Saturday, June 9, 2012

June's Featured Artist: Sandra Ho

This months' featured artist is fellow jewelry designer Sandra Ho, whose graceful designs to adorn the necks, wrists and earlobes are a firm favourite in our shop.

Sandra kindly agreed to answer our questions this month.

  • How long have you been an artist?  I am a Graphic Designer who turned Jewelry designer in the past 10 years.
  • Where did you train? Kwantlen for Graphic Design, self taught for Jewelry.
  • Do you work in a studio or at home? Home studio
  • Do you work as an artist full-time, part-time, or do you squeeze in the creating as a hobby? Squeeze in the creating as a hobby to part time, depending on the season
  • Describe how a piece progresses, from first inspiration to finished object in the gift shop. Most of the time I will work on pieces around the shapes and colours of the materials I'm using.  Sometimes I have a particular design in mind and will scout for suitable colours, shapes and textures to complete a necklace and it may take several months to complete. 
  • What's your favourite piece to make? Earrings
  • Who inspires you, and why? My mother, because she is a remarkable woman

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