We have moved from our old work shop in an amazing old building that we loved, to the historical and sublimely pretty Monticello Arcade on 208 e. Plume Street in downtown Norfolk Virginia. We are so excited to be opening up a store front in this new location! Renovations are sweatily coming to an end, and we look forward to opening the shop soon. Keep posted for more info.
I was thinking back on my history with art and jewelry, my likes, dislikes and how they have changed, evolved, grown up and yet have stayed the same. While thinking back on my path to jewelry I was remembering my youth time favorites. Realizing my own creative narrative is a path I can detect now. Looking back as though the wind has just brushed away the leaves on an autumn's day stroll to reveal a worn path where I had just thought I had meandered threw the trees. Calder was one of my favorites in my teens, among Klimt, Mucha, Schiele, Klee, and Sonia Delaunay. I can see how this hopeful painter (me at 15) could be swayed to textiles and metals once given the knowledge and opportunity. I now remember making wantabe Calder copper wire sculptures and jewelry with gratitude.
A custom designed engagement ring. I love the process of making something unique and special for a couple in love. I always feel so honored to be involved in this special moment. Congratulations James and Amber!