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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

Posted by Negar Khatami on

On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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Future Designers!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

I had the opportunity to meet a young lady on my last event 'Exquisite Lines' who was so fascinated and curious as to how I make jewellery. So, I decided to do a quick walk around my studio to tell her a little bit about how I work. I could see the sparks in her eyes and with her dad's suggestion, we quickly decided to meet the following Saturday to create a piece for her mom's birthday coming up on June 2nd, today! We met right after her tap dance class and started our project. To my surprise, she had...

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Polishing Away!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

So, earlier today I posted a photo on my Instagram account letting you know what I was doing at that time, which was polishing a few new pieces. I ended up working late and didn't get a chance to check my emails until half an hour ago. A few of you lovely friends have sent me an email asking what I was polishing.  I was polishing a few new designs in 14k gold and Sterling silver. I am thrilled how the new pieces look and very excited to share them with you. Since they are not finished, I decided to...

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