Hi guys! This is the weekly Friday story about a jeweler.
There is a funny story about how I met Pilar, a kind of a magic coincidence. I was talking to one of my friends (very far from jewelry, he actually has a very popular jazz podcast and we dance tango together) about my jewelry projects and he said: “Oh, you know what? I know a jewelry artist, we met long ago at some event, here is her site. When you meet her, say hi from me”. And sent me the link to Pilar’s site. I had to say hi from him THE NEXT DAY! I simply saw her at the Salon des métiers d’art! Can you imagine?
First, when I saw, I was attracted by her colourful minimalistic pieces (I love this style, you know already :)) And then simply saw the name of the kiosk.
So, meet Pilar.
Pilar Agueci is a Goldsmith making contemporary jewellery in her bright Montreal studio.
Growing up in a professional metal shop has influenced her technique, as well as her choice of tools and materials. Her experience is exhibited in the quality of her work combined with her use of nonconventional finishes.
The development of her pieces is rooted in the fundamental principles of design. Pilar strives to embrace a variety of new techniques and learn their distinctive qualities.
Pilar has a Bachelor of Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU). Following graduation, Pilar was Resident Artist at the Glasgow School of Art. She studied with renowned contemporary jeweller Ruudt Peters, and at institutions such as Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School. Her technical skills were refined through her work with notable contemporary jewellers, most recently Janis Kerman.
Of course, I could know pass by and got this wonderful Moon bracelet for myself. Pilar does have style, you know.
Price range: earrings from $40, bracelts from $75, necklaces from $105.
Photos and information from Pilar Agueci