Dolhathai S. (Pooh)
Past Objects Art & Jewelry
2008, Dolhathai joined a team of historians and collectors that
dig for old glass in New York and other cities in the east. She
became inspired to make beautiful, carefully made jewelry from
objects found on those digs. Each piece is unique and comes with
a story from the original site where it was found.
What ignited the spark for turning these amazing finds into
All these artifacts were discarded and buried underground long
ago. They are all small pieces of history and all display the
beautiful craftsmanship from the old days. My interest is in preserving
them as special objects from the past, objects that people can
appreciate again indifferent forms. I enjoy this creative process.
What is your process in creating these pieces?
:I use shards and little fragments that look like they have the
potential to be restored. I clean and grind these pieces into
shape. I use durable materials, which I wrap around the pieces
and decorate them with antique findings. The whole process takes
some time. I then let the pieces sit overnight before I clean
them again for the final time and then put the pieces on chains.
Is there a piece that you are most proud of? If so, why? What
does it mean to you?
: Actually, every piece is a favorite because they are all one
of a kind design each piece carefully to match the history and
size of each piece. I also think about how all these artifacts
were used before by someone in their everyday life. They make
me feel as if I'm going back in time and it's very enjoyable
to make them into jewelry that people can appreciate now.
Whats your favorite part about having your own business?
:Total freedom of the creative process, the time spent working
on the pieces, being my own boss, the planning of building my
own business and managing my own lifestyle.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking
to take their passions and turn it into a business, what would
:The most important thing is one should really enjoy what one
does. When you make something with love, it will show in your
work. Also, be original and as creative as possible. Don't think
too big. Let it grow and develop little by little. And of course,
be patient. Don't give up and keep following your dreams. Be
positive and happy in what you do. Success comes from the good
energy inside of you.