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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PINEAPPLE





On the coldest winter's day, we reach to our memories of summer to sustain us. Few motifs are as evocative of summer as the pineapple.

I found some documentation of a flakey pineapple project I ran this summer - growing a pineapple head in a jar.




Pineapple Bookends

Enamelled Pineapple trinket.
Pineapple brooch by Corky. Available from Corky Saint Clair.



Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WOODLANDS





























My friend James said to me that anyone can paint large but it takes real skill to paint small.​ Imagine the skill it took for Michael Peck to paint these these natural scenes in a frame that measures less than 30mm by 40mm.
In these tiny tableaus Nature is rendered as a pretty yet mysterious space. There is so much detail in these scenes that little stories are suggested. For example, in the 'Winter Tree' scene Peck manages to pack more trees behind the main figure and behind those trees lie more trees - rendered now as shadows, making us wonder what lies out of the frame. Maybe there's a bear family or some deer escaping a hunter.
Each image is Giclée printed onto rag paper which gives them the appearance of having been painted by hand. We have protected the miniatures with a durable glass cabochon. The glass is domed which provides some magnification and gives the illusion of depth.
The miniatures are available as a necklace or as a brooch. The necklaces are presented on a 50cm Italian sterling silver fines curb chain.
available here

Sunday, July 06, 2014

CZECH


A question we hear at the shop is "What are all the colour ways of your stunning Czech Glass Three Flags pendants?"

We have created this infographic to delineate your choices.

These necklaces are hand-made in store by Team Corky and feature a range of colours to suit all tastes. They are a great way to add a pop of colour into your outfit and your day. 

Available to buy online here:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SF

I am finally writing about our wonderful trip to San Francisco in March this year.

No trip to SF is complete for me without a visit to Paxton Gate. See photos 2 and 3 above.

Monday, June 23, 2014

PECK



Michael Peck is a well known Melbourne painter. This series of miniatures was created exclusively for Corky Saint Clair using Peck's original images to fashion these beautiful and timeless pieces. 
From Peck's website: "Michael Peck’s [work] recall[s] old sepia-tone photographs. The focus is caught on strange moments, the blur of the trees at times hinting at fog or smoke as the figure looks warily into the distance. A different kind of narrative is unveiled in Peck’s world, one that shares a strange aesthetic with moments from Alfred Hitchcock’s films merged with hints of the surrealism of David Lynch. The monochromatic palette, the strong impression of a cinematic still, a sense of pause...."
Each image is Giclée printed onto rag paper which gives them the appearance of having been painted by hand. We have protected the miniatures with a durable glass cabochon. The glass is domed which provides some magnification and gives the illusion of depth. We believe that this display gives Michael Peck's artworks the perfect platform to display their etherial and mysterious qualities. 
The miniatures are available as a necklace or as a brooch. The necklaces are presented on a 50cm Italian sterling silver fines curb chain.

Available for purchase here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CUBES



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After 10 years we have decided to update the Corky Saint Clair interior. The infamous Corky Saint Clair Crystal Tree had to go. It was initially fun having the tree there but anyone over 5'6'' got tangled up in it.

Our newfitout eschews the maximalist aesthetic of the crystal tree and vintage jewellery cabinets for a cleaner, clearer look.


We have made a counter of plywood cubes that house and highlight our many jewellery collections.


The fit out was designed and made by artist Tim Sterling. We put in a lot of work designing and installing it but the shop is looking truly amazing!



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All Done! The Corky Crew with our super sweet new plywood cube fit out. A thousand hugs to Tim, Sarah, Hannah, Ben and James for all your hard work.


Friday, June 13, 2014

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