Prem, an artisan from the ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Prem with his inquisitive son. A third generation silversmith, Prem learned the skills of the artisanal trade from his father years before.
Many buildings in Bhaktapur were devastated by the Gorkha earthquake.
An ancient city rich with heritage, Bhaktapur was unfortunately highly susceptible due to its many centennial historical buildings.
Workshop within a shophouse.
Life has resumed mostly back to normal now. Prem rents a shophouse where he works to forge his silver crafts, and which also doubles as a home for his family.
Prem uses 92.5 sterling silver to forge all of his artisanal products.
The Silversmithing Process.
Prem demonstrates the forging of a ring. The silver is initially heated up with a flame torch.
The sterling silver ring is forged.
After a tedious process of metalwork with hammering, texturing, and forging, and a lot of heat - Prem forged his first sterling silver ring for Artisan and Fox.
A loving family.
In Prem we saw an enterprising father who wished for the best for his wife and son.
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