Talya Kantro "Your Guess"
Talya Kantro "Your Guess"
Incubation: Artists in Pursuit of Discovery

Talya Kantro "Your Guess"

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brass, cubic zirconia, black spinel, string
stippling, stone setting
4.25" x 3.75"

"It can be difficult to separate why we enjoy making from the reasons we make. I often find it hard to pinpoint exactly what inspires my practice, what my pieces are speaking towards, or what I hope others gain from my work. However, I am always drawn to the genuine act of making and creating, and derive continuous satisfaction from that process. This piece illustrates some of my frustrations with the unspoken, while preserving the feeling of fulfillment that craft brings to our lives."  

My season at Peters Valley allowed me to spend time understanding the importance of individual practice, as well as gave me the opportunity to witness the different methods and workings of other craftspeople. I credit my further dedication to the arts and to fine crafts to Peters Valley, and will be forever grateful for the months that I spent as the Fine Metals Assistant. 

Talya Kantro, Providence, RI
After graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2017, Talya spent six months at Peters Valley as the Fine Metals Studio Assistant. Following her time at the valley, she spent several months as a bench jeweler for Artemer Studio in Tel Aviv, before becoming the Metals Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-2019 year at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts. She is currently an MFA candidate in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design.  Talya has taught workshops and jewelry courses at a number of institutions, including Pocosin Arts, Snowfarm New England Craft Program, RISD, and others, has shown pieces both nationally and internationally, and is honored to be included in this collection of past and current Peters Valley assistants.

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