Jewelry designer Lisa Kaufman of Korut Studio is inspired by the details. Working from her studio in Napa, California, Lisa begins each collection with eclectic bits and pieces spread over her worktable. As her collection develops, those inspirational details transform into jewelry that expresses feelings of iconic symbolism, and geometric, architectural impressions.
Lisa continues to create art through a variety of techniques including painting, mixed media collage and photography. Her inspirations come from nature and architecture and additionally from her years in the bead industry, drawing on the symbols and designs from a variety of traditional cultures.
Korut's collection is a mix of the simple and grand. Pendants are rich with subtle detail. Signature pieces are designed using wax molds created with 3D printed models, as well as traditional carved wax methods. Pieces are then cast in bronze or sterling silver and hand polished to a bright shine. Smaller reproductions of world culture amulets round out the treasury with stackable/layer pieces to mix and match. All jewelry is handmade to order using materials from the U.S.A whenever possible.