Portrait of an Artisan~Johanna Brierley Jewellery Design

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Fine Art Show Aug 30-September 2

Based around hole stones or lucky stones gathered from the shores of Lake Winnepeg by owner, Johanna Brierley as well as her family, Johanna Brierley Jewellery Design encompasses mystery and folklore with the stones as no one can agree as to how these stones form perfect holes.  What many do agree upon is that these unusual stones are rare finds in nature and should be saved for years as special lucky charms.

The shapes of these stones appeal to Johann's modern design aesthetic while folklore surrounding these natural forms endow the pieces with a sense of history and wonder.  By bringing together the past and present, the lucky stones cast in silver and gold aquire permanence and tell stories that might just bring their guardians some future luck and fortune!

 

Posted on July 29, 2013 .