MÉLA makes jewellery, jewellery for the body and for the home…
After living and exploring ceramic ,leather and silversmith in cemtral and south america I came back to Montreal and had to relearn the ways to work my matters. Different materials and different ways to sell my work, I found myself needing to exploit the same inspiration and desires at work but with a different clientele and mentality.
While researching different glazes for my ceramics I tested with glass frit and there it was. Instant love! The glass appeared to me like the perfect vessel for what I was trying to accomplish.
Every piece I make is for me a unique task. It is revealed to me such as a jewel to wear or a jewel for the home or even a jewel for the table. I love that my creations are as much as esthetic and functional, as artistic and original.
I always start a serie of work with the glass that dots my working table. Just freely putting them together, like little puzzles. The juxtaposition of the colors guide my inspiration. I assemble, like a painting, the different glass pieces that I hand cut on the way. And then from that abstract composition sheet emerges the pieces that will form my next jewellery collection.
I love the density of the glass, I tend to create thickness. This is why I prefer thermoforming and superimposition of the different colored glass. Faceting and coldworking it results in making the lower layers of the glass composition come through : one of my favorite part !