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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Serzhan Bashirov

is a Kazakh arts professor and silversmith and I was lucky enough to visit his home and workshop yesterday.
 Serzhan at his work desk...........

 ......bits and pieces of silver, bronze and semi precious stones scattered amongst tools..........

 ......a pot of components ready to be made up into jewellery pieces..........

 .......I own a few of Serzhans pieces already!!...........

.......he also sells antique jewellery and uses old pieces to make up into new pieces........these are old Russian coins....Kopecs.........my purchases yesterday!........

 At the bottom of his garden sits an old yurt......the portable house that Kazakh people used to live in when they still lived a nomadic lifestyle............it was a fascinating glimpse into a life now gone

 Inside the yurt is decorated with old embroideries, rugs, wooden chests......I covet one of those!!!


A fantastic end to what has been an amazing week here in Kazakhstan!

8 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Love the style of jewellery and what an unexpected splash of glorious colour inside the yurt!
Thanks for all this!
Sue x

Palma said...

WANT the spiral set of earrings and pendant. He makes some absolutely wonderful and unique pieces that look ancient. I,too, like the Yurt and I would happy retreat in there to work.

Scrap Vamp said...

That is fantastic! Lucky you for being to visit there! I love learning about things like that!

Sid said...

Very interesting Sue, love the silver jewellery !!

olive said...

what a fantastic way to spend the day, you lucky person.... I covet the jewellery, all of it!!!!!! The Yurt looks inviting, are you bringing one home to put in your garden? look really cool lol hugs xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous workspace! All that yumminess immediately to hand. I knew there was a reason not to work too tidily!

This looks like it was another fabulous trip Sue. Love the jewellery and that yurt is amazing. Hope to see you very soon :)

Papillon said...

Love his workshop -such a busy creative space.The jewellery is beautiful.
And that yurt is wonderful-people pay thousands to rent those out for the weekend in the uk! love the warm colours inside xx

Nigel said...

Now you're just showing off and making us all jealous :p

Beautiful jewellery creations, I must get my stuff out again and make something.