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If you’re heading to the ACC Baltimore Craft Show later this week, don’t miss my booth, #327.

I hope to see you there.

The show opens to the public this Friday, February 24th, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Earlier this year I moved to a fabulous new studio in the Penn Quarter area and it’s finally time to show it off! Join me, Mimi Massé, Jamie Caplinger and Kurt Massé for a Winter Holiday Show this Sunday, December 4, from noon to 6 PM. We’ll have jewerly, sculpture, paintings and woodwork.

 

I’m getting ready to exhibit at the ACC Wholesale Show in Baltimore (Feb. 22-23). I’m hoping to find some new venues to sell my work. These are some of the pieces I’ll be showing, can’t wait!

If you’re attending the show, stop by and say hello. I’ll be at booth #3703.

analya@mac.com

Bird of the Month

I’m starting a new project, it’s called Bird of the Month.

Over the years I’ve made a good number of pieces shaped as birds, they are a constant source of amusement and inspiration. I have tons of bird-related sketches and ideas, so I’ve decided to do something with them: once a month, I’ll take time off from my usual work to make a bird.

Here’s the first one. It’s based on a sketch that I made maybe 16 years ago that I recently found between the pages of a book. Back then I still had not started making jewelry, it was actually a draft for a character in a short story for children that I wrote. When I saw it again, I realized that it should be turned into a ring.

Going through my old family photographs recently I saw a picture of me as a baby in my bedroom. In the background you can see the wallpaper which is filled with birds. Looking at it again, I can’t help but think that my thing with birds started back then.

A New Ring!

Artist’s Statement

My pieces reflect my attraction to an esthetic rooted in nature. The shapes I use in my work allow me to look into concepts I explore in my jewelry, like austerity, repetition and symmetry.

I’m trained as a journalist and after moving to the United States I worked as a correspondent for a Chilean daily for several years before deciding to work full time as a jeweler. My experience as a writer, however, still informs my approach to jewelry as a language that needs no words. Much more than adornment, it serves as a diary that documents meaningful events happening in my life and around me, an obsession with a shape, a material or a color that lingers.

Jewelry always carries a message and making jewelry mirrors writing a fictional story. Instead of words, I use metals, stones –materials- to write mine.

I remember sitting in the grass as a kid, digging in the dirt and looking for insects, marveling at the tiny details I’d find in them: an eye, an antenna, a set of miniature fuzzy legs. Making jewelry, exploring further into my fiction, often feels like a repetition of that childhood game: intense, lonely and gratifying.

Recent Work

Want to find out more?
e-mail me at analya@mac.com


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