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Tura Sugden

Inspiration can strike at any moment. In the color schemes of a sunrise or sunset. In the patterns or repetitions of nature. In the way shadows play on surfaces. It is here, with this mindset for creativity, that Tura Sugden begins to build the vision for each light, airy, feminine piece. As she works, a deep respect for tradition and a profoundly modern design aesthetic guide her point of view. Old World methods meet thoughtful design. Artisans sit at handcrafted maple benches outfitted with custom-carved pliers and specially polished hammers. Fresh cut flowers and inky sketches sit on the center table. A traditional German blowpipe is mounted at the left of each bench, an ideal instrument for intricate gold soldering. With it a fine flame is manipulated by the breath while the flow of propane is controlled simultaneously by hand. Like learning a language, this ancient technique is difficult to master yet once attained feels intuitive and immersive. The breath of the artisan is captured in each piece.