Trunk Show & Sale, Featuring Dorothée Rosen, Designer Goldsmith this Saturday, October 18th!

Times up, everyone!

Nearly two weeks have passed since our first Designer Craft Trunk Show & Sale. Up next, we will be featuring a local and very talented designer goldsmith, Dorothée Rosen. We have come across multiple clients that have attested to her professionalism, attention-to-detail and refreshing designs. With that, we're so excited to be able to offer you this chance to meet her in-person and see her new works this Saturday from 11-4 pm! We're also re-opening for Nocturne at 6 pm so if you can't join us during the day, pop by on your route through the city to meet the maker in the Designer Craft Shop.

For those of you who are not familiar with Dorothee's background, here's a short bio:

Dorothée Rosen was born and raised in Germany. She immigrated to Canada in 1989. In 2005, she graduated from NSCAD University with a Major in Jewellery Design & Metalsmithing. Her European design sensibility is evident in the form-driven elegance of her work. Dorothée's studio is in the North-end of Halifax. Everything she makes is designed and made there by hand.

Since there's been quite a following of Dorothée's work, I've prepared a brief interview on her inspirations and processes below:

  • Who is your favourite artist, one that inspires you?
    • Andy Goldsworthy is one of my favourites,  and I enjoy the older works by Albert Paley.  I also love the work of John Little, right here in Nova Scotia.
  • How did you fall in love with jewellery as a medium?
    • I stumbled into jewellery making by accident. The foundation year at NSCAD University has you try every discipline a little bit. It was a total surprise to me that I ended up loving it, but I did so immediately.
  • What do you enjoy making the most? Do you have a favourite series so far?
    • I have a real passion for moving metal, for having a conversation with it, bringing out its stories and shapes. And I love bringing elegance and beauty into peoples’ lives, giving them joy and delight.
    • My favourite is still the Onefooter series. I have been making these rings for over a decade now, and I still love every single one I make. There is always something different, always a discovery to be made. They feel different every time I make one. Lately I have also been setting them with stones: ethical Canadian diamonds, and luscious sapphires. So much fun!

This gold band is from her Maple Series for Him & Her with an imprint of the Canadian Maple Leaf.

  • The other thing I love is working in high karat gold, 18k and 22k. I have been getting to do more and more of that, lately. I recently got a commission through as gallery in Whistler, for a 18k yellow gold Twofooter ring. Oh my, that was just delightful, to make that!

Pictured here is her Script Series - influenced by her love for calligraphy, these one-of-a-kind beauties are casted in sterling silver, signature of the handmade.

Did I forget to mention that she'll be having sale items on a couple of series? These sale items will be here for the following two weeks, but if you want to see her new works, Saturday's your only chance. Here's a sneak peak!

See you this Saturday,


The Margi Dolls