Shruti Dev Artist Bio:
My quest to articulate my creative expression
began almost 17 years ago when my soul began craving expression and evolution.
Catharsis happened in the form of glass painting and basic jewelry making as I
felt the desire to create my own kind of jewelry, unique and fascinating.Learning to make lampwork beads and working
with precious metal clay added to my skill set and vocabulary, and working as a
mixed-media artist is a valuable inclusion to my creative repertoire. Enameling,
pottery, embroidery, crochet, kumihimo, fabric dyeing, fabric painting, wire
work, wire wrapping and weaving are some other creative journeys I have reveled
in, and enjoy exploring off and on whenever I can, and whenever I feel inspired
to any one of these wonderful expressive medias.
The Universe graciously concedes, guiding me
to phenomenal mentors, amazing artists and wonderful friends around the world,
and resources are made available in the most unbelievable ways at times.
My Art Clay Silver training and Level 1 and
Senior certification was conducted in the USA in 2005. The same year, I
learned the magic of creating glass beads! In 2007, I trained as an International Art
Clay Silver Instructor at the Art Clay Silver, Aida headquarters in Japan. The
same year, I was awarded a week long scholarship at the Corning Museum of Glass
for an intensive glass bead making session, and was also chosen as an
international scholarship awardee for the ISGB International scholarship
program (International Society of Glass Beadmakers). In 2010, my precious metal clay design was
chosen for the Japan Jewellery Designers’ Association Chairman’s Award in the
Silver Accessories Contest conducted by Aida,Japan. Another of my precious
metal clay designs won honorable mention in another competition in Japan the
Over the years, I have been fine tuning my
skill set continuously and consistently by learning many more skills and
techniques and taking classes from master artists around the world…in person,
and online. The journey continues in the form of handmade glass beads, artwork,
handcrafted jewelry, woven or painted fabric...whatever beckons…I love
travelling too, and taking photos and soaking in ideas and inspirations as they
come from across the world.
I represent Art Clay World for India and have
been teaching, training and certifying students in India, on behalf of Art Clay
Silver, Aida, Japan, since 2007.
I am blessed to be encouraged and nurtured by
friends who love my work, and who love to see me and watch my creative talents
evolve. One such friend and mentor
walked me into the realm of creating textured designs of my original
artwork. She led me, too, to share my
work with an awesome company that showcases specialized talent who want to
share their adaptive vision by creating textured stamps to expand their own
designs precious metal clays and other expressive art.
This year, 2018, thus marks another important
landmark for me, as my artwork is now in the process of being transformed into FlexArt™
texture stamps now offered exclusively by Metal Clay Supply
(metalclaysupply.com). I now have a
platform to showcase my creative talents on a larger stage…and reach out to a
wider audience …not just to showcase a work of art, but also to share a
resource that other artists can incorporate into their own artful masterpieces
I choose to let the creative muse take over and connect me to the magic of the universe, with an intention to create works that are universally appreciated and celebrated.
This is the story of my creative journey so
far and thankfully it continues… - Shruti
September 2005 - Kalmbach Publishing
- BeadStyle July 2006 - Kalmbach Publishing
- Easy Beading Vol. 3 ,2012, Kalmbach Publishing
- Multistrand Jewelry: Secrets for Success, April,
2013: Kalmbach Publishing