CAMP! A SPECTACLE OF RINGS

Co-Adorn Art Jewellery Society invites you to celebrate its fifth annual members' exhibition, Camp: A Spectacle of Rings. June 5-5, 2021What better way to celebrate than to show off your best cocktail rings! This year, Co-Adorn asks the seriously playful artist to respond to the theme, Camp.

Reaffirmed by theatrical subculture, and historically present in the exaggerated elegance of Baroque Art, 'Camp’ provokes an innovation of aesthetic values; celebrating obscure, unreasonable, artificial and emotionally calculated style.- Meris Mosher, Co-Adorn

What is camp? Camp is a cultural trope, a specific aesthetic style. Camp celebrates the obscure, the unreasonable. Camp provokes innovation.

Camp! is organized into two categories: Functional and Sculptural

Functional
Wear jewellery for the world you want to live in

Sculptural

Some of these rings wink at the reference of ring wearing.

Some are sculptural, with the
possibility of limited wear expanding their territory.

And some are wearable but require your attention...as well as demanding it!

CAMP! Functional

A playful ring made from last night's dinner, this blue triumph is created from resin, ovine bone, silver, synthetic sapphire, gold and polymer. The piece measures 6 L x 6 W x 6 H cm.
A playful ring made from last night's dinner, this blue triumph is created from resin, ovine bone, silver, synthetic sapphire, gold and polymer. The piece measures 6 L x 6 W x 6 H cm.
A playful ring made from last night's dinner, this blue triumph is created from resin, ovine bone, silver, synthetic sapphire, gold and polymer. The piece measures 6 L x 6 W x 6 H cm.

Camp! Chantel Gushue

Normaler Preis $450.00
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Blue.  A playful ring made from last night's dinner, this blue triumph is created from resin, ovine bone, silver, synthetic sapphire, gold and polymer. The piece measures 6 L x 6 W x 6 H cm.  Size 7.75  To be worn with love and care.

The notion of Camp is intimately entwined with aesthetics. Challenging ideas of beauty, these pieces play with colour and artificial materials in an attempt to elevate last night’s leftovers to high jewellery. To create these two rings, natural ovine bones are painted, embedded in candy-coloured plastics, accented with synthetic gemstones and gold-coloured glass beads to be worn during the Camp high-holiday: cocktail hour.

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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

Normaler Preis $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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1992B Ring is a playful mix of sterling sliver, lab created stone, glitter and resin. The piece measures 2.5 L x 2.2 W x 2.6 H cm and was made in 2021.

Camp! Meris Mosher

Normaler Preis $400.00
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1992B Ring 

A playful mix of sterling sliver, lab created stone, glitter and resin. The piece measures 2.5 L x 2.2 W x 2.6 H cm and was made in 2021. Size 7.5

Style before substance with an emphasis on artifice, these works play the role of 'Fancy Rings'. The deliberate use of low craft materials creates an escape from the conventional principles of fine jewellery; intentionally shifting the gaze to humour and fictional extravagance.

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Pass the Butter Please is a playful ring created from sterling silver, copper and resin. The piece features Lobster, lime and lettuce for your dinner ring. Measuring at 5.3 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and made in 2021.

Camp! Pamela Ritchie

Normaler Preis $380.00
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Pass the Butter Please is a playful ring of sterling silver, copper and resin.  It features lobster, lime and lettuce for your dinner ring; 5.3 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and made in 2021.   Size 7  To be worn with love and care.

Lobster counterpoints:
Gastronomic indulgence vs. dining impracticality; iconic exoticism vs. predictable regionality; delightful taste vs. malingering odour.

These extremes of effect can characterize its impact as camp culinary theatre embodied in a single object. However in its original, full-sized, biodegradable form, the lobster is arguably not the wisest choice for a wearable object.

These rings present our subject in a much more practical and durable form—while still provoking (if only vicariously) the same complexly diverse reactions, from wearer and viewer alike.

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Comfort Ring 3 in yellow in made from sterling silver and silicone (reclaimed kitchen gadget). The ring measures 2.5 L x 1.5 W x 2.5 H cm and was made in 2019.

Camp! Dominique Brechault

Normaler Preis $450.00
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Comfort Ring 3 in Yellow 

Made from sterling silver and silicone (reclaimed kitchen gadget), the ring measures 2.5 L x 1.5 W x 2.5 H cm and was made in 2019.  Size 7

As a mature artist and goldsmith, I find myself in a new place both physically and mentally. I’ve had a long relationship with jewellery making, and a few decades working at the bench wrestling with metal have left its marks on my body. There are aches and pains that cannot be ignored. These Comfort Rings are part of a series that explore my new relationship with jewellery, both as a maker and as a wearer. I have started working with materials such as plastics and silicone. Their warm and soft surfaces and their tactile qualities are quite inviting, and the bold and bright colours that they offer are ridiculous and over the top. Using these non-traditional materials in conjunction with silver has challenged me to explore different types of cold connections. These rings are a celebration of my long relationship with jewellery making. As a woman “of a certain age” I am free to be as colourful as the jewellery I am wearing – not glamourous and elegant, but bold and fun, maybe a little bit silly too.

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The Prospect of 2 Ring in copper, green powder coat, jade, glitter, resin and paraloid. The ring measures 15 L x 10 W x 8 H cm and was made in 2021.
The Prospect of 2 Ring in copper, green powder coat, jade, glitter, resin and paraloid. The ring measures 15 L x 10 W x 8 H cm and was made in 2021.
Camp! Emily Lewis

Camp! Emily Lewis

Normaler Preis $500.00
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The Prospect of 2 Ring

Copper, green powder coat, jade, glitter, resin and paraloid, 15 L x 10 W x 8 H cm, 2021. 

Size 6.5 To be worn with love and care.

Emily Lewis is a Nova Scotian jewellery artist based in Quebec City. She is the owner of Studio METHOD(E) and Galerie Lewis, a contemporary jewellery studio and contemporary craft gallery respectively. She is dedicated to the development of community and support networks in the Quebec City region, provincially and nationally. She works hard to create accessible spaces for work, diffusion and reflection.

In her own jewellery work she is interested by the impact of jewellery and craft historically. She works with motifs from Berlin Iron Work jewellery, William Morris wallpapers and textiles and Victorian jewellery. The political and cultural importance of craft and jewellery work in these eras feels particularly pertinent today. She uses simplification and repetition to create her pieces, graphic lines and bold colours are used in non-noble materials to create production pieces as well as one of a kind works.

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Einkaufswagen
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

Normaler Preis $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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Spontaneous ring created in sterling silver and 3D printed nylon. The piece measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm and is a size 5. Was made in 2021.
Spontaneous ring created in sterling silver and 3D printed nylon. The piece measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm and is a size 5. Was made in 2021.
Spontaneous ring created in sterling silver and 3D printed nylon. The piece measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm and is a size 5. Was made in 2021.

Camp! Kayla Lim

Normaler Preis $420.00
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Spontaneous 

Ring created in sterling silver and 3D printed nylon, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm, 2021. Size 5  To be worn with love and care.

Last year, the world has changed immensely and so as my approach to design and making had to change. "Spontaneous" collection is made without ideation, prototyping, and plans, which were the most important part of my design process. I just wanted to enjoy creating time with what I have and the best I can and went with the flow. I started my design by grabbing a silver plate and saw it out as the shape I wanted at the moment. These rings turned out to be bold, colourful, and playful, and I think that's what I am hoping to see in this current world with limited accessibility in everything. I hope this collection brings you a little joy and dream as much as it did to me. 

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Sweet Vengeance, ring #3. This blue ring is crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint. It measures 38 L x 38 W x 47 H mm and was made in 2021.
Sweet Vengeance, ring #3. This blue ring is crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint. It measures 38 L x 38 W x 47 H mm and was made in 2021.

Camp! Julie Bégin

Normaler Preis $500.00
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Sweet Vengeance, ring #3.

This blue ring is crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint. It measures 38 L x 38 W x 47 H mm and was made in 2021.  Size 7.5  To be worn with love and care.

I have a long-held grudge towards Émile Zola. The wretchedness and the surgical thoroughness with which he excises even the last glimmer of hope from his narrative demolish me. I read Germinal in high school and was overwhelmed by the uncompromisingly harsh story. I kept away from his work until the early ‘90s when I read L'Assommoir which submerged me in bleakness. A sense of despair and hopelessness stuck to me for days after finishing the book.

I never intended to touch his work again until February 2021 when, during a rare outing, I stumbled across a dilapidated copy of Germinal in the snow. I picked it up, and by morning, I knew why: This was going to be my Sweet Revenge on Zola.

In a playful and ironic gesture, I decided to negate the original content of the classic masterpiece by stuffing the space between every page with bold hues to infuse them with hope and a virulent joie de vivre. My goal was to change the experience of the book through aesthetics, adding cheerful colours and even glitter (tucked at the center of the book) where there had been nothing but seriousness and gloom. I cut bold shapes from the resulting material and made them into big humour rings. The series continues.

Like rainbows which became talisman against Covid, The series Sweet Vengeance expurges the blues out of Zola. Ça va bien aller!

 

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Camp! Tessa Price
Originally hand carved in wax, then cast in sterling silver, Dreaming of the Party Days Ring also features London Blue Topaz stones. It measures 2 L x 2 1/4 W x 2 1/4 in H and was made in 2021.
Originally hand carved in wax, then cast in sterling silver, Dreaming of the Party Days Ring also features London Blue Topaz stones. It measures 2 L x 2 1/4 W x 2 1/4 in H and was made in 2021.
Originally hand carved in wax, then cast in sterling silver, Dreaming of the Party Days Ring also features London Blue Topaz stones. It measures 2 L x 2 1/4 W x 2 1/4 in H and was made in 2021.

Camp! Tessa Price

Normaler Preis $540.00
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Originally hand carved in wax, then cast in sterling silver, Dreaming of the Party Days Ring also features London Blue Topaz stones. It measures 2 L x 2 1/4 W x 2 1/4 in H and was made in 2021.  Size 6

This masquerade mask looks like much more fun than the masks we are all wearing these days!

The natural world around me plays a major role in my creative process and designs. Nature will provide an infinite amount of inspiration to anyone who takes the time to pay attention.  Therefore I often incorporate natural textures and animal imagery into my work to create fun, whimsical pieces for anyone wanting to add a bit of charm to their day.

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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

Normaler Preis $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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Einkaufswagen
Sweet Vengeance, ring #2. This red ring is crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint. It measures 38 L x 35 W x 53 H mm and was made in 2021.
Sweet Vengeance, ring #2. This red ring is crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint. It measures 38 L x 35 W x 53 H mm and was made in 2021.

Camp! Julie Bégin

Normaler Preis $500.00
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Sweet Vengeance, ring #2.

Crafted in paper, brass and acrylic paint, 38 L x 35 W x 53 H mm, 2021.  Size 8  To be worn with love and care.

I have a long-held grudge towards Émile Zola. The wretchedness and the surgical thoroughness with which he excises even the last glimmer of hope from his narrative demolish me. I read Germinal in high school and was overwhelmed by the uncompromisingly harsh story. I kept away from his work until the early ‘90s when I read L'Assommoir which submerged me in bleakness. A sense of despair and hopelessness stuck to me for days after finishing the book.

I never intended to touch his work again until February 2021 when, during a rare outing, I stumbled across a dilapidated copy of Germinal in the snow. I picked it up, and by morning, I knew why: This was going to be my Sweet Revenge on Zola.

In a playful and ironic gesture, I decided to negate the original content of the classic masterpiece by stuffing the space between every page with bold hues to infuse them with hope and a virulent joie de vivre. My goal was to change the experience of the book through aesthetics, adding cheerful colours and even glitter (tucked at the center of the book) where there had been nothing but seriousness and gloom. I cut bold shapes from the resulting material and made them into big humour rings. The series continues.

Like rainbows which became talisman against Covid, The series Sweet Vengeance expurges the blues out of Zola. Ça va bien aller!

Return to Camp!

Einkaufswagen
Kite Ring is thoughtfully constructed in sterling sliver and copper. The ring measures 7.4 L x 1 W x 2.8 H cm and was made in 2019.
Kite Ring is thoughtfully constructed in sterling sliver and copper. The ring measures 7.4 L x 1 W x 2.8 H cm and was made in 2019.
Kite Ring is thoughtfully constructed in sterling sliver and copper. The ring measures 7.4 L x 1 W x 2.8 H cm and was made in 2019.

Camp! Mavis Chen

Normaler Preis $300.00
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Kite Ring

Constructed in sterling sliver and copper, this ring measures 7.4 L x 1 W x 2.8 H cm and was made in 2019.  Size 6  

Kites are like birds, they have no directions, they go with the wind. But they are not like birds, they are never actually free. Kite Ring is thoughtfully

Through my work, I try to find a balance between storytelling and aesthetics. I make sure every piece of my work is unique and be able to communicate with the viewers. Besides crafting art, I am also an interdisciplinary designer.

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

Camp! Nicolas Rosin

Normaler Preis $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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Einkaufswagen
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

Normaler Preis $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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Einkaufswagen
The Prospect of 3 Ring in copper, white powder coat, glitter, resin and pearls. The ring measures 14 L x 10 W x 8 H cm and was made in 2021.
The Prospect of 3 Ring in copper, white powder coat, glitter, resin and pearls. The ring measures 14 L x 10 W x 8 H cm and was made in 2021.
The Prospect of 3 Ring in copper, white powder coat, glitter, resin and pearls. The ring measures 14 L x 10 W x 8 H cm and was made in 2021.
Camp! Emily Lewis
Camp! Emily Lewis

Camp! Emily Lewis

Normaler Preis $500.00
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The Prospect of 3 Ring

Copper, white powder coat, glitter, resin and pearls, 14 L x 10 W x 8 H cm, 2021.  Size 7.5  To be worn with love and care.

Emily Lewis is a Nova Scotian jewellery artist based in Quebec City. She is the owner of Studio METHOD(E) and Galerie Lewis, a contemporary jewellery studio and contemporary craft gallery respectively. She is dedicated to the development of community and support networks in the Quebec City region, provincially and nationally. She works hard to create accessible spaces for work, diffusion and reflection.

In her own jewellery work she is interested by the impact of jewellery and craft historically. She works with motifs from Berlin Iron Work jewellery, William Morris wallpapers and textiles and Victorian jewellery. The political and cultural importance of craft and jewellery work in these eras feels particularly pertinent today. She uses simplification and repetition to create her pieces, graphic lines and bold colours are used in non-noble materials to create production pieces as well as one of a kind works.

Return to Camp!

Click here for more work by this artist.

Einkaufswagen

Camp! Sculptural

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

Normaler Preis $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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He is a Shadow of his Former Self is a playful ring created from sterling silver, copper polymer and resin. The piece features a flattened lobster overcome by dimensional sea creatures wanting attention. Measuring at 5.3 cm L x 4.7 cm W x 4.1 cm H and made in 2021.

Camp! Pamela Ritchie

Normaler Preis $380.00
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He is a Shadow of his Former Self is a playful ring created from sterling silver, copper polymer and resin. The piece features a flattened lobster overcome by dimensional sea creatures wanting attention. Measuring at 5.3 cm L x 4.7 cm W x 4.1 cm H and made in 2021.  Size 7.5  To be worn with love and care.

Lobster counterpoints:
Gastronomic indulgence vs. dining impracticality; Iconic exoticism vs. predictable regionality; Delightful taste vs. malingering odour.

These extremes of effect can characterize its impact as camp culinary theatre embodied in a single object. However in its original, full-sized, biodegradable form, the lobster is arguably not the wisest choice for a wearable object.

These rings present our subject in a much more practical and durable form—while still provoking (if only vicariously) the same complexly diverse reactions, from wearer and viewer alike.

Return to Camp!

Click here for more work by this artist.

Einkaufswagen
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

Normaler Preis $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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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

Normaler Preis $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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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

Normaler Preis $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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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

Normaler Preis $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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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

Normaler Preis $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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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

Normaler Preis $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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Mine Minerai (Salt Coll.) Ring created in copper, silver, salt and patina. It measures 8 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and was made in 2018.
Mine Minerai (Salt Coll.) Ring created in copper, silver, salt and patina. It measures 8 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and was made in 2018.

Camp! Sonia Beauchesne

Normaler Preis $550.00
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Mine Minerai (Salt Coll.)
Copper, silver, salt and patina, 8 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H, 2018  Size 5.5.  

I create work in relationships with specific places. By collaborating with my surroundings, I reveal rich aspects of each location. I had participated in artistic residencies in the Canary Islands (SP), Seville (SP), and in Iles de la Madeleine (CA) where I discovered my interest in working with local materials such as basalt, cork and salt.

I use materials that have a smaller environmental footprint, choosing either natural (wood, salt, wax), recycled (plastic, metals, fabrics), or found objects. I do not hesitate to use delicate or ephemeral materials in some of my jewelry. I favor a project approach with each piece using materials, often non-traditional to jewellery, to create a common theme.

Although I instinctively approach the material using techniques from jewellery, no material is excluded. While the jewellery created can be friable, over-sized or over-weight, it is still meant to be worn.

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The hilarious Tongue Ring is made from wool, brass, shoulder pads. It measures 34 L x 9 W x 6 H cm and was made in 2021.
The hilarious Tongue Ring is made from wool, brass, shoulder pads. It measures 34 L x 9 W x 6 H cm and was made in 2021.

Camp! Saydee Chandler

Normaler Preis $280.00
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Tongue Ring 

Wool, brass, shoulder pads, 34 L x 9 W x 6 H cm, 2021. 

2020 left me with a bad taste in my mouth..

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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

Normaler Preis $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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Glamping Ring in sterling silver and Mylar emergency blanket. The ring measures 4 L x 1.4 W x 6 H cm, blanket is 200 L x 45 Wx 1 H cm. This piece was made in 2021.
Glamping Ring in sterling silver and Mylar emergency blanket. The ring measures 4 L x 1.4 W x 6 H cm, blanket is 200 L x 45 Wx 1 H cm. This piece was made in 2021.
Glamping Ring in sterling silver and Mylar emergency blanket. The ring measures 4 L x 1.4 W x 6 H cm, blanket is 200 L x 45 Wx 1 H cm. This piece was made in 2021.

Camp! Carmel Boerner

Normaler Preis $600.00
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Glamping Ring 

A mylar emergency blanket erupts from a silver tent, a glittering, rustling boa or flag. The ring measures 4 L x 1.4 W x 6 H cm, blanket is 200 L x 45 Wx 1 H cm (will vary based on placement). This piece 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 “Glamping” flounces Sontag’s “fugitive sensibility”, gliding by in the silvery cloud of an emergency blanket erupting from the peak of its silver tent, the serious rendered frivolous. A glittering pandemic boa, it flashes, rustles, waves, its wearer sinuous yet subversive as protective material becomes exuberance. “Glamping” also confronts the disparity between those who think of helium balloons and those who think of hellish migrant ruins.

Like Camp, these rings will leave the uninitiated stirred and a bit shaken. Let’s drink to that.

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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

Normaler Preis $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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The Leicester Square Ring utilizes acrylic, fabric and sterling silver to create this unique piece. It measures 3.6 L X 2.6 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2019.
The Leicester Square Ring utilizes acrylic, fabric and sterling silver to create this unique piece. It measures 3.6 L X 2.6 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2019.
The Leicester Square Ring utilizes acrylic, fabric and sterling silver to create this unique piece. It measures 3.6 L X 2.6 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2019.

Camp! Saira Brown

Normaler Preis $575.00
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The Leicester Square Ring utilizes acrylic, fabric and sterling silver to create this unique piece. It measures 3.6 L X 2.6 W x 6.5 H cm and was made in 2019.  Size 6.5  To be worn with love and care.

My work encompasses moments in time from the past and present. By drawing inspiration from colour, texture and geometric form I amplify and distill the essence of memories of people and places. I pay attention to the cultural voices of my ancestry from India and Persia along with the story telling traditions of my British upbringing.

Leicester Square is a reminder of the chaos that is bound up tightly amongst the Saturday night crowds of Leicester Square, London, UK. With the fraying away of revellers at the edges.

I enjoy creating works that embody the spirit of stories and emotions encouraging wearers to decipher the meaning of a piece as if getting to know a friend.

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Growth of Beauty Ring crafted from sterling silver and copper. This delicate piece measures 10 L x 10 W x 10 H cm and was made in 2020.
Growth of Beauty Ring crafted from sterling silver and copper. This delicate piece measures 10 L x 10 W x 10 H cm and was made in 2020.

Camp! Fiona Maclean

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Growth of Beauty

Rings crafted from sterling silver and copper. This delicate piece measures 10 L x 10 W x 10 H cm and was made in 2020.  To be worn with love and care.  NFS; please ask us about commissions.

Attraction and Repulsion. The Beautiful and the Ugly. Do they exist in purity? Or is there a balance between them?

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The Co-Adorn Board of Directors and Officers

Established in 2017, Co-Adorn is a network of thriving innovative jewellery artists working to advance the art form in Nova Scotia through social events, workshops, and exhibition opportunities.