Ric La Ban - Jewelry

Inspiration comes from so many places; music, mountains, clouds, architecture,

sculpture, movies and even science fiction.

I listen to music I consider ethereal during the designing and building process because this floods me with emotion, which, more often than not, shows in my work.

I will make a drawing, but not always. Sometimes, the piece becomes visible as I create it, other times, I draw what I ‘see’ and then, revise as necessary until the drawing matches my ‘vision’.

Once my drawing is one with my vision, I begin the process of rolling, stamping,

folding, soldering and riveting the piece together.

Materials I enjoy working with include sterling silver, 14K gold, semi-precious and precious stones.