Ploy Intha from Thailand
"My name is Ploy Intha. Although silversmithing is my passion, I have not always been a silversmith. When I was very young, I worked as a food seller with my sister. It was a hard job that paid very little money. One day my sister took another job. I could not manage working alone, on account of my leg. I have polio. I moved to northern Thailand about that time, and began looking for a job. I discovered that Northern Thailand is the birthplace of so many interesting handicrafts. I particularly loved the exceptional silver designs."