The work of artist / owner Selen Bayrak is instantly recognizable by its striking, bold, tasteful design. Throughout her ever expanding pewter collection lies the spirit of an ancient time where metal smiths hammered their works out by hand, producing art fueled by artistic passion, yet tempered with soulful elegance. Many of her contemporary pieces reflect an abundance of earthy flavor, with textures inspired by the wonders of Mother Nature.
The growing company of Selen Design now includes a new collection, Urban Pewter, that emphasizes fashionable, yet easy-to-wear adornments targeted to the active young professional.Selen Design pieces start from sketches done by Selen in her New York studio, and are then sculpted in clay, and modeled in wax. Those that make the final cut are cast in bronze in New York City with the ancient lost-wax casting method. Once the master model is to Selen's liking, the master model is put in a rubber mold to be cast in pewter. Antiquing is the process that gives the raw pewter its distinguishing finish and texture. Although all Selen Design work starts as pewter, many pieces are selected for Byzantine style plating, 24-carat gold plate with no nickel content.