Andri Martias of Indonesia began working with metal handicrafts when he was in college. 'I've been interested in metal handcrafts since I was in college, when a friend asked me to help their silver and brass workshop in Kota Gede. I was amazed and really inspired by the artisans' spirit and also the products they made. I learned from them and experimented with the techniques at home. I cannot remember how many times I failed when attempting to make a product for the first time. Failure and difficulties are our best teachers,' he recounts.