Sharon Kaplan is a Los Angeles-based enamelist, metalsmith and jewelry designer.
When it comes to designing jewelry, I am most moved by my materials. My techniques, whether through fabrication, kiln fire enameling, etching, or lost wax casting, are meant to complement the natural beauty of colored enamels and precious stones. I take great care in choosing my enamels and always enjoy combining them in unexpected ways. My process transforms raw materials into eternal jewelry. I use ancient techniques and ancient materials so each piece of jewelry can bear the test of time. I want it to exist generation after generation.