In Valentine’s work, stones are set in the wet clay and fired in place, a process which she has pioneered. Ruby and sapphire (corundum) and a hand full of other stones are the only materials which can withstand the firing temperature and duration. “In keeping with the old world and natural feeling I have for the PMC process I purposefully try not to imitate traditionally made jewelry styles and do all finishing by hand, burnishing and brushing giving the pieces a wonderfully organic, rich and ancient quality. The final step in anointing the piece with essential oils,” Valentine notes.
The Pop Up, Rock & Rapture at La Matadora Gallery, 61857 Highway 62, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. November 2nd, Saturday Art Walk will feature live music by local space-wave band, Cult of Helios and Wild East, a textiles company which supports a family in India. December 2nd Saturday will feature Joshua Tree’s own Selene Boutique, who’s curation is fresh and contemporary yet edgy.
The unique work of photographer Barry Barbour-
Duncan’s will also be featured in the show.
Shahasp Valentine – 415 932-9950