Myths in Metal


Sefik Kabas ’81 was born into a family of artisans in Turkey, but his jewelry is distinctly his own. His mythologically inspired Taru pieces—handcrafted from silver, gold, and precious stones—are intended to “preserve ancient tradition and to creatively celebrate the connection of the human and animal worlds,” he notes on his website.

After Williston, Kabas studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and glass blowing at Edinburgh College of Art, spending his summers working in his family’s jewelry studio in Istanbul. He opened his Taru Gallery in Istanbul in 2015, offering elaborately detailed rings, bracelets, and more.

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