Air & Earth Design is the contemporary jewellery brand designed by artist, Heidi von der Gathen. Hand-crafted, organic inspired elements combined with clean lines and unique finishes give Heidi’s jewellery a chic and contemporary edge. Unique, fine and quality materials paired with these sculptural forms result in work with a strong sense of femininity. These are timeless pieces that describe style rather than fashion and can be worn for years. Powerful beauty: Here is jewellery designed for women that are comfortable with themselves and enjoy creating their own, unique and personal statement.
Heidi von der Gathen received a BFA (sculpture) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a practicing artist for ten years during which she taught, exhibited, and curated in the States, Canada, EU and Japan. She went on to establish a successful career in commercial post-production culminating in a fruitful business partnership and the position of Executive Producer. Inspired by years of travel, Heidi returned to personal creative practice in late 2016. Encouraged by word-of-mouth interest and subsequent sales she founded Air & Earth Design as a registered business in January 2017. It’s been a terrific adventure so far!
SELECTED SHOWS & VENUES
Guelph Art in the Street • ArtsFest Ontario • Haliburton Arts and Craft Festival • Oakville Art in the Park • Hills of Erin Studio Tour • North of 89 Studio Tour • The Cotton Factory, Hamilton • Glen Williams Mill, Georgetown • Signatures, Ottawa • Made You Look, Toronto • The Rails End Gallery, Haliburton (coming soon) • Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville • Meta 4 Contemporary Gallery, Port Perry • The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
Dufferin Arts Council Grant 2020 • Town of Orangeville’s SBEC Award 2018 ($5000 prize) • Guelph Art in the Street: Winner Emerging Artist 2017 • Dufferin Arts Council Grant 2017 • Town of Orangeville 2015 Art & Culture Award – New Business As Co-founder of Lab Partners
Meta 4 Contemporary Gallery, February 2020 • In the Hills Magazine, Summer 2019