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| Ala Jaron
|Sterling, Copper, Bronze, gold plated wire, Pearls, Semi-precious Stones
Growing up just outside of Warsaw, Poland, Ala Jaron had a fascination with all things
textural - beach stones from the banks of the river, the symmetry of snowflakes, the textiles
and fabrics discarded from her father’s tailoring shop. In school, she was drawn to history
books, with their primitive illustrations of ancient tools and artifacts, and photographs of
elaborate jewelry worn by kings and queens. Nature was of particular interest - vibrant
leaves in the autumn and wildflowers that seemed magical, each one possessing a one-
of-a-kind beauty that today is captured in her necklaces, pins and earrings.
"As long as I can remember, I have expressed myself through art. I always had to create
something, whether it was oil painting, ceramics, sculpture, fused glass or simple
wreathes made out of loose branches I would collect at Christmas time. When I was
introduced to jewelry design, it came very naturally to me."
Ala brings a unique view to her work in its organic forms and textures. She creates using
the techniques of fabrication, surface texture and soldering of metals. Each piece is hand
fabricated from the raw metal and then set with semi-precious stones and pearls. As a last
touch, Ala adds patina to give her work a rich, aged appearance.
Ala Jaron, being a self-taught artist, has been designing jewelry full time since 1993.
She lives and works out of her home in Chicago.
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