ZULA
My hands are happy when they are busy making.
ZULA
My hands are happy when they are busy making.
ZULA
My hands are happy when they are busy making.
ZULA
My hands are happy when they are busy making.

ZULA

About Me:

As a child my mother would say, “Her tiny hands were always busy creating.” If I wasn’t wandering around my neighborhood climbing trees and observing animals, my favorite game was dressing up. I also loved collecting leaves and twigs to make Victorian hats. Today, my work is still based on what I collect, whether it be leaves, branches, roots, bones, or memories of landscapes.

I am drawn by my instinct that brings me to the special places outdoors that allow me to slip into a reflective and receptive mode. As a seeker of understanding, I am developing a relationship with nature through everyday gratitude. Connecting to the Earth with my feet in the grass, through my wonder at the stars and the moon, and the quiet moments I share with the trees, I feed the creative spirit within. By collecting objects from nature such as; leaves, twigs, seeds, roots, and bones, then studying or casting these shapes, I create wearable pieces that speak to my wonder and gratefulness of the natural world. I use the imprints of leaves to texture metal, I use the shape of bones to create structure for a piece and I use branches and roots to bring a new perspective to the admirer and wearer. In this process I hope to give a new life to pieces from nature by reinterpreting and making their life more permanent in silver, copper, bronze and gold.

In addition to the nature inspired jewelry collections I have been experimenting with different materials and have jumped into the realm of colour with my NEON LOVE collection: a series of brightly coloured, UV activated, acrylic jewelry perfect for the beach and the dance floor.

I completed a diploma in Jewelry Art and Design from Vancouver Community College in 2010. I am a founding board member of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association, eager to build a community of metal artists in the city since 2012. In 2013, I was the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award as Emerging Artist in Craft and Design.


Address:

Studio Hours:

By appointment only.
Please arrange appointment by contacting ZULA at info@zulajewelry.com

Email: info@zulajewelry.com
Website: http://www.zulajewelry.com/home.php

ZULA

Did you know...

ZULA is a purist. She makes her own earring hooks, butterfly backs and brooch catches. She does all her own nature casting and collects Cedar branches, leaves and roots from the forest floor. Recently, she has been listening to the trees that want to pass on messages to the wearers of the pieces she creates. Nature has so much wisdom to pass on to us!


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