniques, I use just hand tools & hand polish or fire treat to create a beautifully finished individual piece of jewellery. The metals I use are eco silver & donated, recycled or reclaimed, and copper & all pieces are made to a environmentally moral ethic by my own fair hand in my workshop in West Wales. "
Thank you, the rings (commissioned wedding bands) are so utterly perfect....