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Jeweler Aaron Sault grounds his process in his belief that, as an artist, he must be open to new ideas. His journey to where he is now reflects that progressive philosophy. Sault first fell in love with the twisted creations of Juniper trees while living in Durango, CO., and it was this new affinity that sparked his desire to carve, to work with his hands, though he had no experience. Sault’s curiosity led him to Northern Michigan University’s furniture design program, but it wasn’t until a blacksmithing course that everything clicked for the artist.

It was then that Aaron changed his major to Metalsmithing and truly began to thrive on everything that was new – the history, the processes. Unfortunately, a diagnosis of nerve damage and carpal tunnel sentenced Sault to alter his senior show from a series of sculpture furniture forged from steel to a body of precision jewelry pieces, primarily using his left hand. He has created jewelry ever since!

After graduation,  Aaron set up in a small studio in the woods of the upper peninsula of Michigan.   In 2010 he sold all of his belongings and hit the road in his mobile studio where he lived and worked for four years, traveling the country and selling his art.  In 2017 Aaron chose to return to Marquette, MI where he now calls home.

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