Somehow the winter has slipped by (mostly). It’s been a slow one, and yet we are rounding the corner to spring…Where have I been?!? Squirreling around in my home and neighborhood and studio—-working, little by little, on a slew of things in that way that makes real forward moving progress hard to see, what for the spreading out of efforts. Now the sun shines more, the light sticks around longer each evening, and things have grown and changed and are emerging. Slowly, like snails.
Speaking of snails…
I stumbled across this here ditty, while doing some internet research on African Land Snails after my daughter’s pet had a slew of babies earlier int he winter. This snail necklace is by London based jewellery designer Dominic Jones who has some interesting work, certainly worth taking a look at—often shiny and sharp. Here’s a few examples:
As for news, you can now find Fervour’s Own Jewellery in Ottawa at Jasmine Virani Studio Boutique. Here’s a pic of the lovely shop at 1282-A Wellington Street West. There is an impressive collection of great Canadian designers in there, so if you are in Ottawa certainly check it out.
And coming up in Halifax, on Saturday April 5th & Sunday April 6th, is the Halifax Crafters Spring Market. There are always so many incredibly talented folks at these shows, it is always worth stopping in. Great food and music too.
I will be there with some FOj, and am thrilled to be bringing with me some NEW WORK!!
I have been percolating on some new pieces for a good while now, and am excited to be getting them out of my head/hands and off the bench. The designs for this small collection have developed alongside contemplating, talking about, and reflecting on themes of trauma, healing, and self-preservation/self-protection. Thinking about the ways in which some of the things we carry with us and adorn ourselves with can relate to our own histories and sometimes serve as a form of armour as we move through and interact with the world. Gateways and Guards. Some sneak previews will be coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s a link to a short article that touches on the idea of fashion as armour, that was sent my way following a conversation about this new work.