Monday, June 8, 2009

tradition + culture + history = Mosaics Exhibit

We are busy little bees over here at the shop, and isn't it exciting to have so much good stuff in the works. So forgive us if we took a little longer to announce our new designer showcase...

For the next two months we will be featuring Murat Tunc, a recently arrived Turkish sculpture/artist/jeweller/designer who creates some truly captivating pieces.

Murat's work is characterized by a meticulous attention to detail, the under-side of each ring, bracelet, and pendant is as beautiful as the top.

His work features porcelain disk which are painstakingly (to say the least) created.. dot by dot by dot. They are then fired at over 3000 degrees to ensure a long life.

But the show stoppers are really the rings - faceted quartz, from lemon to smoky to clear, with rubies or emeralds underneath that create excellent light play. It's really one of those.. seeing is believing.. sort of things.

Mosaics explores how tradition, culture, and history combine to shape our future and the way we express ourselves. Murat's work is the amalgamation of this idea, swirls of Greek, Persian, and Byzantine aesthetics blend and collide in each piece he creates.

For more information visit our website,
We will be hosting a reception for Murat on Wedneday June 25th from 5pm - 8pm at our shop on Dundas Street West, Toronto.

Let us know what you think and post a comment!