In the first week of our Makers Series, I am delighted to introduce my dear friend, Sonia Boyajian whose whimsical, yet sophisticated hand made jewelry and ceramic objects are a constant inspiration. Sonia’s engagement with community expressed through her ceramic workshops further reveals her generosity and exuberant creative energy. She is an artist who from start to finish, makes every piece herself. Her hands constantly submerged in earthen clay, water, or forging metal, Sonia embodies the spirit and discipline of a true Maker.
Where are you from & where are you now?
Born and raised in L.A. and still living here.
Can you tell us about your creative process & materials?
I use all sorts of materials. The main ones are gold, silver and ceramic both oversized gem stones and precious gems.
Who or what inspires you?
Animals, plants, life nature, culture and history.
How do plants, animals -and -or the natural world shape your creative process?
I have a lot of animals, for me, they are my meditation. Watching animals gives me time to think about interactions with people and allows calm times to reflect on life and work.
Photography, Cristina Trayfors
What does art mean to you?
An expression of an idea, a moment in time. If an artist can communicate this then the art is great.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Don’t ever rush to the top. Take your time to build a foundation.