Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming: Connie Castellano

Coming right up is our May show, which features the incredible jewelry of local artist Connie Castellano.

City Lights

New Collection of Work by

Connie Castellano

May 7-30, 2010

Artist's Reception: First Friday, May 7th, 6-8 pm

Also Featured: Sale on Select Wearables, just in time for Mother's Day!

[Show Jewelry Excluded.]

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Extraordinary: Su Olsen's Jewelry

We are honored to have carried Su Olsen's exceptional jewelry here at the gallery for quite some time now, but only recently have we added her to our online web shop. If you love ancient beads coupled with beautiful metalwork, Su's designs come highly recommended.

She also makes beautiful contemporary-look earrings and necklaces in reticulated sterling silver and copper, stretching her considerable talents down new pathways. We'll be putting examples of those in the web shop shortly.
Here are a few items we love to show off:

Silver, Sherpa Coral and Glass Necklace.
Yemeni beads of black coral embellished with silver, 1800s, and silver beads, 1800s; sherpa coral; coco disks and sand-cast glass beads from West Africa; Lohan carved beads from Asia, representing the guardians of Buddhism; pre-1700s Persian spindle whorls; and Su’s signature hand-fabricated sterling silver clasp.

Sherpa Coral, Black Coral and Silver Earrings.

Su has combined Sherpa coral glass beads from the Himalayas (1700s) with very rare black coral embedded with silver in Yemen (1800s); old silver beads from India; woven disks of fine silver from the Hill Tribes of the Golden Triangle; and hand-fabricated sterling silver.

Sherpa Coral and Silver Earrings.
Sherpa coral glass beads from the Himalayas (1700s); small black Peking glass from the Hill Tribes of the Golden Triangle; silver beads from India; hard-carved stone beads from China; and hand-fabricated sterling silver.

For further information on these and other pieces, please visit the Jewelry Section in our online shop.

Web Site Changes

A note to everyone who is a "regular" here on the blog or at our web site:

We're doing some work on the main areas of the site to revamp and improve our service. Please bear with us!

April Show: Spring Fiber Collection

It is truly amazing to contemplate that our last post was in December of last year, and we've been so busy that here we are talking about April!

This month we showcase the extraordinary designs of textile artists Maggy Pavlou, Britt Rynearson, Joyce Wilkerson, and Arlene Wohl. Britt Rynearson is a Bainbridge Island native and is currently featured in Ornament Magazine. The gallery’s upcoming show features her sculptural silk shibori scarves and shawls as well as a new line of long vests and shibori silk tops. As noted in Ornament, "it is tempting to think of Rynearson as a sculptor whose medium is silk."
We also carry the work of these exceptional artists in our web shop. Please stop in for a visit - there are many treats to be found!