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Wayan Karang

Artisan Organization: Wayan Karang

Country: Bali and Java

"My name is Wayan Karang Wira Adi Putra. I was born in Denpasar in 1994. I grew up in Celuk Village, Gianyar, which is famous for its silver crafts. My parents are silver craftsmen; my father is one of the senior craftsmen in my village. I am the eldest of two children; I was born in a simple family. Since childhood, I have loved to draw. When I was in junior high school, I became interested in and understood Balinese ornamentation. So I decided to continue my Vocational High School and focus on a metal major. After graduating, I continued my education at the Indonesian Art Institute Denpasar, majoring in Visual Communication Design. With the knowledge that I have, I can develop my ideas in creative and innovative designs.

"Some time ago I experienced economic difficulties because I was fired for no apparent reason from the company where I worked. After 3 months I was having trouble finding a job. Thankfully there was a way out of this problem; I became a designer again. My diligence in design paid off in 2019 when I won 1st Place in Product Design at the Bali Arts Festival.

"I am directly involved in both designing and producing the products directly. The jewelry that I design and produce uses brass as the main material, with a workmanship technique that is simple and handmade. Hopefully, in the future, I can make a more developed design.

"On the sidelines of my busy life as a designer, I usually spend my free time watching sports TV channels, and I also really like badminton. Besides that, I will also optimize the time to be with my family and have free time. I am married and have one son. Incidentally, my wife is also pursuing silver crafts. Having children really changed my life; it made me more excited to work to support my small family.

"As a person who is detailed and full of ideas, I also have high and hard ideals. I found out about Novica from other craftsmen who had joined before, and then I got a direct offer from Novica to join. I hope that in the future I can promote and market products made of brass." "