Thursday, September 23, 2010

Liz Kain

Liz Kain is a Toronto jeweller that we have carried for a number of years. Liz works in sterling silver, often brushed, and frequently incorporates semi-precious stones into her work. Here are two of her necklaces and a whimsical sterling bracelet.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ivan Golletz

Ivan Golletz is one of Village Studios newest artisans. Shown here is Ivan's replica of a Steam Crank Slider Mechanism. The different woods Ivan has used make it an interesting table or desk piece on its own but by simply turning the handle, either way (which makes the crank move backwards and forwards), it becomes a fully working piece of art. The original mechanism would have been massively built in cast iron but this wonderful small wood version is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in mechanics.

Sandra Goss

Sandra Goss and her husband Andrew Goss are talented jewellers from Owen Sound Ontario. Here we are showing some of Sandra's newer pieces. The drop earrings are sterling silver and turquoise and the Koi Pins are enamels on copper. Each pin is approximately three inches long.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sarah Reesor

For many years Sarah Reesor has been known for her whimsical pins of birds, animals, angels and fish. This summer Sarah decided that she needed to explore other artistic pursuits and we are thrilled to have just received some of her new work. Each small square canvas has been worked "..... using a mixed media approach- many layers of paint, pen, pencil, pastel, charcoal, crayon, carbon paper, ink and so forth - this in combination with some fabric embedded into the layers ..... and a lot of gel medium which I think is what sometimes makes for the feeling of encaustic." There is of course still a whimsical side to the work, with little chairs and flowers floating in the landscapes each occupied with at least one large creature, reminiscent of those pins that made so many people smile for so many years.