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closed December 24 - January 3 (inclusive)

EDMONTON

10186-106 Street NW
780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT

Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Free customer parking at back of building

CALGARY 

cSPACE King Edward
1721 29 Avenue SW, #280
587-391-0129 

Wednesday - Saturday: 12 - 6 pm
Street parking available

 

 

Participating artists: Nicole Baxter, Linda Chow, Robin Dupont, Milt Fischbein, Matt Gould, Terry Hildebrand, Brad Keys, Eveline Kolijn, Diane Krys, Darren Petersen, Jean-Claude and Talar Prefontaine, Shona Rae and Simon Wroot.

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Soma Mo

Edmonton jewellery artist Soma Mo was born and raised in the Himalayan Mountains bordering China and Tibet. Breaking traditional conventions, Soma is among the only female artists in her tribe, Yi, practicing the craft of jewellery making. Every year, Soma returns to her village to continue her study under her master/teacher who mentors her growth as an artist, helping her to hone her skills and teaching her new techniques.

Soma’s designs are a mix of modern sensibilities with traditional cultural influences. Her asymmetrical designs reference the balance that can be found in uniting the traditional methods taught to her by her master, with her own youthful and contemporary ideals. For instance in her tribe, traditionally, silver pieces would be worn through the stretched ear lobe. Inspired by these pieces, Soma will take these elements and integrate them as pendants in some of her strung neckpieces.

All her pieces are hand-crafted, using only a set of small traditional handmade tools (no electric tools or torches). She uses 99% grade silver and a variety of stones and semiprecious elements including amber, lapis, rose quartz, citrine, coral, olive jade, Bodhi seeds and freshwater pearls.

 

ACC Exhibitions: Coming Up Next (2015)