Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1pm – 5pm for a one day only Summer Bazaar at Sparks Gallery featuring new jewelry & small works by local artists. Just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping. Exclusive offers on delicious eats at Cafe Sevilla – our neighbors in the Gaslamp. Free event [...]
Symbiosis, my exhibition at Sparks Gallery, was a great way to bring many people together, a "symbiotic" intersection of artist and talents from many fields for a single purpose. One of my favorite moments was getting to know and collaborating with the models and helpers preparing for the opening night Spectacle! Here's my friend Abbie [...]
It has always been a great concern of mine to operate as Responsible a business in the jewelry industry as possible and fortunately many of the issues are now reaching consumers. A long time member of Ethical Metalsmiths, and now helping run it, this is one of the most effective ways to help improve the [...]
Looking back now at the exhibition: symbiosis, and the entire experience of such a great opportunity with Sparks Gallery in San Diego, these pictures and moments are some of the highlights! It was intended to be fun and unexpected, and here's some of the greatest reactions:
Wonder how to hammer form metal? This is a video of the in-gallery demonstration during the symbiosis show at Sparks Gallery, where attendees had a chance to try too! Full Video link here:
the Arts Education Council and the San Diego Museum of Art are hosting a fundraising private champagne tour of Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery on November 12. All interested sign up soon!
Reflecting on the incredible lead-up to our amazing opening night spectacle at Sparks Gallery, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who participated in every way! There’s no such thing as a “solo show,” really. So many people are involved in putting an exhibition event together, and this one was self-consciously symbiotic and collaborative! From [...]
Another example of 100% sustainable jewelry, this 16mm hammer textured pendant and chain are made of sterling silver from Certified Reclaimed suppliers features a natural silvery color diamond mined responsibly by Rio Tinto in Australia. These are popular for holidays and are available at Sparks Gallery, San Diego and Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma.
Another well cut, elegantly proportioned Fairtrade gem from my favorite colored stone provider Columbia Gem House. The cut was first developed by the Asscher brothers in Amsterdam, and much like round brilliants, the cut maximizes scintillation. Skillfully set in a tapered bezel, the nearly 3 ct amethyst hovers on a simple organically textured band. As always, [...]