Christina Hurley is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in jewelry design.
After graduation, she moved to New York and worked for a prestigious goldsmithing company where she refined her skills. Hurley now dedicates herself to designing and fabricating her own original line of silver and gold jewelry.
Hurley first opened her studio on Rockland Street in Canton. She has now taken over a larger space at 554 Washington St. and is incorporating other artisans at her new store.
Patch: You have recently moved into a new larger location on Washington Street. Tell us about your new venture.
CH: Yes, I am opening an expanded version of my previous shop. I will continue to design and create hand fabricated jewelry at the new location, but will have new artists showing their work, of many different varieties. All of the artists showing at the new shop will be Massachusetts artists.
Patch: What kind of products will you offer your clients for holiday shopping?
CH: There will be jewelry, photography, graphic art prints, mixed media collages, ceramics, and home goods; paper products such as handmade greeting cards and calendars; and fiber arts, which include knitwear and handpainted silk scarves.
Patch: How do you think your move and reopening will affect your business?
CH: The location is bigger and very bright and open. I will be able to showcase a wider variety of art and handmade products, and will be more visible and easly accesible to clients.
Patch: What would you like your clients to know that they may not know about you already?
CH: I would like people to know that I will continue to provide services such as small jewelry repairs and custom orders, along with the handmade jewelry I design and make on location; and that there will be many new products and beautful, unique handmade items in the shop that they won't be able to find anywhere else. All the items in the shop will also be locally made, and not mass produced. They will find truly unique and special gifts for their loved ones at the new shop this holiday season!
There will be a grand reopening on Saturday, Nov. 17, will refreshments from 3- - 6 p.m. All are welcome! New hours through the holidays will be Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.