Faruk Kaiyum


Creative Workshop Faculty

Faruk Kaiyum

Faruk Kaiyum photo by Larry Merrill

Faruk Kaiyum has taught at the Creative Workshop since 2006. He is a patient instructor who believes in careful craftsmanship, safety first, and design that matches the person who made (or will wear) a piece of jewelry.

Faruk earned an MFA in metalsmithing at Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in general design from the State University College at Buffalo. He has over 33 years of experience as a jeweler. As owner, designer and operator of Kaiyum Gallery in Village Gate, he specializes in custom jewelry design and fabrication. Recently, Faruk was featured in an About Town magazine profile.

Artist photo by Larry Merrill.