Leonard Koren - Wabi-Sabi, for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.
The jewellery I create is completely unique, inspired by emotion, nature and the wabi-sabi aesthetics of art and craft from Japan, I create one off pieces that are all different and made to be worn & evolve. I love making beautiful things out of hard. flat, boring materials that are usually considered ugly. I don't make to sell, Im an artist, I make because I love to create, I have to create, Im driven by stubbornness. Im a very visual person & having suffered a stroke in my 30's my vision is on borrowed time, so Im making things while I can still see & can. I paint, I make jewellery, I write and I make music, as therapy and as an outlet for stress & anxiety.
With beauty in simplicity in mind each piece evolves into its own being over time.... nothing is rushed.....nothing is repeated. Pieces are finished when I feel they are complete, beautiful, not when they are without blemish or character, a flaw or imperfection adds to its beauty, its uniqueness. Perfection & repetition is uninteresting.
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 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 (wedding bands) are so utterly perfect....
I have received the earrings and really like them, so unique. Thanks for such an efficient service. As they are so nice, I have placed an order for 2 more.
Earrings and bracelet arrived. Really like them. Thank you. Will be keeping an eye on your web site.
I love your pieces, so individual. The earrings are gorgeous, Im coming back for a few more pieces soon.