Dan Balk is an award winning artist, designer and goldsmith, who creates unique, one-of-a-kind sculptural adornments. He begins each piece from raw materials from which he makes his own alloys of silver and gold. Then, working directly in these precious metals, without the use of molds or casting, Dan fashions each one of a kind piece of art jewelry. Dan hand selects and sets the finest diamonds and colored gemstones to accent each piece of sculpture, often times performing his own lapidary work on select stones. Influenced by natural, organic forms which are more consistent with human anatomy than traditional jewelry, each piece of modern contemporary fine art jewelry is created with emphasis on comfort, function and durability.
“I design and fabricate every piece of jewelry from raw materials from my studio in Tampa, Florida. Each piece is one of a kind. I create my own sterling silver, 18K, and 14K gold alloys that I then fashion, mill, forge, fuse and braze into miniature sculptures for personal adornment. I select, and set each stone, often performing his my own lapidary work on select stones, having complete contact and artistic connection with each piece of fine art jewelry from concept to collection. My expanding jewelry collection is for sale and on exhibit at The Greenhaus Studio in Florida and Visions of Creation Gallery in North Carolina.”