At Sundance, we have the great privilege of building relationships with unique artisans and craftspeople. The pride of their work is conveyed in the authenticity, quality, and heritage in each artistic creation. We would like to showcase the Sundance artist community by highlighting the artists, their stories and their art.
Jane Diaz
Jes MaHarry
Heather B Moore
Julie Romanenko
Jane Diaz,
Jewelry Artisan
New York native Jane Diaz has collaborated with Nepalese metal smiths for twenty-six years creating a unique hand-made line of designer jewelry. A background in fine art, anthropology and dance, combined with a life-long passion for ritual and ornamentation, lead Jane to her success as a designer. Tying all these interests together, she envisions a collection of jewelry perfectly matched with the traditional hand- made techniques of Nepal. As the industrial world expands to consume many ancient crafts, Jane Diaz values the one of a kind distinction of the "human touch" to each individual piece. It is important to her to keep the skills of these craftsmen alive. Jane designs her jewelry as a way to express her life experience and aesthetic. The confetti of charms in the line make up a spiritual symbolism that has come out of personal inquiry, world travel and cultural studies. Painterly colors characterize her stone collections and the romance of periods such as the Victorian, Art Deco and Mid Century Modern give form and shape to her collections.
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Jes MaHarry,
Home and Jewelry Artisan
Living on her ranch in California, Jes MaHarry is often inspired by her surroundings, turning them into whimsical pictographs scrawled into precious metals or home goods. Jes MaHarry's nesting tables are no exception. "My husband and I set out to make a functional piece of furniture that had an organic flare yet a rugged twist. We decided to make Nesting tables, coming from Ojai which means "The Nest" we felt it appropriate. Patrick and I designed the Nesting Tables to fit perfectly inside each other, each one styled with clean lines and ingredient; cold rolled steel. Each piece is handmade in Ojai, California - from welding to cutting the metal to giving each one a beautiful patina to hand signing. These tables are sturdy, durable and always dependable. We work in our outdoor welding studio with a nice breeze, our dogs always a foot or so away and good music flowing through the air."
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Heather B. Moore,
Jewelry Artisan
Heather Moore's designs blend her passion for art with her talent for storytelling. Each personalized piece is hand stamped letter by letter, number by number, thereby imparting one-of-a-kind character. The stamps themselves are unique to her creations, designed and milled in her Cleveland, Ohio, studio. Her jewels are collectible classics. In sterling silver or 14kt gold, they are imbued with meaning and destined to become treasured heirlooms as they're passed down through the generations.
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Julie Romanenko,
Jewelry Artisan
My inspiration for this piece came from an Art Deco ring I came across. It has such great sweeping, graceful lines and I just imagined it so perfectly as both a pendant and a redesigned ring. By changing some aspects of the piece from its original design, I was able to really bridge the gap between old and new. Recreating vintage is a huge passion of mine. If you are familiar with any of my other pieces, I tend to create very delicate "girly girl" jewelry, many necklaces are made to layer with one another. As I am often quoted as saying "why wear one when you can wear seven."
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