“I believe it is essential to follow my whims and indulge my curiosity as I engage in the act of making art objects. I am a jeweler by trade, an artist at heart, photographer by habit, de facto nature addict, planet advocate and walker for life. By linking my interests outside of the studio, especially in observing nature, I feel my work is resoundingly unique to me and bears my mark as a maker.
My explorations illuminate nuances in my thoughts about current bodies of work, which propels them in new directions. I create pieces that meld beauty and comfort with a unique style that is sophisticated and thought-provoking: one that communicates the exquisite beauty and fragility of our ecosystems … and the need to protect them.” – j.e paterak, bloomstudio – owner/designer/maker