David Vrooman

My designs have a loose, dynamic freedom to them, many employing fusing as a central technique. The heat of the torch allows silver and golds to move and continue in unexpected ways, like alchemy. Ultimately, I hope to create an object of beauty and human honesty, drawing from the most precious materials the world has to offer: natural crystal 

forms, diamonds, jade, pearls. The metals of silver and gold, though found here on earth, actually originate only inside of collapsing stars to be blown all over the universe. It's literally the stuff of stars. I love to remind myself of this as I work, that I'm literally taking the stuff of stars and transforming it with my own hands into meaningful, personal pieces. It's my own way of relating to the world and connecting with all of my brothers and sisters with whom I share it.

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