The CBE (Clothing Brand Experiment) Pop-Up Shop OPENING PARTY on SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 from 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 

Along with the fabulous CBE signature sweats line, the shop will also be showcasing 15 other Toronto based artists & designers, including:

Monster Factory
Judy Black
Ella's Botanicals
Dan's Good Grub
Bridge & Lung
May 28th
Art Toy Universe
Leah Gold
Julie Sinden Handmade
Genevieve Jodouin
Oliver Sayes
Lauren Hall
Caroline Larsen
Braden Labonte
and of course.... creAAAtive!

for more info, check out and
It's been a while... quick update - the Queen West Art Crawl (Sept 17+18) was an amazing experience for my first show... great people, great weather, great fun, great event! a big thanks to everyone who came by, and everyone that helped me.. very exciting seeing people wearing my jewellery! check out some photos of my booth at the end of this post... 

getting ready for my next endeavor - the CBE Pop-Up Shop (1052 Queen Street West) from October 19-December 30... for more details, click here. Store opening party on October 22, from 7:00 to 10:00pm... come one, come all!!

also, looking forward to being the featured jeweller at the Ontario Crafts Council (990 Queen Street West) for the month of December... for more info, click here.... if you're in the area, please check out my display!

that's all the news for now.... stay tuned for more updates!!


mark it on your calendars! the OCAD Grad Show is finally here, and you MUST make sure to check it out!! the show will exhibit the thesis work of over 500 graduating students, from 12 undergraduate programs (drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art; advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design) 

the Grad Show will take over OCAD from May 5 to May 8, for the biggest exhibition of the year!

ALSO - time for some self promotion --- I'm proud to say I have 3 pieces on display this year, which is super exciting!!! ('Travelling Spoon', '1964 Trabant Model Car', and 'Woven Abstract Pendant') ... to see them, check out the Silversmithing Spoon Project on the 5th floor (right in front of the Design Office, just outside of the express elevators)... and check out the Jewellery Studio (2nd floor, North end of the building)...

this is a must see event, so don't miss it!
hope to see you there!


OCAD (Main Campus)
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario

Grad Show Schedule:
Thursday, May 5, 2011, Opening Night
6:30 to 10 p.m.

Friday, May 6
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 8
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
exciting news! 2 of my pieces have been accepted into the OCAD 2011 Retrospective Show!!!

the Retrospective Show is entirely curated, produced, juried and installed by OCAD students, and is spondered by the OCAD Student Union... the show features works from all years and all disciplines, including drawing and painting, illustration, graphic design, sculpture and installation, jewellery, etc... 

the show is on until April 18 in the Great Hall (2nd floor, OCAD, 100 McCaul), and for those interested, there is an opening reception on Wednesday April 6 at 7pm... 

make sure to check the show out! 

the car is finally done!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!! that only took about a month... (which translates into about 70+ hours......... eee, crazy to believe, right!!?!) i'm extremely happy with the final result, but i'm also very happy that the car is FINALLY finished!!! i think i'll stick to looking at cars instead of fabricating them from now on.... but, we'll see! i did have a lot of fun working on it (ps - thanks for the torch help ladies)

this car is a model of a 1964 Trabant, featured in the movie Everything is Illuminated. A novel, turned movie, Everything is Illuminated is about a 'young American Jew, named Jonathan Safran Foer, who journeys to the Ukraine in search of Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather's life from the Nazi's in Trachimbrod'.

if you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely check out the movie Everything is Illuminated (starring Elijah Wood, from Lord of the Rings)... great movie, great characters, great car!!! make sure to check out my portfolio for a closer look at the car, and other updated photos!

happy wednesday!


well, here in toronto, it is a snow day! YES! and what's better than a snow day?! a productive snow day!!

today, i was FINALLY able to come up with a design that i am happy with for my business cards!!! VICTORY! i have been stressing over them like a crazy person! but i am extremely happy with the final product that i have come up with... here it is!!

spent the weekend and all day today in the studio doing silversmithing... what a workout! my right arm is now a 'monster-ous' beast compared to my left.... i have realized how out of shape i am.... but, seriously... who has time to work out these days?! i barely have enough time to eat..... or sleep.... 

oh, what a life