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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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We just turned 2!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

It was a long but fantastic year full of creativity, late nights, take out foods, and a lot of giggles and excitements.  We've had 3 new resident artists moving in, 2 new artists added to our gallery space and had a sponsored event 'Art of Craft' at our gallery plus a few opening nights. In the midst of that, I managed to create 3 new collections and started teaching semi-private classes at our studio. To celebrate all our achievements and countless hours we spent to create art and to build our little artist community, we decided to throw a party and ask...

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How to wear your La Lune Ear Jacket like a pro!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

As Summer is in full swing and most of you are ready to travel, I decided to make your jewellery packing a bit lighter by showing you various ways you can wear your Katami Designs La Lune Ear Jacket with a few studs.  You can get all the studs here   Happy July & Have Fun Travelling Light! XO Negar            

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We just turned ONE!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

Last night marked the 1 year anniversary of Katami Designs Studio & Gallery and we celebrated it with our friends and family. It was a place to be and to be seen, a room full of art, artists, loved ones and friends. I cannot thank you enough for all your support and love in the past year. You have made it very special for me and allowed me to follow my heart and turn my passion into something bigger than I had imagined. So, thank you all and I am looking forward to another year of creativity & connections and continued heartfelt...

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Creative Repairs!

Posted by Negar Khatami on

I have been wanting to introduce Luyi Wang to you for a while. Luyi is a jewellery artist who joined me about a year ago at my new studio location and I am so happy that I met her. She is one of the super talented artists from Vancouver who has an amazing creative mind. Her vision is out of this world and to be honest I rarely brag about artists' vision but on this one I can't stop! Luyi is an emerging jewelry artist living in Vancouver. She was born in Shanghai, China in 1986, and moved to Vancouver in...

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