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What are you doing this Saturday from 12-18:30? Hidden River Festival is taking place in a marvelous location beside the New River Path, near the East and West reservoirs at Woodberry Down. The Hidden River Festival is a free annual waterside event, giving local people a chance to enjoy a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family with the aim of connecting the communities living alongside the New River, which runs through Hackney and Haringey. The festival is organized by Manor House Development Trust and the schedule looks pretty busy. 🙂

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I’ll be present at the festival as I’m doing a Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop and selling small works of art, drawings, prints and KAJ – Krupinska Abalone Jewellery. This will be a good opportunity for any first-time art buyers to start a collection with an affordable piece of art.

 

I feel for our rivers, the veins of our lives and society. I’m incurably curious about where water comes from and how it is cleaned, appearing by magic in our taps! My Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop gives us an opportunity to learn about our local water spaces and where tap water in Woodberry Down comes from. We are lucky to have Woodberry and Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserves on our doorstep. You can talk to me about your experiences walking outdoors while you learn to draw with sand and make your very own river drawing. You can get inspired by the maps of local water shapes, or simply create a phantasy river or lake from shades of sand and abalone mother of pearl flakes.

Competition for all participants: There will be a chance for all taking part to win a mini mountain lake artwork. I’ll pull a winner out of a hat at 5pm the same day.

I’ll be sharing a gazebo with a fantastic bio artist and friend Mellissa Fisher! Her workshop titled Microbial Me will give you a chance to create a microbial self-portrait! There is going to be so much happening. You can check out the festival program just below.

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HIDDEN RIVER FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2016 – 12:00 – 18:30

From Redmond Community Centre, along the canal paths of the New River on the East and West Reservoir and Lordship Road, Woodberry Down Estate – Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

www.hiddenriverfestival.co.uk, www.facebook.com/events/273312146376886/

 

Hello my valued friends and followers. I’ve a little update about my abalone jewellery line KAJ. I’ve lots new pendants to be added to the store, hence I’ve a sale going on on all KAJ jewellery at amazing 45% off the original price. 45% off on Jewellery when using code “ABALONE45%OFF” at the checkout. http://krupinskart.tictail.comThis sale ends tonight at midnight, 29th Dec. 2014 and all shipping anywhere is free!

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Have a great week and happy new year 2015.

Thank you for your support,   Silvia x

Hi there!

I’ve a summer sale on the abalone jewellery in krupinskart shop, and if you fancy any of the pieces in the store, get in touch with #£offKAJ tag and you will get a special price on your chosen product.

Contact me on Twitter:@silviakrupinska, Facebook: Silvia Krupinska, Email: silviakrupinska(at)gmail(dot)com or comment on the post here.

 

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Have a great summer!

Sx

 

Check out April promotional 1/4 price reduction on all KAJ jewellery in krupinskart online shop valid till 27 April, 2014.
http://krupinskart.tictail.com/products/jewellery Thanks for the visit.

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Hello dear followers. This post is from the series of self reflecting and informative posts about my practice and inspirations. Every-now-and-then, I think about how I am as an artists, what has changed and as well as for me but also for my audience, I write down my thoughts. I’ve written about my love of nature and organics in the previous post in this series, Sharing the transition – My love of textures and making is stronger than ever. Today, I’m going to write about my new jewellery brand KAJ – Krupinska Abalone Jewellery. 

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My creative practice has expanded, when I realized how much I enjoyed making the abalone pendants. I had this kind of material from previous experiments in organic sculpture and drawing. I wrote about it during my residency in March 2013 with Unit 3 Projects artists in DegreeArt in Vyner Street, London. The article is explaining where my ideas at the time came from, about the ethics of my materials and about inspirations for my Mountain Lakes series. The artworks described in the article were also exhibited after the residency in DegreeArt Gallery with 8 other Unit 3 Projects artists’ works, but further on (expanded) in my solo exhibition in Oct. 2013 – Plesa a Fragmenty in Poprad, Slovakia, supported by LivePozitive os.

I have branded my art practice as Organic Sculpture and Art, and KAJ is a  more design lead streak in this direction, with also originals and limited editions, but more accessible to anyone wishing to have a piece of organic sculpture, in wearable form. I named KAJ inspired partly on my name and abalone, and partly inspired by a story I used to listen to on the radio or LP, The Snow Queen by H. Ch. Andersen. The boy whose name I admired was called Kaj, the best friend of Gerda. (Listen in Slovak to the story here.) Now I have over 32 KAJ pieces of jewellery listed in my online store krupinskart, along with 20+ of my organic sculptures, prints and other art. (Some works are only available directly from my studio, not listed anywhere. Enquire within.)

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I was a bit worried at the beginning I started to make KAJ that it would affect my art and how people would see my artworks, whether I should totally separate it from my art. But now I feel good about it, and my worries are gone, as I feel it made me stronger in my art practice. I’m honest to what I like to make and stand for, and I no longer worry that it will be distracting to me and my audience. I’ve had some great feedback from my collectors of KAJ and collectors of my art and I feel encouraged by it. After my limited edition of 50 abalone pendants if finished, I’m planning to introduce another fairy-tale inspired name of GERDA pieces. But that’s a bit ahead of us, and you’ll here about it later.

Finally I’d like to thank you for learning about my art and following my blog, and if you have anything to say about how you feel I present my work, how I talk and write about it or any feedback you might have, good or bad, I’m happy to read any constructive criticism. I’m aware I’ve plenty to learn, and become better practitioner. Enjoy the spring and lots of love.

thank-you

Silvia

 

Hello. I’m pleased to tell you that my jewellery collection is growing. I’ll be adding six new Krupinska Abalone Jewellery pieces to my online shop this week. Today, starting with KAJ Petal 19/50.

KAJ Petal 19 of 50 is from limited edition of abalone jewellery pieces. I called it Petal because it is light and its texture looks like drops of water in the rain, sparkling on the leaves and petals of flowers in the garden. I love flowers. I’ve deliberately kept the shell as natural as possible, to remain its organic beauty. No messing around, just essential grinding, smoothing and polishing.

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Made from recycled abalone shell with its mother of pearl, metal silver coloured metal hoop and grey-blue cord. To avoid metal allergens on the skin, I tied a bow at the end, instead of a clasp. Pendant size about 8.3 cm long and 6.5 cm wide. Cord is approximately 90 cm long.  It’s a double-sided piece.

Apart from a signed limited edition certificate,  also the standard postage, a pretty soft pouch, packaging and the handling fee are included in the price. Item isn’t suitable for children.


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This KAJ abalone pendant is available here. To check which pieces of art and KAJ have sold in Krupinskart, follow this link. Thank you.

As people asked for it, I’m going to make some KAJ earrings too. More info and images coming soon to my social  media platforms and my online store http://krupinskart.tictail.com/. Thanks for the follow! It’s much appreciated.

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My new brand of jewellery #KAJ available on http://krupinskart.tictail.com/ is accompanying my other small and medium organic sculptures and artworks. Have a quick peak. #peeeeaaaaakkkk

Download this image, share it if you wish and tell your friends. Thank you!

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Hello my favourite readers! I’ve some news to tell you about and introduce you to my new jewellery brand – Krupinska Abalone Jewellery. Not that my art practice is changing, but I’m also adding jewellery to my artistic repertoire. I’ve launched my first limited edition of Abalone Pendants in November 2013, and now have added further nine designs to the collection. For all still available pieces, visit my Krupinskart shop. 

This picture below is of one of my favourite statement pieces, for brave-hearted or people that are after something different – Abalone Heart pendant. I called it Abalone Heart , as it sits on the chest and ‘protects’ the heart.

More about my abalone

Abalone pendants, 50 limited edition of abalone jewellery pieces are designed by me, Silvia Krupinska – Organic Sculptor in my London studio. I’ve deliberately kept the shell as natural as possible to remain its organic beauty. No messing around. They are all made from the recycled abalone shells with their mother of pearl, metal silver coloured hoops and grey-blue cord. To avoid metal allergens on the skin, I’ve tied a bow at the end, instead of a clasp on most of them. Easy to adjust for all. Pendant sizes vary. Cord size 70 cm aprox. It’s a double-sided design.

I’ve done a research into what kind of shells there are and how they can be sustainably sourced. I use broken recycled abalone shells and my supplier has the Trade in Endangered Species licence (CITES). It is very important to me and I believe as an artist /and human being/ I have a responsibility to the environment. All shells are grittier and rougher on the outside and the inside of the shell that is in direct contact with the animal, the snail that lives in it, is very smooth and often shiny, containing mother of pearl (also called nacre). I grind and softly smooth out the gritty side, to avoid any damage to textiles worn under it. Love and care.  : )
For more or any questions about my art and collection of jewellery email silviakrupinska(at)gmail.com

All images are property and copyright of Silvia Krupinska, 2014.

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