Te De Sura Studio
Mission & Origin
An Upcycling Experiment in Wearable Art
Once upon a time, there was an artist who vehemently disliked the limelight named Kristi. She had loved creating wearable things with found items from a very young age and had a knack for finding just the right materials in a pile of what most would call junk, and an even greater knack for making interesting things out of them, but needed a little push from family and friends to put her creations out there for enjoyment by others. Now that she is all grown up, she has started this "Design Experiment" called Te De Sura because it really is that...part personal creative expression and a very large part experimentation.
Today, I'm on a mission to learn how to make more complex, beautiful, or useful objects out of otherwise discarded items, and want to teach and inspire others to do so as well! The world is full of so much "stuff" already; there's nothing saying that when you're done using it as it was originally intended that it can't be made into something entirely new. In fact, as long as the basic materials hold out, we can have all kinds of fun! ;) In the near future, I plan to provide tutorials and instruction on making new, useful, and aesthetically interesting items out of discarded things, and am also committed to continuing to push the envelope on developing new methods/techniques in sustainable production.
Currently, I am available to consider custom art requests, bulk orders of a particular item (pending materials availability), educational workshops in which participants can learn various skills related to making wearable items, and educational endeavors related to slow design, upcycling, whole product life cycle, and other concepts that drive Te De Sura's approach to product development and design. Please contact me, shop Te De Sura on Etsy, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, or subscribe to the Explore with Te De Sura blog. All kinds of interesting things happening and I'd love for you to be a part of them!
With my gratitude and all the best,