Māris Šustiņš

An inner dialogue, a conversation with myself, is the beginning that sparks up my creativity when I set off for the exciting jewellery making journey. In the beginning I see the character of the jewellery piece. Maybe it comes to my thoughts and imagination from somewhere far away or possibly it has always lived in my subconscious. Only when I focus on work while listening to music can I materialize my thoughts and feelings into jewellery, while trying to add a story and a secret to each piece.

I use assorted materials to create the jewellery and I apply modern methods of metalworking, as well as traditional precious metal handling methods. I use titanium as a background to give spotlight to silver, gold, and jewels of various color and shape. Clean shapes and volume, mixed with with intricate and complex structures give birth to countless possibilities for a rich character, intensity and a surprise in each jewellery piece.

About the artist:

Maris Sustins (1970) has graduated from Latvian Art Academy Metal Design department (1995) and holds a master’s . Since 1992, solo-exhibitions in Latvia participated in group exhibitions of international and local importance in Latvia, Europe, Russia, Japan. His jewellery is in the collection of the Museum of Decorative Art and Design Riga, the Amber Museum Kaliningrad in Russia, as well as in numerous private collections throughout the world, among which Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom collection stands out as the most important.