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Pre-Mother's Day Trunk Show Event
Pre-Mother’s Day Trunk Show Event

Time Out for Jewelry!

RSVP here to be entered into a drawing to win a free piece of jewelry and then join us to celebrate MOMS during our pre-Mother’s Day happy hour trunk show, an event for the whole family. Bring your mom, bring your mom self, bring your kids or leave them at home! There will be Shopping, Door Prizes, Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres and of course lots of jewelry. The gallery will be open late and we will host 6 independent artists who will share their fabulous wares. Pick up something special for yourself or your mom this year!

Friday night, May 10, 5:00-7:30pm

Featuring the following 6 Artists:


Seattle artist April Keroack combines precious metal clay with traditional metalsmithing techniques to create wonderfully macabre jewelry and sculptures. Her creations are predominantly inspired by history, literature, and haunted places.



I am an artist and educator currently living in Seattle, WA.  I am originally from Wisconsin which is where I received my BFA in metals at UW Whitewater.  I continued onto graduate school at San Diego State University. After school I made my transition to Seattle to be a part of a thriving metals community.  I teach Metalsmithing and Jewelry full time at Auburn Mountainview High School and create my own work in my private studio located in the Georgetown neighborhood.



I specialize in objects of beauty and modern-day talismans. My jewelry evokes the seasons, the passage of time, the ripples of the tides and the movement of the stars – symbolic of the journey we humans take through our years in life. I have a special fondness for classical and celtic antiquity, and its more modern counterparts in art nouveau and Victorian jewelry; and, with those, a love of Victorian-era science fiction and its recent renaissance in Steampunk, reimagining the future that never was. A little bit of history, a little bit of might-have-been. The arcane is my specialty.

I am a trained metalsmith and use sterling silver, gold, stainless steel, copper and brass; combined with gemstones and “found objects” of interest.

Each piece is beautifully wrought by hand in Seattle WA.



Samantha Slater Studio is a collection of handmade jewelry designed and created in 2017 by a South African born artist and teacher of the same name. After extensive work in the architectural field, completing her Master’s in choreography, and immigrating to the United States, she decided to launch her jewelry company as a culmination of her love of shape and movement. Her degree revealed her love of story-telling, but its impermanent nature awakened her desire to create something tangible that would be more lasting.

Each of her pieces are meticulously designed and crafted in her home studio in Ballard. She takes pride in the fact that her hands touch every piece of jewelry that leaves her studio. She uses ethically sourced materials and strives to produce affordable jewelry that will last a lifetime.



Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, I grew up surrounded by artists of all stripes. My parents always encouraged me to make things, for which I am eternally grateful. I found metalsmithing during my junior year of high school and never looked back. More than 25 years on, it still excites me.

I have been fortunate enough to study with many nationally-renown jewelers on Bainbridge and in Seattle. I also hold a BA in History and an MA in Communication. Both of which, while not directly related to metalsmithing, inform my work and life as an artisan.

When not in my studio, I chase after my kids (Calder, 4, and Nora June, 2) and read everything I can on Midcentury Modern, Danish, and Minimalist design. I also teach kid/teen jewelry and metalsmithing classes at Danaca Design. Though my ability to travel to art fairs has been limited recently, I still participate in local events such as the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, Best of the Northwest, and Bellevue Arts Fair.



Vicky Zomenou, started learning metalsmith techniques and art jewelry in Athens, Greece around  2006.  She also took free-hand painting lessons for 4 years. Vicky originally studied Computer Science and Technology Management. In 2015 she moved to Seattle with her family and made the decision after 25 years in the corporate world to escape and dedicate her energy and time on what she loved most. She created Porpe Artifacts, a handmade jewelry business based in Sammamish. Vicky’s goal is to create unique designed jewelry for the people who love artistic objects with a story. Her work is more sculptural due to her Greek origins and she loves to incorporate unexpected materials such as stones, silk, wood, glass, etc due to her love for contemporary design.

Join our event on Facebook: TIMEOUT FOR JEWELRY!

More details: http://wp.danacadesign.com/events/timeout-for-jewelry/

Hope to see you there!