Talya Baharal & Gene Gnida Baharal and Nida has an intuitive ability to intermingle ancient and contemporary elements into necklaces of sterling silver with copper accents.
An exploration of sculptural form is at the core of the jewelry objects Talya Baharal and Gene Gnida create. Their work is hand-formed and constructed of sterling silver, bronze, copper and steel, achieving a formidable visual scale yet very light and wearable. Abstracting bold contemporary form while drawing inspiration from iconic themes is at the heart of the their work. As a married couple the challenges of working together produces an ever-changing and evolving body of work. Their separate backgrounds in sculpture Genes training and extensive work in furniture design and ceramics, and Talyas background in metal and jewelry design has led to this exciting confluence of ideas, materials and techniques.