Today in our Featured Artist Series, we bring you the one and only Dianna Gendron
I’m Dianna, and SOFT/GOLD is a new and EXCITING venture for me. I am a MAKER, a dreamer, a lover, a seeker, and a writer; an avid crafter, a fiend about vintage, a fashion-plate and an italo-phile. Though my degrees are in graphic design and sculpture, I have an obsession with aesthetics across the board. After spending the majority of my 20s galavanting-about in Europe, I’ve decided it’s time to start on a new adventure. I have had the incredible opportunity to set up a studio-space here in Happy Valley, where I have begun to focus on handmade. I am multi-media in my approach to making, a lover of process and materials and unconventional combinations of old/new, this, that & the other. I meld wire-wrapping with woodwork, ceramic elements with metal, leather with paint, toss in some polymer clay, up-cycle vintage, do dying, stamping, embossing, sewing, and knot-making. I make jewelry and soft accessories that are graphic, bold, quirky, dainty or brazen, but always one of a kind, always unique and joyful.