To introduce myself

by leonidsurpin on October 4, 2008

Goldsmithing is one of the most fascinating and even mysterious human endeavors.  I cannot name any other occupation, where one must be a craftsman, a scientist, a philosopher, and the last but not the least is a thinker.

I have been a practicing goldsmith for over 30 years, but my educational background is monumental sculpture.  How does one go from something as large as monumental sculpture to something as small as jewellery is an interesting question in itself.  The only explanation that I can give is that while the scale is different, the two disciplines are very similar and complement each other.

At present, my involvement with the industry is limited to operating my website where I practice my craft, and using Internet resources to communicate with other fellow goldsmiths.  I want to thank Hanuman for creating this venue.

In the following installments, I would like to explore the subject of goldsmithing from historical, sociological, and other perspectives.




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jan October 6, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Leonid, After reading your posts on Ganoskin for about a year now, I look forward to learning more about you and your thoughts on goldsmithing. Jan

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