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Covid-19 Shop Update
 
I hope you and your loved ones are all well and staying safe during this challenging time our world is facing.
 
Our homes have suddenly become a shelter of safety and vital importance. The space that surrounds us should provide us with comfort and peace, where we can unwind and escape the stress of our daily lives. That's what creating in my studio does for me. I hope I can provide some of that for you. I hope that through browsing my shop you find a bit of joy and a positive distraction from the uncertainty that unfolds each day.
 
I am still open for business and happy to create for you. So far there has not been an interruption in delivery service so as long as USPS is delivering I will be shipping as usual. Should that change I will keep you informed.
 
My studio is private and not open to the public, however, I have taken every measure to keep my studio clean and disinfected following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention. I personally am taking every precaution directed by the experts as well.
 
Thank you for your precious time and the opportunity to present my work to you. Please stay safe. Wishing you joy in each day. 
 
A little about me....
 
There is something special about an item that has been handcrafted, it possesses an energy that does not exist in a product that has been mass produced. Handcrafted items are personal and the attention the artist gives each piece becomes part of its' character with an essence that can be felt and appreciated by those who admire it.

I’ve been designing and creating for as long as I can remember, it is my passion. After earning my degree in Art and Design, I began my career designing displays for Neiman Marcus where I had the privilege of working with the worlds most exquisite merchandise. Working for Neimans fueled my appreciation for fine quality, the unique and unusual and for handcrafted workmanship. My creative freedom with them allowed my artistic talents to evolve and eventually they lead me into an entirely new direction, working with metal.

I think my passion for working with metal may be an inherited trait. My Grandfather was a metalworker in the 1930's and during his employment designed and created special tools in order to make his job more efficient. I came across these tools while rummaging through my Father's workshop. After he told me about their history and showed me how to work them I fell in love with metal, and so my business was born.

All of my designs are original and I personally handcraft each one of them in my Chicago area studio. The tools that I use to cut, form and shape the metal are powered by hand so the main energy source in creating each design is me. Each piece is made to order and because they are handcrafted no two are exactly alike. 

Being a minimalist by nature my contemporary style is a reflection of my belief that less is more. I love working with metal for many reasons but mainly because it is a totally recyclable resource. I work with stainless steel, aluminum, copper and brass. Nothing goes to waste or ends up in a landfill. I use recycled materials whenever possible for creating as well as for packaging and shipping, doing what I can to help preserve our natural resources.

I love designing things that have yet to be seen and enjoy the challenge of putting a new twist on an old concept, making it fresh and new again. I receive such joy creating each and every piece. I hope that joy is reflected through my work.

Patricia Zilinsky