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Love & Commitment - Made in America
Love & Commitment – Made in America
It’s never been a better time to fall in love in America – and for keeping the love right here in America! Heart of the Home-Hearts Afire, the venerable shop in New Hope, PA, that for eighteen years has been representing and selling beautiful, hand-crafted gifts, jewelry and accessories “made in America”, welcomes a new artist this Fall – George Sawyer. The artist’s Trunk Show featuring a selection of his extraordinarily beautiful and unique commitment rings will take place ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday November 10th at the shop located at 28 South Main St. in New Hope, PA.
“George Sawyers’ inspired designs truly represent the wonderful work that is coming from American artists, and here at Heart of the Home, we support and sell the best of these craftsmen and women – George being our newest artist”, said Phyllis Castells, Founder and Owner. “We would like to welcome our friends, old and new, to experience the beauty of George Sawyer’s work at the Trunk Show and join us to celebrate with wine, cheese and specialty teas. We will, of course, continue to carry George’s designs as part of our regular merchandise”, added Ms. Castells.
On display at the store will be a selection of hand-crafted commitment rings from the artist’s studio in Minneapolis. A representative from the artist’s studio will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. George Sawyers’ inspirations come from history, nature and art – covered bridges, tiger stripes and Japanese swords. He is a master in Mokume Gane and Wabi Sabi – intricate patterned metalwork that is a unique skill in itself. The artist’s signature designs, “Mirror Image”, are one-of-a-kind set of rings made of mirror-image patterns.
“The Mirror Image rings from George Sawyer are just breathtaking! To know that your partner is wearing a mirror image of your ring on his or her finger is the utmost expression of intimacy and romance”, said Robin Tomlinson, Manager of Hearts Afire, the Jewelry and Fine Gifts boutique within Heart of the Home.
The George Sawyer Trunk Show, ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday November 10th, 2012
Heart of the Home/Hearts Afire, 28 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA., 215.862.1880
About Heart of the Home/Hearts Afire
Founded in 1994 by entrepreneur and art & crafts expert Phyllis Castells, Heart of the Home-Hearts Afire is dedicated to offering the work of the most talented American artists who make beautiful and functional crafts including gifts for the home, apparel and fine jewelry and accessories. With “Hand Made in America” as its DNA, Heart of the Home/Hearts Afire is located in a historic 18th century building on the main street in this popular destination town. The Heart of the Home/Hearts Afire mission is to represent the work of these amazing American artists and educate its customers on the value of their craftsmanship. Taking great pride in seeking out the finest American craftspeople, the store showcases their work in a distinguished home where it can be truly appreciated.
About George Sawyer
George Sawyer is an American artist with a specialty in the original precious metal “mokume gane”, his signature technique. Over four decades ago Mr. Sawyer’s interest in Japanese art and developed into this beautiful form of art, a material that still inspires him as he finds new painterly effects and symmetries to explore. Expanding his palette beyond colored gold alloys, silver and copper to include a variety of shakudo alloys and Japanese roksho patina colors, recently he developed "Koi" and "Wabi-Sabi" metals with colored gold alloys and fine silver. His reward comes in creating both materials and finished pieces that are art in their own right. With these colorful, complex, solid patterned materials, the artist finds great pleasure in creating art pieces ranging from small wedding bands to large objects.