The Gua Sha tool is one of my most favorite tools that I carve from porcelain. It connects me to my mother and memories of finding her using this technique. It also fills me with pride to bring a bit of my asian heritage to this realm where porcelain was the traditional tool practiced with so long ago. Because of my ceramic chemistry knowledge, I adore the confidence that comes with creating a tool that can serve multiple purposes without fear of the usual porosity from natural stones. The new Beauty Spatula for using with the Clay Mask Bowl is my secret little pocket gua sha tool and works great for mixing clay masks AND as a charcuterie knife. Surprise!
As summer winds down, the new Fall collection is starting to populate the website. Always excited to launch something a bit fun and different, and it's a bonus when it can exist as two different earrings in one! These updated designs to the previous Navigation style are making my heart soar and causing some curious eyeball stares. Every time I point out that they can swivel, or be worn as separates... people double-take and grab to hold them closer. Take look for yourself. :)
Perhaps you spotted these at our show at the Bellevue Arts Museum Art Fair (BAM) -- While I have made a few for our local visitors here in Boston, now they're available online if they have been speaking to you from afar. I adore their elegant structure and pop of summer turquoise color. A natural patina for wearing out and perfect for warm summer evenings out.
Excited for our upcoming show in Baltimore at the American Craft Council show! In just one week, we'll have our porcelain jewelry and new pieces to show a crowd we have missed seeing since 2019. Now known as the American Craft Council Baltimore Marketplace, it is held inside of the Baltimore Convention Center. Come March 3 - 5th, the weekend will be filled with unique pieces crafted by professional creatives all across the country. It will be hard to get all of us under one roof again, but... we do try!
This has always been a happy event to attend where I can meet other fellow artisan friends and spend a bit of time with with my eyes up instead of my neck bent permanently at an angle while working on pieces. So, a bit of fun and healthy body relief! But as for new pieces? After the show, I'll have more new pieces up on the website to share.
Thrilled to be back at this ACC show. Looking forward to some of your new and ol' friendly faces! Always excited to share with you some of the new work that gets me up in the morning.