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    Camp! Zula
    Cockle of My Heart Ring layers these materials: bronze, acrylic, wig hair, carved and dyed quartz, and opalescent beads into perfect proportions. Measuring at 4 L x 4 W x 35 cm H and made in 2021.
    Cockle of My Heart Ring layers these materials: bronze, acrylic, wig hair, carved and dyed quartz, and opalescent beads into perfect proportions. Measuring at 4 L x 4 W x 35 cm H and made in 2021.
    Cockle of My Heart Ring layers these materials: bronze, acrylic, wig hair, carved and dyed quartz, and opalescent beads into perfect proportions. Measuring at 4 L x 4 W x 35 cm H and made in 2021.

    Camp! Zula

    Regular price $2,200.00
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    Cockle of My Heart

    Bronze, acrylic, wig hair, carved and dyed quartz, and opalescent beads, 4 L x 4 W x 35 cm H, 2021.  Size 10.25

    Part of the Creative Juices Collection, inspired by queer culture, visionary art, and Taoist sexual philosophy.  

    I’m bringing the subject matter of sexual organs normally left in the dark- asking if we can we bring them out into the light? This playful rocket of sparkle + iridescence brings the idea of wearing your heart on your sleeve and your hard on, well, on your finger.

    I see genitalia as magical, beautiful, with so much more to discover.

    I open the conversation for us to see the beautiful, glistening intimate part of ourselves. These Creative Juices can point to deeper conversations for growth and knowledge around our inner most selves + sexuality.

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    Flower Garden 1 Ring hand-crafted in enamels, silver (999), (925), 24K gold foil, 18K gold and Orange Sapphires. This fine ring measures 1.5 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2019.
    Flower Garden 1 Ring hand-crafted in enamels, silver (999), (925), 24K gold foil, 18K gold and Orange Sapphires. This fine ring measures 1.5 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2019.

    Camp! Gayane Avetisyan

    Regular price $1,600.00
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    Flower Garden 1

    Hand-crafted in enamels, silver (999), (925), 24K gold foil,  and Orange Sapphires set in18K gold, this fine ring measures 1.5 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2019.   Size 7

    I use a combination of traditional and alternative enamelling techniques to express my perspectives on our contemporary life. Enamelling has become my preferred form of expression, combining elements and approaches from a succession of art media that I have practiced throughout my creative life.

    I find myself completely absorbed by the successive transformation of my enamel pieces, each step and firing marked by a tweak of the ‘unexpected’ hue or shade. The process itself, whether laying down the cloisonné wires or waiting in front of the kiln, allows me to meditate and connect with a certain alchemic magic. I strive to achieve a finish that allows my colours, shades and foil to play with the light, and provide a tactile feel that is unique to this form of jewelry. 

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    Briller en société Ring in sterling silver, porcelain, gold luster, faience and myrrh. The piece measures 4 L X 4 W X 42 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Briller en société Ring in sterling silver, porcelain, gold luster, faience and myrrh. The piece measures 4 L X 4 W X 42 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Briller en société Ring in sterling silver, porcelain, gold luster, faience and myrrh. The piece measures 4 L X 4 W X 42 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Catherine Granche

    Regular price $1,600.00
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    Briller en société Ring 

    Sterling silver, porcelain, gold luster, faience and myrrh,  4 L X 4 W X 42 H cm, 2021. 

    Size 7.75  To be worn with love and care, perhaps more so as a pendant.

    Granche’s work focuses on the collecting and conservation of organic elements in order to transform them into jewelry. Collected during her walks in nature or during her daily activities, each element acts as a reflection of an intimate moment, and is thus treated as an artifact. Fascinated by each fruit's formal qualities as well as its ethnobotanical history, she observes their morphological changes, from the seed to the mature fruit.

    Her reflection on food has introduced into her practice new interests for culture, nutrition, and notions of consumption and responsibility in the face of several challenges in our society: health, social dictates and pressures, over-consumption, pollution, and the hegemony of the food and pharmaceutical industries. These are issues that we are confronted with on a daily basis and which define us culturally through the choices we make. In the same way that one' s choice to wear jewelry is a definition of one' s identity and cultural belonging.

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    Oscillation Ring in sterling Silver, 14k Yellow Gold, Fresh Water Pearls, Sky Blue Topaz, Pink Topaz, Citrines. This ring measures 4.8 x 1 x 7.7 cm and was created in 2021.
    Oscillation Ring in sterling Silver, 14k Yellow Gold, Fresh Water Pearls, Sky Blue Topaz, Pink Topaz, Citrines. This ring measures 4.8 x 1 x 7.7 cm and was created in 2021.
    Oscillation Ring in sterling Silver, 14k Yellow Gold, Fresh Water Pearls, Sky Blue Topaz, Pink Topaz, Citrines. This ring measures 4.8 x 1 x 7.7 cm and was created in 2021.

    Camp! Berkeley Brown

    Regular price $1,500.00
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    Oscillation Ring 

    Hinged to hold different positions, this sterling silver ring is speckled with fresh water pearls, sky blue and pink topaz, and citrines set in 14k yellow gold. It measures 4.8 x 1 x 7.7 cm and was created in 2021.  To be worn with love and care.

    Beginning with my natural impulse to embrace movement and interaction in my jewellery design, I took this call as an opportunity to exaggerate that impulse and follow my heart. Oscillating between my desire for small scale precision and joyful exuberance, I was drawn to a colourful combination of gemstones, large pearls and a multidimensional structure. Oscillation Ring is hinged in such a way that it both holds its shape and can be moved into different configurations by the wearer.

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    Santa Catalina Ring playfully incorporates sterling silver, freshwater pearls and flock. The piece measures 3 L x 2.8 W x 4 cm H and was made in 2021.
    Santa Catalina Ring playfully incorporates sterling silver, freshwater pearls and flock. The piece measures 3 L x 2.8 W x 4 cm H and was made in 2021.
    Santa Catalina Ring playfully incorporates sterling silver, freshwater pearls and flock. The piece measures 3 L x 2.8 W x 4 cm H and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Violeta Izquierdo

    Regular price $1,460.00
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    Santa Catalina

    Sterling silver, freshwater pearls and flock, 3 L x 2.8 W x 4 cm H, 2021.  Size 6.75

    My work is entrenched with the nostalgia of being home in Colombia.  Inspired by my childhood fascination with catholic iconography and the extravagant and colourful churches and shrines that are found in every corner of the country. These symbols of worship I see more as representations of history and craftsmanship and have inspired me to create these rings.

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    Spirillum Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 5 L x 2 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020.

    Camp! Paul McClure

    Regular price $1,400.00
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    Spirillum Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 5 L x 2 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020. 

    My Slice rings are as Camp as Contemporary Art Jewellery itself: non-gendered, beefed up, seriously playful, and imbued with a touch of irreverence. To borrow from queer theorist Richard Dyer, these rings couldn’t look better than worn upon a “clenched fist on a limp wrist”.

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    Cocci Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 5 L x 2 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020.

    Camp! Paul McClure

    Regular price $1,400.00
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    Cocci Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 5 L x 2 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020. 

    My Slice rings are as Camp as Contemporary Art Jewellery itself: non-gendered, beefed up, seriously playful, and imbued with a touch of irreverence. To borrow from queer theorist Richard Dyer, these rings couldn’t look better than worn upon a “clenched fist on a limp wrist”.

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    Nucleus Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 4 L x 2.5 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020.

    Camp! Paul McClure

    Regular price $1,400.00
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    Nucleus Slice Ring created with laser sintered and fabricated silver. The piece measures 4 L x 2.5 W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2020. 

    My Slice rings are as Camp as Contemporary Art Jewellery itself: non-gendered, beefed up, seriously playful, and imbued with a touch of irreverence. To borrow from queer theorist Richard Dyer, these rings couldn’t look better than worn upon a “clenched fist on a limp wrist”.

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    Camp! Nicolas Rosin
    Camp! Nicolas Rosin
    Camp! Nicolas Rosin
    Camp! Nicolas Rosin

    Camp! Nicolas Rosin

    Regular price $1,381.38
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    Fucking in Tents Ring

    Sterling silver with 14 karat yellow gold, garnet and patina. The ring measures 2.15 x 2.15 x 3.6 cm and is a size 7.5. Made in 2021.  Size 7.5

    I’m really showing off my wild side with this ring… When it comes to Camp, I’m reminded of the playful and intense, while also reminded of getting playful in tents. The insatiable play on words for the play in woods of Fucking in Tents had to be satisfied. So, I whipped out my favourite techniques and went over the top to couple the pair and embrace the lust to perform for my cheeky ideals of Camp. This hand engraved, embossed, scored, bent, fused, set, hinged, and riveted spectacle spins and rocks in sterling silver and 14 karat gold.

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    Bottoms Up! Ring in sterling silver, martini glass and wool felt coaster.  The ring and glass measure 12.3 L x 12.3 W x 28 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Bottoms Up! Ring in sterling silver, martini glass and wool felt coaster.  The ring and glass measure 12.3 L x 12.3 W x 28 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Bottoms Up! Ring in sterling silver, martini glass and wool felt coaster.  The ring and glass measure 12.3 L x 12.3 W x 28 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Carmel Boerner

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    Bottoms Up!

    A sterling silver martini glass with its wool felt coaster. Sashay through a crowd, martini glass held aloft, revealing a Schiaparelli pink coaster and silver leopard skin. The ring and glass measure 12.3 L x 12.3 W x 28 H cm and was made in 2021.   Size 6.5

    “Glamping” and “Bottoms Up!” revel in Camp, inciting irrepressible joy. Cocktail rings were once defiant, emerging during Prohibition, when a woman raised a ring-festooned hand audaciously requesting an illicit alcoholic drink. They also symbolized women’s emancipation during the 1920s, a time of female rebellion and increasing independence.

    These rings salute insurrection and invite play. They are a spectacle, flamboyant and fabulous, fiercely opposing the boring, the bland and the banal. These rings ignite performance, and inspire movement.

    The wearer of “Bottoms Up!” sashaying through a crowd, martini brazenly held aloft, revealing Camp’s beloved Schiaparelli pink and silver leopard skin. The ring flirts with Sontag’s definition, “style at the expense of content”, the tottering glass representing the irony of artifice.

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    Medieval Lace Amethyst Ring in sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and African amethyst. The ring measures 2.5 L x 2.5 W x 37 H cm and was created in 2020.

    Camp! Beth M. Biggs

    Regular price $950.00
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     Medieval Lace Amethyst Ring in sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and African amethyst. The ring measures 2.5 L x 2.5 W x 37 H cm and was created in 2020.   Size 7

    The Medieval Lace series draws from the rich metalworking history of the period. Maille (chainmail) is one of the earliest forms of armour used as protection in battle. Although maille predates the Medieval Period and is found over a vast geographical area, it generally conjures up images associated with masculinity: knight and kings fighting in gruesome battles. Here, I have taken the concept of maille as protection and created feminine lacy jewellery. These pieces are intended to simultaneously empower and protect the wearer.

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    Lost and Found: Yoho Valley Ring in steel, silver solder, cotton and acrylic paint. This unique ring measures 9 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 8.5 cm H and was made in 2019.
    Lost and Found: Yoho Valley Ring in steel, silver solder, cotton and acrylic paint. This unique ring measures 9 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 8.5 cm H and was made in 2019.

    Camp! Jamie Kroeger

    Regular price $900.00
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    Lost and Found: Yoho Valley Ring 

    This unique ring of steel, silver solder, cotton and acrylic paint measures 9 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 8.5 cm H and was made in 2019.  Size 7 and 8  To be worn with love and care.

    Lost and Found relates to the love/hate relationships that exist between humans and the outdoors. This relationship takes time and patience, appreciating the repetitive and experience to trust the intuitive. When developing these skills and when faced with challenge, we seek comfort in the artificial and human established signs: often a flash of bright paint on a rock or a plastic placard nailed to a tree. Indicating that another human has been there at another time, we find temporary comfort in these artificial and obnoxious elements. This series of rings is an object based narrative of the many times I’ve been temporarily misplaced in the mountains.

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    Renaissance Dreams Ring in sterling Silver, brass, fabric, felt and recycled feathers. The piece measures 14 L x 6.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Renaissance Dreams Ring in sterling Silver, brass, fabric, felt and recycled feathers. The piece measures 14 L x 6.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Renaissance Dreams Ring in sterling Silver, brass, fabric, felt and recycled feathers. The piece measures 14 L x 6.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Jessica Dawe

    Regular price $850.00
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    Renaissance Dreams Ring 

    Sterling Silver, brass, fabric, felt and recycled feathers, 14 L x 6.5 W x 6.5 H cm, 2021. Size 6.75  

    Evocative of Renaissance clothing and furniture, this ring allows you to bring your pillows of dreams with you and change them according to your mood. The pillows and top are interchangeable. 

    I am a collector, I am obsessed with color, and infinite possibilities inspire me. I like finding forgotten or lost objects (a rusted piece of metal, a doll’s shoe) and giving them new meaning, new life. I believe different materials give depth to a piece. The creative process allows me to put all these things together.

    Being raised in Mexico I grew up with stereotypes and defined roles that marked my childhood. I sometimes feel stuck in tradition and jewelry gives me the window to escape. A window of possibility that allows me to push the boundaries of tradition by combining precious metals with other materials thus giving a new perspective to jewelry. We all have our own perception of beauty. I like to incite the viewer to question their perception of beauty through my art.

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    These floral brass knuckles are hand-formed from coloured porcelain. They measure 7 L x 5.5 W x 9 H cm and were made in 2021.
    These floral brass knuckles are hand-formed from coloured porcelain. They measure 7 L x 5.5 W x 9 H cm and were made in 2021.
    These floral brass knuckles are hand-formed from coloured porcelain. They measure 7 L x 5.5 W x 9 H cm and were made in 2021.
    These floral brass knuckles are hand-formed from coloured porcelain. They measure 7 L x 5.5 W x 9 H cm and were made in 2021.

    Camp! Kathy Ouellette

    Regular price $800.00
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    Floral brass knuckles.  Hand-formed from coloured porcelain, they measure 7 L x 5.5 W x 9 H cm and were made in 2021. 

    Kathy Ouellette graduated from Visual Arts at University Laval and from the Maison des Métiers d’Art de Québec, in the ceramic department. She works with ceramics in a versatile way. She has exhibited in various solos and collectives in Quebec and abroad, notably in Belgium and South Korea. With more than 20 years of expertise in ceramics, she is developing new series on the object in relation to the body.

    This series of rings was created to be playful, dramatic and romantic.
    The extravagant shapes and swirls are reminiscent of baroque design, merging leaves, flowers and arabesques. Each ring is built as a small sculpture.

    Kathy also enjoys playing with the contrast of a soft material that will become hard as stone. The search of contrast between the opulence of the shapes and the sobriety of the colour drives the artist. The concept suggests gold and brilliance, but in the end and by taste for paradox, the artist translates opulence and theatricality through matte and charred textures.

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    Rainbow Fleur-de-Lys Ring in sterling silver and thread. The ring measures 9.5 L x 9.5 W x 4.2 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Rainbow Fleur-de-Lys Ring in sterling silver and thread. The ring measures 9.5 L x 9.5 W x 4.2 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Rainbow Fleur-de-Lys Ring in sterling silver and thread. The ring measures 9.5 L x 9.5 W x 4.2 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Jessica Dawe

    Regular price $750.00
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    Rainbow Fleur-de-Lys Ring 

    Sterling silver and thread, 9.5 L x 9.5 W x 4.2 H cm, 2021.  Size 7 

    Allow your full Rainbow light to shine through. The Rainbow Fleur-de-Lys ring is a reminder of the full spectrum of light within each one of us. 

    I am a collector, I am obsessed with color, and infinite possibilities inspire me. I like finding forgotten or lost objects (a rusted piece of metal, a doll’s shoe) and giving them new meaning, new life. I believe different materials give depth to a piece. The creative process allows me to put all these things together.

    Being raised in Mexico I grew up with stereotypes and defined roles that marked my childhood. I sometimes feel stuck in tradition and jewelry gives me the window to escape. A window of possibility that allows me to push the boundaries of tradition by combining precious metals with other materials thus giving a new perspective to jewelry. We all have our own perception of beauty. I like to incite the viewer to question their perception of beauty through my art.

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    The Flamingo Fandango Ring is made from sterling silver, 14k Yellow gold, pink  cubic zirconia, white cubic zirconias, blush pearl and a lace texture. The fabulous piece measures 5 cm L x 2 cm W x 4.5 cm H Ring size 7 - 8 1/2 and was made in 2021.
    The Flamingo Fandango Ring is made from sterling silver, 14k Yellow gold, pink  cubic zirconia, white cubic zirconias, blush pearl and a lace texture. The fabulous piece measures 5 cm L x 2 cm W x 4.5 cm H Ring size 7 - 8 1/2 and was made in 2021.
    The Flamingo Fandango Ring is made from sterling silver, 14k Yellow gold, pink  cubic zirconia, white cubic zirconias, blush pearl and a lace texture. The fabulous piece measures 5 cm L x 2 cm W x 4.5 cm H Ring size 7 - 8 1/2 and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Tori Poynton

    Regular price $750.00
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    The Flamingo Fandango

    Sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, pink  cubic zirconia, white cubic zirconias, blush pearl and a lace texture, 5 cm L x 2 cm W x 4.5 cm H, 2021.  Size 7-8.5

    A frivolous flamingo was the initial muse for this ring—pink, feathered and high-flown. With theatrical baroque curves accented with artificial sparkle - Is it a diamond? Is it a pink sapphire? This cocktail ring is fabricated with traditional fine jewellery techniques and set with synthetic gemstones. 

     Covering two fingers, Flamingo Fandango audaciously adds character and grandiloquent flare to the wearer. This ring is reminiscent of the theatrical dance “Fandango”, and its namesake pink colour. While not being worn, the ring makes for an elaborate sculpture on your dresser, getting ready for your next exceptional event. The intricate detailing on the extravagant scrolls derives from pressing lace into silver, representing the delicately textured feathers of the flamingo.

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    Strutting Their Stuff ring is made from silk cocoons, sterling silver, paint, oil stick, feathers and gold leaf. The ring measures 15 x 22 x 16 cm and was made in 2020.
    Strutting Their Stuff ring is made from silk cocoons, sterling silver, paint, oil stick, feathers and gold leaf. The ring measures 15 x 22 x 16 cm and was made in 2020.

    Camp! Barbara Cohen

    Regular price $700.00
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    Strutting Their Stuff 
    Made from silk cocoons, sterling silver, paint, oil stick, feathers and gold leaf, this ring measures 15 x 22 x 16 cm and was made in 2020. To be worn with love and care.

     

    Creating jewelry offers an intimacy and commitment to refinement that speaks to my sensibilities. Whether with intent or not, one’s art is autobiographical expression.

    My formal artistic biography began in 1973 at Sheridan College School of Design in Ontario where I majored in textiles. The transition from sculptural textiles to body ornament was a logical development which represents a distillation of artistic focus.

    The materials that I find and am drawn to are most often the inspiration for my creations. The cocoons and feathers in my ‘Camp’ rings reference my background in textiles. Using materials out of context is a consistent aspect of my work giving them an ambiguity that draws the viewer’s attention, questions preconceived notions of value and suggests new meaning. As with all the material I have used, their possibilities continue to unfold and reveal themselves to me.

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    Threesome ring created from cocoons, sterling silver, paint, feathers and glass beads. The ring measure 6 L x 14 W x 12 H cm and was made in 2020.
    Threesome ring created from cocoons, sterling silver, paint, feathers and glass beads. The ring measure 6 L x 14 W x 12 H cm and was made in 2020.
    Threesome ring created from cocoons, sterling silver, paint, feathers and glass beads. The ring measure 6 L x 14 W x 12 H cm and was made in 2020.

    Camp! Barbara Cohen

    Regular price $680.00
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    Threesome. This ring was created from cocoons, sterling silver, paint, feathers and glass beads. It measures 6 L x 14 W x 12 H cm and was made in 2020. To be worn with love and care.

    Creating jewelry offers an intimacy and commitment to refinement that speaks to my sensibilities. Whether with intent or not, one’s art is autobiographical expression.

    My formal artistic biography began in 1973 at Sheridan College School of Design in Ontario where I majored in textiles. The transition from sculptural textiles to body ornament was a logical development which represents a distillation of artistic focus.

    The materials that I find and am drawn to are most often the inspiration for my creations. The cocoons and feathers in my ‘Camp’ rings reference my background in textiles. Using materials out of context is a consistent aspect of my work giving them an ambiguity that draws the viewer’s attention, questions preconceived notions of value and suggests new meaning. As with all the material I have used, their possibilities continue to unfold and reveal themselves to me.

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    Self-Indulgent Ring in polymer clay, glass, cubic zirconia, fine silver and powder coated copper. It measures 12 L x 4 W x 3 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Self-Indulgent Ring in polymer clay, glass, cubic zirconia, fine silver and powder coated copper. It measures 12 L x 4 W x 3 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Emily Blair Wareham

    Regular price $650.00
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    Self-Indulgent Ring in polymer clay, glass, cubic zirconia, fine silver and powder coated copper. It measures 12 L x 4 W x 3 H cm and was made in 2021.  Size 7 and 6  To be worn with love and care.

    “One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.”  Susan Sontag

    Self-Indulgent is an exercise in material exploration and form, breaking free of the confinement of any boundaries or rules: the type of boundaries we put on ourselves that only hold us back. 

    I dethrone the seriousness by injecting colour into this ring with a guava link shank and a large cobalt blue piece of glass cut like a gemstone. The exaggerated mass, built with hundreds of shell like-pieces of polymer clay, sprawls across the fingers, floating by like a cloud.

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    Et tu Brute, or the Finger Ring in Scotch elm, sterling silver, reproduction of ancient Roman coin depicting Brutus, mother of pearl, cubic zirconia and Afgani goat fur. This ring measures 7 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2021.
    Et tu Brute, or the Finger Ring in Scotch elm, sterling silver, reproduction of ancient Roman coin depicting Brutus, mother of pearl, cubic zirconia and Afgani goat fur. This ring measures 7 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2021.
    Et tu Brute, or the Finger Ring in Scotch elm, sterling silver, reproduction of ancient Roman coin depicting Brutus, mother of pearl, cubic zirconia and Afgani goat fur. This ring measures 7 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2021.
    Et tu Brute, or the Finger Ring in Scotch elm, sterling silver, reproduction of ancient Roman coin depicting Brutus, mother of pearl, cubic zirconia and Afgani goat fur. This ring measures 7 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Chris Shute

    Regular price $650.00
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    Et tu Brute, or the Finger Ring in Scotch elm, sterling silver, reproduction of ancient Roman coin depicting Brutus, mother of pearl, cubic zirconia and Afghani goat fur. This ring measures 7 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H and was made in 2021.   Size 6.5-7  To be cautiously worn with love and care.

    Making custom jewellery can be stressful at times, so sometimes a boy just wants to have fun. 

    This is a result of that. All the bits and bobs used were lying around. The finger I carved from a branch blown to my door step.  The silver was all pulled from my scrap bucket. Throw in a CZ, some fur, mother of pearl, mixed together with solder and krazy glue, and voila! 

    The result is gaudy, humourous, and I'm sure a bit shocking to the more sedate members of our society, and ironic from the point of view of Caesar, who was being stabbed to death at the time when he uttered the now famous line "et tu Brute", or as I like to translate it "up yours Brutus!".

    To think that he brought up the brat and raised him as his own... I mean the audacity of the little S-camp!

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    Rose Rock Ring created in sterling silver and calcite.
    Rose Rock Ring created in sterling silver and calcite.
    Rose Rock Ring created in sterling silver and calcite.

    Camp! Allyson Simmie

    Regular price $650.00
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    Rose Rock Ring

    Calcite set on sterling silver. This 65 million year old stone was found on Ellesmere Island in the far North of Nunavut. The ring measures 4.5cm L x 5cm W x 6cm H. To be worn with love and care.

    The reward is in the act of observing. Stone colours, textures, the shape of leaves, the ebb and flow of the sea, the changing seasons - all of these things continue to inspire my work. A gesture of thanks and appreciation.

    At first it was a technical challenge - to really learn to see the natural world and to develop techniques to capture a sense of it in metal. But as time has passed I am now realizing another purpose: Connection. People connecting to place, places connected to each other, and our shared connection to the world around us.

    “The moon casts 3 shadows, you know.”

    One of my students said that to me almost 20 years ago. I am still thinking about it. 

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    Without Pretension 2 Ring crafted from sterling silver, smoked quartz, citrine and topaz. This piece measures 4 L x 3.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Without Pretension 2 Ring crafted from sterling silver, smoked quartz, citrine and topaz. This piece measures 4 L x 3.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Without Pretension 2 Ring crafted from sterling silver, smoked quartz, citrine and topaz. This piece measures 4 L x 3.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Kim Paquet

    Regular price $640.00
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    Without Pretension 2 

    Ring crafted from sterling silver, smoked quartz, citrine and topaz. This piece measures 4 L x 3.5 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2021.   Size 7-9.5

    Camp, once a manifestation of power and protest is now merely decorative accoutrements. In the capitalist environment of constant consumption, Camp rediscovers the rubbish of history, bringing back objects considered nonsense or bad taste. It first resisted definition because it could only exist in a debate between the rich, the powerful, and the beautiful – and the marginalized oppressed. When Camp enters the mainstream in such a fashion at the Met Gala in 2018, it disconnected the aesthetic style from the power it engaged. Those marginalized can no longer use Camp as a means of restoring their autonomy in society.

    I moulded and replicated a plastic chain imitation link. These components refer to the Pop culture and the taste for groovy accessories. Referring to my own making process, I created the rings following the material’s reactions. The contrast between the silver roughness and the gemstone preciousness suggests the conversation between the powerful and the marginalized oppressed.

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    Junkyard Galileo Ring created in sterling silver, acrylic, tail lights, cutlery handles, and mother of pearl. The ring measures 7 L x 7 W x 4 H cm and was made in 2021.
    Camp! Lindsay MacDonald
    Junkyard Galileo Ring created in sterling silver, acrylic, tail lights, cutlery handles,  and mother of pearl. The ring measures 7 L x 7 W x 4 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $600.00
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    Junkyard Galileo Ring

    A salvaged tail light above a mother of pearl base is surrounded by cutlery handle and acrylic elements and set in sterling silver. The ring measures 7 L x 7 W x 4 H cm and was made in 2021.  Size 8

    For the Co-Adorn members exhibition Camp, I have used a combination of salvaged and new materials to invoke a junkyard dreamer. I refer to a navigational device for an imagined landscape, resplendent with treasures for this imagined inventor who wanders there.

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    Light Keeper Duo Ring created in sterling silver, mother of pearl, salvaged tail lights and acrylic. The ring measures 9 L x 2.5 W x 2.75 H cm and was made in 2021.

    Camp! Lindsay MacDonald

    Regular price $600.00
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    Light Keeper Duo Ring

    Salvaged tail lights illuminate and magnify the mother of pearl underneath. Set in sterling silver with acrylic. The ring measures 9 L x 2.5 W x 2.75 H cm and was made in 2021.  Size 7

    For the Co-Adorn members exhibition Camp, I have used a combination of salvaged and new materials to invoke a junkyard dreamer. I refer to a navigational device for an imagined landscape,  resplendent with treasures for this imagined inventor who wanders there.

    Return to Camp!

    Click here to view more work by this artist.

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