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Fervour's Own is a collection of jewellery, for all genders,  designed and made in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Kiersten Holden-Ada.

Central to FOj's designs are explorations of multiplicity, experimentation, and the blurring of binaries.  Using combinations of textures, processes, and materials to reflect an embodiment of the in-between, Fervour's Own is a fusion of masculine & feminine, natural & constructed, precious & common, modest & bold, crude & refined.  A subversion of either/or.


Born and raised on the Manitoban prairies, Kiersten headed eastcoastward to study at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax from 2002-2009.

After studying jewellery design & metalsmithing at NSCAD, Kiersten took a break from the bench, to focus on larger-scale work with ceramics & audio installations.  These facets of their artistic practice lend to and inform the jewellery-based work to which they have returned through Fervour's Own; making smaller-scale sculpture for the body.

"With jewellery and adornment serving as a facet of self-expression---the means by which we present/perform our often varied, complex, and overlapping identities---I aim to make wearable pieces that might reflect some of the tension, contrast, and balance we all embody to some degree.  Adornment that is, in some small way, a declaration and celebration of the ways in which we each mix it up."