i recently had a lovely visit with a few Saltspring Island women who run a shop on that island.....they spent some time in my studio picking out some items that they thought might go over well on their island....the shop is called "Old Salty".......if you are visiting Saltspring have a look...it's a great shop, right in the heritage Mouat's Trading Building......
wall gems various sizes
these are a few images of the variety of my pieces that they chose to display in their store.....
they also visited MoonShine Studio
......Laura Handford is an amazingly skilled silversmith, i love her designs!!......she referred me to Old Salty and suggested the ladies visit my studio! thanks Laura! she also referred them to other island silversmiths, which i think was very professional and generous of her.....
|wavy fish, various sizes|
the Old Salty ladies also visited
Nina Turzyn @ Paprika Design
.......her silver work is wonderful as well, and Laura and Nina's work is very distinct from each other.....and Maureen O'Conner @ Whalesong Studio
.....Maureen knits and makes glass beads and does silver work all extremely well.....and she is a nurse too!!!! and mom!!!! amazing.....
i intend to get to Saltspring and see Old Salty myself before long! Thank you Old Salty,
Mary Lou and friends for coming to visit!
Labels: gabriola island silversmiths, Gift shop on Saltspring, glass art, glass wall art, Old Salty