Putu Gede Darmawan
Artisan Organization: Putu Gede Darmawan
Country: Bali and Java
"Designing has been my passion ever since I was a child and, though I'm from a young generation of artists, I love to create something based on traditional styles and combine it with a modern look. That's how I came to decide on designing sterling silver jewelry for men, as well as for women.
"There are many people in my neighborhood who were unable to finish their studies due to financial difficulties. Some of them have had to resort to begging on the streets. I've come to realize the importance of having a skill so that you may have more opportunities in life, so I've made a point of offering free training in silversmith techniques. My hope is that by doing so, people in need will eventually be able to earn a living and support their families.
"By purchasing my collections, you're not just helping me but, at the same time, you will be helping other families get the opportunity to learn and work with me in order to reach a better quality of life.""