Jewelry Designers get to spend the winter trying new things at the work bench. For me my heart jumps straight to enameling. I've been experimenting with new colours and new shapes. Here are a couple of photos taken at my bench. I'm not sure what all of these pieces will become yet...
I've been playing with some new shapes in the studio. I've been very inspired by my summer of container gardening in Vancouver and my jewelry designs and my photos have been filled with flowers.
I had the pleasure of teaching my first enamelling class last week! Teaching is something that has been on my to-do list for a couple of years now and I finally had the right opportunity to try it out. I had the honour of teaching a pretty amazing woman, Salem has a business in Ethiopia called Salem's Designs. She employ's other artisans who make jewellery, textiles, pottery, and basketry. She has a large space in Addis Ababa where people can go and watch the artists work and also purchase one of the beautiful pieces. Salem is invested in the art of handmade and in offering skill teaching and employment to artisans in Ethiopia. She's pretty inspiring to talk to and caught on to the enamelling techniques really quickly. Below is a photo of the pieces she made with me.
If you are interested in learning some enamel tricks with me please send me a message info at pkkdesign dot com and I can let you know more details.
I will slowly be sharing photos here from the exhibition of one-of-a-kind rings that we had in June at Visual Space Gallery. The pieces made for the exhibition were just amazing!
I'm in the process of re-vamping this website! Which means I've been spending a lot of time behind the scenes staring at my computer screen at various shades of blue!
The updated site is almost ready and until it is, here are some pretty pictures of new pieces:
This is my crunch time, the time of year when I spend many hours in my studio making new work to send to all of the amazing shops that carry my jewelry, to show during the Eastside Culture Crawl and new for me this year is to show at the West Vancouver Great Stuff exhibition. Here are some of the pieces I've been working on......