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I've spent many years making art and involved in creative endeavors --- I love working with my hands and the physical nature of handwork.
For me, designing and making jewelry is a satisfying antidote to mass produced items and over abundance in our society. Working on a small scale with my own two hands, creating fine enduring pieces of quality and excellent craftsmanship is what keeps me inspired and engaged. Making small works of art for people to wear on their bodies, the ultimate form of intimacy-- is the most satisfying aspect of the whole endeavor. It's always my hope that my pieces will have lasting meaning and become keepsakes worthy of passing along from one generation to the next.

I'm also a vintage lover and collector and especially drawn to time worn objects from the 1800s and early 1900s-- but love pieces from almost every decade. I have 2 vintage shops…

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  • Born on March 23
  • Joined August 21, 2008

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kathiroussel
Kathi Roussel

About

I've spent many years making art and involved in creative endeavors --- I love working with my hands and the physical nature of handwork.
For me, designing and making jewelry is a satisfying antidote to mass produced items and over abundance in our society. Working on a small scale with my own two hands, creating fine enduring pieces of quality and excellent craftsmanship is what keeps me inspired and engaged. Making small works of art for people to wear on their bodies, the ultimate form of intimacy-- is the most satisfying aspect of the whole endeavor. It's always my hope that my pieces will have lasting meaning and become keepsakes worthy of passing along from one generation to the next.

I'm also a vintage lover and collector and especially drawn to time worn objects from the 1800s and early 1900s-- but love pieces from almost every decade. I have 2 vintage shops here on etsy- one that offers an eclectic mix of finds-- 5gardenias.etsy.com, and the other is OhDearViolet.etsy.com-- which focuses on Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and early antiques. I see myself as a bit of a matchmaker, helping people connect with special objects of character with stories to tell from the past. Not only that --but buying and selling vintage supports recycling-- so I'm happy to see wonderful once used objects find new homes!

Some of my Ceramic Sculpture can be found in the following Lark Books:
The Ceramic Design Book, 1998
Making Ceramic Sculpture, 2001
500 Bowls, 2003


please check in on my blog for previews of new work
kathiroussel.blogspot.com ( grindstonegirl's daily)

and here are some other blogs i'd like to thank who've featured my work of late:

http:://fabulousfunfinds.blogspot.com

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