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Welcome to ShibuiLand, virtual showroom for Shibui Design Studio, where I produce unique artisan jewelry, original graphics, and sculpture. Please come in and look around.

I'm Damienne Dibble, and I'm still following my creative muse here in ol' Wild and Wonderful. In the 1970s, my husband and I were among the back-to-the land craftsmen immigrants to West Virginia. We operated Kilnridge Studio Pottery on 25 acres in rural Jackson County where we produced wheel-thrown reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. We also conducted an intensive 6-week summer workshop there for ceramic majors who wanted more studio experience.

Now living in an urban apartment in Charleston as a widow with a smaller space to work in, my muse explores the tones and textures of beads, the functions and sinuousity of wire, the mysteries of molding metals…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 1
  • Joined February 1, 2012

Favorite materials

bronze, copper, silver, steel, carnelian, jasper, jade, turquoise, coral, shell, trade beads, industrial objects

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About

Welcome to ShibuiLand, virtual showroom for Shibui Design Studio, where I produce unique artisan jewelry, original graphics, and sculpture. Please come in and look around.

I'm Damienne Dibble, and I'm still following my creative muse here in ol' Wild and Wonderful. In the 1970s, my husband and I were among the back-to-the land craftsmen immigrants to West Virginia. We operated Kilnridge Studio Pottery on 25 acres in rural Jackson County where we produced wheel-thrown reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. We also conducted an intensive 6-week summer workshop there for ceramic majors who wanted more studio experience.

Now living in an urban apartment in Charleston as a widow with a smaller space to work in, my muse explores the tones and textures of beads, the functions and sinuousity of wire, the mysteries of molding metals for kiln-fired copper, bronze, steel, and shibuichi pendants and parts. My jewelry designs often include trade beads,
re-purposed industrial washers, music wire, and other found objects.

The artist in me especially embraces:

~cultural fusion as a major theme in all my activities.

~accidental beauty (shibui) made by earth, rocks, trees, water, time.

~simple harmonies of form and function in manmade objects.

~my ever-evolving skills, creative instincts, and the sly tongue in my cheek.

~ authentic living and karmic balance.


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