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Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax

Ah, it’s that time of year again: time to bring the pieces I make out of the studio, and meet my clients in person at shows, Coast to Coast.

This year, I will have 3 stops: Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. 

The CircleCraft Market in downtown Vancouver is one of my favourite events of the year. The event is excellently produced, and it is always a joy to see fellow crafters and chat with West Coast clients, and of course meet new ones. I’ve been here two days already;I got so busy making the work, I didn’t get around to telling you about it! This year, you will find me in booth #332.

Following that event, I particularly look forward to the opportunity of doing two trunk shows in Ontario for the first time. I am beyond thrilled to be sharing these with one of my biggest idols: Canadian jewellery great Janis Kerman. 

I only met Janis once, years ago, and was completely star struck. She has been making jewellery almost as long as I have been alive, and continues with relentless perseverance and complete elegance. Gallerist Noel Guyomarc’H recently wrote an entire book which journals her career.

The Ontario events, hosted by Gallery Gemma, will offer an intimate setting for these Pop Up Jewellery shows, “By The Power of 2 •  2 locations, 2 award winning artists, 2 dates

The Toronto Yorkville event will take place at the Liss Gallery, one of Canada’s top art galleries for collectible investment art, on Tuesday, November 14, from 10am until 6pm.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, we will be at Gallery Gemma Jewellery in Caledon Ontario, inside the award winning Alton Mill Art Centre, 10am to 5pm

I truly look forward to these events, and hope to see some of my Ontario clients in person, to show of some pieces with very special stones I have been making lately.

Following Toronto, I will of course see my Nova Scotia peeps at the annual Designer Craft Show at the Cunard Centre, November 17-19.

I also have a private event up my sleeve, for later in November. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for details.

Feeling Mighty

I am extremely delighted to return to Vancouver again this week for the wonderful and fantastic CircleCraft Market.

Being the feature artist for the show last year was completely delightful – it was amazing to see my work in giant size on the sides of busses and on posters all through the Vancouver transit system – Thank You again, CircleCraft, for this honour!

The subway ads were particularly stynning

Last year’s CircleCraft Show subway ads

 

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This 18k yellow gold Onefooter ring is set with a natural unheated sapphire

I was on the Canadian West Coast just a few months ago for the delightful Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  There was much interest there, particularly in my solid 18k gold work – I am extravagantly generous in using gold, and this refusal to hold back was much appreciated this summer. I will be bringing many such pieces with me, so come on over that bridge, WestVan, and see me downtown in the Convention Centre West.

Along with an extended offering of my usual lines, I am bringing some exciting new versions of my Onefooter Series. I have been experimenting with setting different shapes and colours of coloured gemstones, and I am completely tickled pink with the results.

Some of the new Onefooter rings with gemstones I will be bringing with me to CircleCraft (left to right): trillion cut garnet, princess cut pink sapphire, natural emerald, oval imperial topaz, and garnet baguette

Some of the new Onefooter rings with gemstones I will be bringing with me to CircleCraft (left to right): trillion cut garnet, princess cut pink sapphire, natural emerald, oval imperial topaz, and garnet baguette

Come see for yourself! Use promo code CCD when you buy tickets online ahead of the show here.    And definitely come early for the best selection!

Show Hours at Downtown’s Convention Centre West:

        Wednesday November 9th     10am – 9pm
        Thursday November 10th       10am – 9pm
        Friday November 11th              10am – 9pm
        Saturday November 12th        10am – 7pm
        Sunday November 13th            10am – 5pm

Then I get straight on a plane to take the red-eye home to Halifax, to get ready for the NSDCC Designer Craft Market at the Cunard Centre November 18-20. I love being able to stretch from Coast to Coast like that.
Makes me feel mighty  : )

Time Away

If my social media accounts have been quiet of late, and I have been slow to respond to e-mails, it is because I unplugged at a retreat centre for a while. I spent almost two weeks at wonderful Dorje Denma Ling in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

This rural retreat centre may be rustic, but it is also splendid!

This rural retreat centre may be rustic, but it is also splendid!

The retreat was attended by roughly 50 people from international destinations.

local powdered juniper is used as incense

local powdered juniper is used as incense

It is not fancy, but I love it there, and have been coming here for over twenty years.

An approaching storm made for a dramatic sky over the meditation pavillion

An approaching storm made for a dramatic sky over the meditation pavillion

The place is fairly small, but swells in the summer with larger programs

To create a space for the program's meals, a tent was erected on the lawn. The grass coming through the floorboards made endless fodder for the eye

To create a space for the program’s meals, a tent was erected on the lawn. The grass coming through the floorboards made endless fodder for the eye

Being on retreat opens the senses – everything becomes quite beautiful. Or maybe it always is, but we miss it in the speed of daily life.

One of the perks of rising with the sun is the amazing light of the earliest morning hours

One of the perks of rising with the sun is the amazing light of the earliest morning hours

Now I am renewed and ready for summer artisan shows on either Coast. First Halifax –

Downtown Halifax, across from Public Gardens, and free admission!

This annual show is in downtown Halifax, across from Public Gardens, and free admission!

and then the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver July 27 – August 7. See you there!

 

 

 

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