There comes a time when an artisan who has been a founding member of ARTE is moving to new pastures, to another part of the world (Sue Tyson). Or an artisan who has decided to move back to her own country after being part of the ARTE family (Alma). It is a sad thing to see them go and we are sure they feel the same. We dedicate this blog post to wish them all the very best in their creativity and their talent and may they inspire the artisan communities in the new countries they are moving to, to spread the handcrafted love to a global level.
Sue Tyson Designs
By now, everyone knows Sue Tyson Designs. We even wrote about her early last year. Check out the post. To recap for the newbie artisans amongst us, Sue Tyson specialises in Italian murano glass. She has been one of those artisans that has stayed true to the brand and the heart of her designs. Always inventing, always experimenting, always thinking up new ideas to dress her customers with great pieces of one of a kind jewelry. She is very methodical when coming up with exciting seasonal collections. It is always a delight to view her stall at ARTE due to the impeccable planning that goes behind setting up her stall. Sue is moving to Hong Kong soon and we wish her all the very best.
From Iran, Alma created beautiful macramé pieces of work. Her dedication and meticulous manner in creating cumbersome pieces of macramé wall hangings and decor can be seen through her work, photos of which are shown below. Sadly, Alma has moved back to her home country Iran and we are sorry to see her go. Thankfully you can still keep in touch with her and keep up with her new activities and macramé projects through her facebook page, aptly titled Alma Art.
All Photos for this blog post are copyright the individual artisans and are used with permission.