Friday, 22 November 2013

The Three Sisters Who Made Doulton Ceramics World Famous

It's rare enough to find three sisters who share the same talent for ceramic artistry. But what are the odds against finding three who could work together in the same studio and often on the same object?
It's also pretty rare to find a pot bearing proof that all three have each played their part in producing. But, fortunately for collectors of Doulton stoneware ceramics by Hannah, Florence and Lucy Barlow, they turn up occasionally and the joy of discovery hooks another victim like the owner of the pieces illustrated here.

More common are vases which bear the monogram signatures of two out of the three Barlows. Most usually it's Hannah, noted for her incised animals, and Florence, who was particularly successful at painting birds and foliage.

In truth, both artists were adept at decorating Doulton stoneware with animals and birds, but such was their contentment at working together, they made a pact to stick to their respective subjects. And together they drew the accolades from an adoring public.

Hannah Barlow was the first woman artist to be employed by Henry Doulton, joining the company's Lambeth studios in South London in 1871. Like many of her fellows, she was a former pupil of John Sparkes, the principal of Lambeth School of Art and a close friend of Doulton, who helped her obtain the job.

It was probably her talent for drawing animals that got her noticed. It was a talent that was well suited to the ceramic medium.

She used a technique known as sgraffito, a term derived from the Italian for "scratched", which involved applying incised designs with a needle-like tool. The area was then brushed with a coloured stain, usually blue, which found its way into the cuts and, after firing, made the shapes stand out more obviously.

Inspiration for her animal studies came from regular visits to London zoological gardens and her own private zoo at her country home which was said to be home for 100 animals.

In 1876, five years after joining Doulton, she lost the use of her right hand, some reports blaming the constant handling of wet clay. However, undaunted, she set about learning to decorate with her left hand and became just as competent as before. She retired in 1913.

Like her sister, Florence also attended the Lambeth School of Art and joined Hannah at Doulton in 1873. However, despite being a competent exponent of the sgraffito technique, Florence's forte was ceramic painting.

She used a technique known as pâte sur pâte, literally body on body, which involved building up layer after layer of translucent slip to achieve a decoration that stands in relief from the surface of the object.

Supreme patience and delicacy of brushwork was needed to obtain the desired result, but Florence was probably Doulton's finest master of the technique. She was particularly successful at using various coloured bodies to obtain light and shade in her painting, a technique well suited to birds in flight. Florence retired in 1909.

Lucy Barlow is perhaps the least well known of the three sisters, having worked at Lambeth for only three years from 1882 to 1885. Little has been published about her role in her sisters' studio, and her more unkind critics described her as having had only a minor talent.

However, examples of stoneware exist that bear the monogram marks of all three, from which it can be deduced that Lucy was kept busy applying the fancy ribbed and lobed borders inside which Hannah and Florence practised their skills.

Once seen and identified, the Barlow monograms are easily recognisable. Hannah's looks like two letter 'B's back to back; Florence's spells 'FEB' and Lucy's has 'A' and 'B' joined by the upright of an elongated letter 'L'.

Visit an auction sale that issues a catalogue telling you what's what or a reputable dealer who knows the difference. In either case the goods can be handled and you'll soon find you're able to tell one from the others.

But don't think it was only the Barlow girls who could decorate pots. Brother Arthur was at least as important as his sisters, but ill-health cut short his Doulton career to a mere eight years when he died in 1879. Consequently, examples of his work - they bear a monogram that looks like a capital 'A' in a spin - are extremely rare and sought after.

Unlike his sisters, he concentrated on depicting flowers and foliage in highly naturalistic form, using a combination of carving, incising and modelling. He was a mere 34 when he died.

Holistic Remedies for Gout That You Can Try at Home

Holistic remedies for gout have become increasingly popular due to the greater awareness among sufferers of the negative side effects caused by medications traditionally used to treat this disease. For example, Allopurinol, which is used to manage the disease and prevent gout attacks, can cause diarrhea, hair loss, nausea, stomach upset and indigestion. Indomethacin, which is used to break up excess uric acid crystals in the blood that can trigger an attack, damages the stomach linings over time, requiring people who take this medication to also take a stomach medication to fight the damage. Steroids such as Prednisone which are used to treat severe gout attacks can cause anxiety and depression, as well as vomiting and headaches.

Non-Drug Treatments For Gout

One of the best holistic remedies for gout is to take preventive measures by modifying your diet. For example, since gout attacks are connected to high uric acid content in the blood, you should reduce your consumption of foods with high protein content such as red meat and organs such as liver, heart and kidney. You should also cut back on alcoholic beverages, including beer, since these are made from yeast and hinder your body from removing excess uric acid. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables as these foods will help prevent uric acid buildup, as well as drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day to help your kidneys eliminate uric acid.

Another of the most highly recommended holistic remedies for gout is a regular low-impact aerobic exercise routine that works out the joints without putting undue stress on them. One of the best exercises for those who suffer from gout is swimming, as this puts no pressure on your joints. Brisk walking is also a good exercise for gout sufferers. Just make sure that the exercises are performed consistently and that you do not overdo it to ensure that you do not worsen your condition.

Finally, here are some simple holistic remedies for gout that you can try at home to help alleviate the pain.

  • Soak your feet in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes every night before you go to bed, this can help to improve the blood flow around the feet and prevent the formation of new urate crystals. Do NOT apply crushed ice pack on the affected area! This is because lower temperature increases the probability of uric acid crystallization.
  • Avoid stress as this can trigger gout attacks. Practice mediation and other de-stressing techniques to help you cope with stress.
  • Baths with Epsom salts can help reduce joint swelling associated with gout. Soak your feet in hot water with dissolved Epsom salts (the water should be as hot as you can tolerate) twice a day and take full-body Epsom salt baths thrice a week when suffering from a gout attack and twice a week once the attack has passed.

Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Yoga Lovers

Let's face it. The more people get into yoga, the less they care about "things." Following the Yamas, or moral codes of the eight-fold path to inner peace, means contemplating Aparigraha, the idea that you should limit your possessions to only those that are necessary or important. So what should gift-giving people do during the holiday season? Why not try one of these yogi-friendly ideas.

Look for eco-friendly 

1) A stylish, re-usable bag in a bold pattern. Bonus: bags from Envirosax are washable too. (Do you know how germy grocery carts are?)

2) A sturdy, refillable water bottle that doesn't leak for easy toting to the yoga studio. Gaiam has a nice selection.

3) Natural skin care products, especially body oils, which are a big part of Ayu rvedic skin care. I like the Rose Hips Organic Body Oil from Naya Organics.

Do something from your heart

4) Make a "gift certificate" for a homemade vegetarian feast, a weekend of pet sitting or a date for tea.

5) Treat their tired muscles to Padme Bath Salts, created by a massage therapist.

6) Anything with an OM symbol on it. Ditto Ganesh or Buddha. Satya Jewelry makes beautiful pieces.

Support their yoga practice 

7) Namapsray® Yoga Mat Cleaner to de-funkify their yoga mat. Natural essential oils take the stink out, an especially good thing for "hot" yoga practitioners. (Bikram or CorePower, for example.)

8) A blank journal for recording observations gleaned from yoga retreats is sure to please. offers hand-made books from the serious to the silly.

9) A candle for meditation. Bonus: Magic Fairy Candles sells hand-poured candles that, when burned, melt to create body oil for a massage or moisturizer.

10) And because yoga makes you pay serious attention to your feet--quality, non-toxic nail polish for pedicures. Priti is the one of the best eco-friendly brands out there. Priti (rhymes with pretty) also means love in Sanskrit.

Kids Party Tips From Ages 1 to 10

Planning a kids party is all about great ideas. So take advantage of the list I've put together below! Be sure to take a look at all the ages as many of the tips will work for any kids party!

1st Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Elmo, Farm Animals, Abby Caddaby, One Is Fun, Lady Bug

2) Bubble Machine instead of live entertainment - toddlers love bubbles.

3) Keep the party short. 1 1/2 hours is the max for a kids party at this age.

4) If there is only babies at the party then they can't play party games but the adults can so have a couple of party games for the adults. You'll have everyone laughing.

5) Of course you will take plenty of pictures of the birthday boy/girl and guests but don't forget to take pictures of the decorations and cake. It's a good idea to take pictures of both before the party starts. You want evidence of all that hard work!

2nd Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Yo Gabba Gabba, Cupcake Party, Little Einstein, Circus, Unicorn

2) Music - Kids love music at this age. Play popular toddler music that they will recognize (Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog from the Mickey Mouse Club, the theme music to Little Einstein, Sesame Street song) and watch the kids dance!

3) Keep the party short. 2 hours is the max.

4) Plan the party around your child's temperament. If your child is a bit shy then invite a few relatives and keep it simple. If your child is a party animal and loves attention then invite friends and family.

5) Play simple games like Simon Says, Ring Around the Rosie and duck duck goose.

3rd Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Hot Wheels, CARs - The Movie, Backyardigans, Go Diego, Dora the Explorer

2) Get your child involved. Let him pick the theme or help make invitations. At this age children love to be helpful.

3) Get the timing right - An early to mid afternoon party is fine. By late afternoon the tots are usually getting cranky.

4) Entertainer - At this age you can consider live entertainment. Some good choices are a puppet show, magician, balloon modeling or a face painter.

5) Another great birthday party idea is dress up! Kids love to dress up at this age. Provide an area with some old clothes the tots can play in. They will love this activity.

4th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Dinosaur Friends, Fire Fighter, Princess Party, Mickey Mouse Club, Madagascar

2) Plan in Advance - Today's children have busy schedules. Between the various classes and play dates some kids are booked months in advance. Therefore be sure to give the parents of your child's closest friends the date of the party well in advance.

3) Craft projects - At this age kids are able to take direction and participate in craft projects. Here's one fun idea - Have an Art show! Provide an area with craft supplies such as stickers, glitter, crayons, markers, paint (washable), glue, construction paper, pipe cleaners and anything else they can use to create a masterpiece. Hang their artwork and have an art judging. Award a prize to each child for something unique pertaining to their art such as best use of color, best drawing of a tree and so on.

4) Kids love parades and what could be more fun than participating in their own parade. Have the kids form their own parade by providing musical instruments (drums, maracas, bells, etc.) and streamers. Have the kids march around the party area singing popular kids songs or the birthday song!

5) Kids at this age (actually any age) have lots of energy. Be sure to have enough activities planned to keep them busy.

5th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Buzz Lightyear, Wizard of Oz, Crafts Party, Pirate Party, Scooby Doo

2) Since your child is in school now you can plan a celebration at school as well as a party at home.

3) For a school party bring cupcakes (note, some schools will only allow store bought food items). Pass out a small goodie bag for each child containing candy and a small toy.

4) For a home party have the children make jewelry out of pasta. Have the kids paint pasta (any pasta with a hole in it will work). When it's dry they can thread yarn through the pasta and wear it!

5) Make sure you get your child's input when it comes to planning the party. At this age your child will be thrilled to see their ideas incorporated into the party.

6th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Gymnastics, Karate, Cheer Party, Nascar, Space Mission Party

2) At this age you may want to consider an all boy or all girl kids party. After the age of 5 girls usually want to do different activities from boys. It's not necessary to have a gender specific party but it can make the planning a bit easier.

3) At this age you can consider having a destination kids party. Kids love parties at fun locales like indoor playgrounds, gymnastics studio, karate studio or Build a Bear.

4) If you're having a kids party at home and the weather permits consider a party rental such as a bounce house or ball pit. Kids at this age can spend hours bouncing or playing in a ball pit.

5) Party games are of course a must try a treasure hunt, hot potato, musical chairs or a relay race. Check out these games as well:

7th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Slumber Party, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Tea Party

2) A 7th birthday party seems to mark a milestone in maturity for kids; they can no longer be looked at as babies. So, if you're going to have a big celebration this is the birthday to do it. Prior to 7 they are too young to truly appreciate it, but this year they will.

3) Consider having a girls slumber party. Provide activities such as makeovers, doing their nails or Barbie playtime. Allow them to eat junk food and watch a pre-teen movie.

4) For the boys consider having a superhero party. Have the guests dress up as their favorite superhero and provide activities based around Spiderman, Batman, Superman, etc.

5) Party rentals are always a hit such as the bounce house, ball pit, pony rental or a mini put put course.

8th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Bowling, Barbie, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Skateboard

2) This is the only age you can plan a figure eight party! Make a figure eight cake - Take 2 round cakes and cut the center out using a glass (frozen cakes work best). Put the 2 cakes together to form a figure eight. Have the party at a skating rink where the kids can practice figure eight skating.

3) A destination party is a good idea at this age as well. Consider American Girl, Dave and Busters or Bowling.

4) Throw a crafts party. Provide all sorts of crafts for the kids to do it can be as simple as building with clay or Legos or painting pictures to jewelry making and model building. Have several different activities so the kids can move around. Be sure to have help with supervision, it can get hectic.

5) Remember to be enthusiastic with every activity and play lots of music. Your enthusiasm will get the kids excited about any activity and music always gets them going!

9th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Star Wars, Glamour Girls, Hawaiian Luau, Harry Potter, Transformers

2) If you have a budding cowboy or girl try a Horse Round Up Party. Provide the kids with bandanas or cowboy hats when they arrive, serve western food such as bbq chicken or burgers western style. Have a pony ride at your house or if possible take the kids to a stable.

3) Here are some unique ideas for live entertainment - caricature artist, karaoke, a water slide, Hip Hop or country singer, costumed characters, kids comedian, impersonator (such as a Hannah Montana impersonator), temporary tattoo artist (asks the parents first), ventriloquist, airbrush t-shirt artist, live animals.

4) Cupcake decorating is a fun activity for kids. Provide already cooked cupcakes along with the fixin's such as frosting (a couple different flavors), sprinkles, candy and writing gel. Allow the kids to decorate the cupcakes and then they get to eat their creations!

5) Girls love to play grown up at this age so have a tea party for the girls. Either find a locale that has tea time or do it at your house. Tell the girls in the invitation to dress up and then serve tea and finger sandwiches with the crust cut off. Discuss the ritual behind drinking tea such as putting your pinkie up!

10th Birthday
1) Popular Kids Party Themes - Hanah Montana, Twighligt, Wizards of Waverly Place, American Idol, Jonas

2) This is an ideal age to celebrate your child's birthday at an amusement park. Invite a few friends. The kids are going to be old enough or tall enough to get on many of the rides. And most of the kids probably have experienced an amusement park by now and know what to expect.

3) Plan a chocolate party. What kid doesn't love chocolate? A chocolate party is simple to plan because everything is chocolate such as chocolate birthday cake, chocolate, favors, chocolate treats, chocolate fondue or even a chocolate fountain.

4) A great place to get favors for girls at this age is Claires or any similar accessory store. You can pick up tons of inexpensive accessories such as clips, barrettes and jewelry.

5) Plan a girly party for your daughter. A girly party would entail manicures and pedicures along with snacks and a fun girly movie such as the Princess Diaries. Have a couple of games or Barbie playtime and your daughter will love it!

Feng Shui For Commercial Property

Anything with four walls and a ceiling is regarded as a "house" type in feng shui terminology. Of course, there are some major differences between what can be regarded as balanced for a home, but not good for a business. In the last couple months, I had a particularly colorful list of commercial clients, which I thought my newsletter subscribers might find interesting.

To know that these kinds of enterprises sought the services of a feng shui consultant might peek your interest in some of the special applications of feng shui theory.

Shopping Center: A Shopping Center has many layers to consider, starting with its positioning within a community, the natural landscape, and connecting streets. The parking lot's dimensions and points of entry are also important. The whole complex can be viewed as one big entity and each store can be evaluated on its own terms. The location of each store's entrance and the positioning of cash registers are all very telling in how well or how poorly the businesses do in comparison to each other.

Recording Studio: A recording studio is dark by definition. Where it is within a larger building and the areas where people spend most of their time is similar to many other businesses. But the product which comes out of the studio is the music itself. Classical feng shui practitioners know that the "4 star" is associated with music and creativity, so that is one area that should be activated in the recording studio. Water activates the 4 wood energy and it is always challenging trying to incorporate a fountain if it's close to electronic equipment. A few years back I took a look at the Village Recording Studio in West Los Angeles. Without knowing anything about the history of this building, I showed them where the most positive and prosperous area naturally was. As it turned out, that was the studio which generated the biggest selling records, including those of my all-time favorite band, Steely Dan.

Restaurant: The kitchen is a crucial area for the success of a restaurant and in the last month I evaluated one well-known successful establishment, as well as a new restaurant still in the design phase. If there is a bar, I recommend that it also be placed in one of the more prosperous energy fields, but a bar can also do well in a lousy area. It can lure people to the sad and lonely areas where they can drink their emotions away and still be a money-maker for the restaurant.

Furniture and Stage Prop Store: It's always fun to use a store's inventory as feng shui remedies. I have done this with clients many times over with success. As an example, if a certain part of the store needs the metal element, then that is where they can display furnishings made of wrought iron, copper, brass, or bronze. Furniture and various items of décor can be positioned to manipulate the chi flow through the space and usually there is a lot of freedom of where the owner's consultation desk can go.

Jewelry Store: Any items for sale, whether it be high-priced hair products in a salon or diamonds in a jewelry store can be positioned in areas where customers are most likely to stand and feel good about splurging on themselves. This is also the type of business where security must be a priority. Weakening the "3 robbery"star wherever it happens to be in the store is an automatic part of the consultation.

Real Estate Agent's Office: Over the years, many real estate agents have become my clients and a few have become friends. Even though it is sometimes a conflict of interest for a realtor to recommend a feng shui consultant, you can bet that these folks want to have their own homes and offices "feng-shuied" so that their own money luck improves and they will sell more properties. Real estate is an "earth" type business so sometimes there are special applications to enhance their "earth" luck.

Retirement Home: Most of us don't get a great feeling when we think about Retirement Homes, especially with more and more information leaking out about elder abuse and neglect in these facilities. But The El Descanso Retirement Home in Covina, California is a major exception. Here, the owners Joseph and Clemencia Bousheri are like two resident angels who keep the Home immaculate, cheerful, and Joseph is personally making freshly squeezed juice and healthy meals for all the residents. They were very interested in enhancing and maintaining good feng shui of their Retirement Home, not just for their own business goals, but also for the health benefit of their clientele.

Private Investigator: By definition, what a private investigator does and researches is of a legal matter. In some respects, his office will be treated similarly to a lawyer's office. Virtually no business owner wants to attract legal problems, except those who are in the position to correct or expose those problems.

Catering Company: Food and fashion companies can benefit greatly when they have over-all good aspects for making money, but particularly when the "4 artistic star" gets stimulated. This is a type of energy that exists in every building, but being able to access it wherever it happens to be is part luck, part design, and part feng shui enhancement.

One of my most unlikely clients was last summer, with a follow up annual visit early this year. In case you think that only New Age types employ feng shui, I did a consultation for a company that rents male and female strippers! (And I hope that's all they do!)

Their whole office needed a feng shui and design makeover, with tangible results in increased business soon thereafter. Classical feng shui practitioners reading this will appreciate knowing that the entrance to their business is a 4-7 energy.

(This is code for the invisible chi that resides in that location, based on when the building was built and its compass direction.) The 4 energy is sometimes associated with sexual activity and scandal. The 7 energy is sometimes associated young, pretty flirtatious girls, the breasts, and the mouth. Need I say more?

Brilliant Bracelets for Every Day Wear

Nothing sets your style better than a bracelet. It's that extra piece of jewelry that shows you care about your appearance. And while they are lovely, they can also take a beating as you use your arms throughout the day. So you need to find bracelets that can reflect your style and also hold up to everyday wear.

And if you're going to wear them often, you need to find bracelets at a price you can afford. Here are some brands and the bracelets they design that fit the bill:

925 Fusion
In touch with the latest trends, 925 Fusion jewelry looks high end, but is quite affordable due to the way the company creates its individual pieces of jewelry. Its bracelets are formed of 18 karat gold or platinum plating over sterling silver. The result is an expensive look, but at a much lower price. Because of the quality of the materials used in the jewelry, you will never look or feel like you're wearing anything less than the best.

The eight-inch diamond cut beaded flex bracelet is a stellar piece that you will want to wear every day. This flexible, tubing style bracelet is available in three diamond cut finishes: black rhodium, 18 karat yellow gold or 18 karat rose gold - all plated over sterling silver. And the plating is a luscious 40 mm thick. The bracelet secures with a magnetic clasp. It is made in Italy.

Dazzling is the only way to describe the 925 Fusion four-row Byzantine bracelet. Four lengths of Byzantine chain are linked together to form one rich bracelet. Each link is 18 karat gold plated over sterling silver. It comes in 7½-inch or 8-inch lengths. It too is secured by a powerful magnetic clasp.

You will know a Belita bracelet by its fabulous sparkles, created by the fine simulated Brilliante diamonds. The "Platinum Embraced" collection is actually platinum plated over sterling silver. Combine that finish with Brilliante diamonds and you have the making of some beautiful jewelry.
The 6¾- or 7½-inch Wave Cuff Bracelet is a good example of the beautiful jewelry Belita creates. This modern translation of the classic cuff bracelet includes 309 round cut, 1.25 to 2.00 mm Brilliante simulated diamonds in a pave setting. The wave design of the bracelet keeps the piece shimmering. The total Brilliante weight is approximately 12.57 carats.

The Channel Set Tennis Bracelet is a classic design interpreted by Belita. It is a single length of princess cut 3 mm Brilliante simulated diamonds in channel settings. It comes in 6½-, 7¼- and 8-inch lengths, with the number of simulated diamonds varying by length. The 6½-inch length has a total of 51 stones; the 7¼-inch length and 8-inch length both have 61 stones. The bracelet fastens with a slide insert clasp and safety catch.

Design Studio Silver from Bali
The design of these pieces is inspired by nature and world history. You will find in this collection intricate carvings, rich semi-precious gems and luxurious sterling silver. The bracelets in this collection are perfect if you're looking for jewelry with more of a world view on life.
The Butterfly Cuff Bracelet, measuring 6½ inches around, is made of oxidized sterling silver. It is embossed with two butterflies in the center, with an embossed circular border on both edges. The minimum weight is approximately 40.8 grams of sterling silver.
If you like jewels set in oxidized sterling silver, you will love this 8-inch multi gemstone bracelet. It includes an abundance of gemstones, including:
one rectangle 14 x 7mm yellow quartz
one rectangle 10 x 5mm amethyst
one oval 16 x 8mm amethyst
one cushion 10 x 10mm citrine
one square 4 x 4mm peridot
one round 3 x 3mm citrine
one pear cut 14 x 10mm blue topaz
one triangle 8 x 8mm citrine
one round cut 8 x 8mm peridot
The total quartz weight is 4.50 carat, the total amethyst weight is 6.19 carats, the total citrine weight is 4.83 carats, the total peridot weight is 2.30 carats and the total topaz weight is 3.10 carats. The oxidized silver is accented with 18 karat yellow gold. It measures 8 inches long and it fastens with a toggle clasp.

Ed Hardy
Even tattoo-artist Ed Hardy has laid down his pallet of colors and tried his hand at working in metal. His 7½-inch, stainless steel charm bracelet features just one charm of color: a round cut, 6 mm red simulated diamond in a bezel setting for a spark of color among the other seven stainless steel charms. The other charms are typical of Ed Hardy styles. They are fashioned into a key, skull, heart, lock and the famous Ed Hardy signature. Adding a bracelet to your look is a great idea. With the affordable designs highlighted here, you can have brilliant style at an affordable price.

Robert Lee Morris Jewelry Is Inspiring Wearable Art

A fashion icon in his own right, Robert Lee Morris is no stranger to the good things in life. That's why the designs for his jewelry are so elegant and stylish.

Robert Lee Morris helped shape the jewelry design scene when he made alluring crystals, metals and stones complement the clothes that Calvin Klein and Donna Karan made. He is a very prolific designer, designing at least twelve collections a year.

Robert Lee Morris is an enigma; he is a son of the world. He gets his ideas from tribal patterns, nature, medieval armor and archeology. That was his major interests, after all he is an archeology and arts graduate.

His works are not very loud; they are usually organic. He works on everything, from gold to copper, from corals to amethysts. His designs though, even if a bit elitist, are just accessible as well, both aesthetically and financially speaking.

A ring designed by Robert Lee Morris is considered as a greatly valued piece of jewelry that is known for its intricate yet subtle design. He designs jewelry that lights up the body as well as nurtures the soul. His distinctive body of work mirrors the jewelry as a wearable piece of art.

Robert Lee Morris' collections include the following:

Graduated Oval Link Bracelet - this is a sterling silver bracelet that includes three graduated oval links.

Buttercup Ring - this is a sterling silver ring has a diameter of ¾ inches. It is available in sizes six, seven and eight.

Smeared Lips Earrings - from the Andy Warhol Collection, this earrings is on earwires and measures 1.25 inches in length. You can even read an engraved quote on the back.

Studio Watermelon Seed Sterling/Brass - Sterling silver and brass watermelon seed-shaped stations that shine together with a necklace with rolo chain design, with the drop at the middle. It has a distinctive design, which allows you to wear the necklace in three different ways - as a single strand, as a Y necklace or even layered.

Robert Lee Morris has developed different pieces that have his own signature forms that can be recognized by everyone and every collection seizes the elegance and strength of liquid geometry. Due to his professional connections and shared efforts, Robert became one of the most influential accessory and jewelry designers in America.