Stories


Tools on Tuesday

Tools on Tuesday
I have strong feelings about many of the tools that I use daily. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make.

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Who is lurking in my family tree?

Who is lurking in my family tree?
Last month I figured out that I'm a 4th generation artist. I came across a photograph of my great-grandmother at her painting easel, and the legacy hit me. I decided to start a 12 month research and writing project about my family.

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Who is lurking in my family tree?

Who is lurking in my family tree?
There's probably no way to dig into the history of a family without finding some really ugly things.

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Pearl wedding earrings

Pearl wedding earrings
I gave a pair of these earrings to a friend to wear at her wedding. She then wore them non-stop on her honeymoon, sending me selfies from exotic Greek locations.

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Who made me?

Who made me?
Growing up, when we would visit my Scottish grandmother’s house, I would climb up the three flights of stairs to the tiny guest room at the top of the house, and from there, clamber through the small door halfway up the wall into the attic.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist