Bazyli Studio Wearable Art invites the community to come and experience their contemporary as well as historical jewelry series titled “Fragments.” Skye and Peter Ciesla are resident artists of this destination gallery a few miles north of Baileys Harbor.
“The series began several years ago when a dear friend gave me some Anasazi pottery shards he had collected in his former home, the Desert Southwest,” said Skye. “I was intrigued and touched that he gave them to me and promised myself to one day create a beautiful piece of jewelry incorporating the shards. They sat in a clear glass jar in my studio for a couple of years and in 2013, Peter and I designed a piece with them. The necklace sold almost instantly at Linden Gallery. During the winter of 2014, we began the search for more Anasazi shards…we also received some Chinese porcelain pottery shards from the Ming Dynasty period. We began our ‘Fragments’ series in the summer of 2014, with the first showing at Linden Gallery in August.”
Peter adds, “We loved working on the pieces, and have decided to continue the series. People have such a positive and enthusiastic response to it.”
The work will be featured Aug. 28 through Labor Day weekend. There will be extended gallery hours on Aug. 28 until 7 pm. Regular gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, until mid-October. Bazyli Studio is located at 2551 Ahrens Rd., Baileys Harbor. For more information call 920.839.2526.