ARTIST OF THE MONTH-HEER
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Artist of the Month (10): Bayot Heer
November 28, 2017
The Origin Story
InfluenceSeveral years of hands on training in jewellery and over two decades later, Bayot is still immersed in the wonderful world of precious materials. His past is very much an influence for his current work, drawing on architectural lines and techniques applied in woodworking to create a unique style of jewellery.
Innovative architects like Frank Gehry or the superb goldsmith Christoph Krahenmann of Switzerland are constant inspirations on Bayot’s path of creating original and well-crafted jewellery. He credits the wonderful support and relationships with suppliers and retailers for making his journey possible, and is grateful to be part of this network of such caring people.
Bayot considers working with precious metals and gemstones a rare privilege that comes with the responsibility to honour these materials with lasting designs. In this context he is often reminded of the Italian inspired slow food movement - being mindful of the items we are trusted with. Bayot strives to live up to this excellent quote by Piet Hein; “true design asks one thing of us: to uncover what it covers.”