Air & Earth Design reinterprets classic silhouettes using striking natural materials to create one of a kind jewellery. Designed and handmade by Heidi von der Gathen, each piece glimmers with the lustre of semi-precious gems and baroque pearls. This selection of material is what drives the design.
Often finding beauty in the unusual, Heidi makes extensive use of the juxtaposition of raw and refined elements in her Signature, Shimmers and Shore Collections. Drawing on her sculpture background thought is given to rhythm, texture, space relation and repetition. Heidi designs feature handmade silver embellishments wrought one by one. Everything is inspired by travel and nature.
Bio Heidi von der Gathen received a BFA (sculpture) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a practicing artist for ten years during which she taught, exhibited, and curated in the States, Canada, EU and Japan. She went on to establish a career in commercial post-production culminating in a fruitful business partnership and the position of Executive Producer. Inspired by years of travel, Heidi returned to personal creative practice in late 2016. Encouraged by word-of-mouth interest and subsequent sales she founded Air & Earth Design as a registered business in January 2017. It's been a terrific first year!
2017 Shows Guelph Art in the Street: Winner Emerging Artist ArtsFest Ontario Haliburton Arts and Craft Festival Oakville Art in the Park Hills of Erin Studio Tour North of 89 Studio Tour Leob Lavender Festival Cotton Factory Spring Show The Joy of Art: Glen Williams Mill The Artisan Bazaar Royal Botanical Garden: November & December 2017 - Spring 2018