Embrace your individuality with Amy Bond’s exquisitely handcrafted jewellery collection. Jewellery pieces are small works of art, crafted by hand, never identical and always with soul. Conversation provoking, statement pieces. Striking layers of lush coloured glass not only beautiful but beg to be stroked - sensual, minimal forms, detailed textures and rich patterns. Play with your jewelry!
[ Don’t ] Stop touching your jewelry.
Amy’s study of glass began in her teens when she was mesmerised at the Corning Museum of Glass. A revelation at a small Vermont studio where she learned about a technique known as Flameworking would be the spark to start her own creative journey with Glass.
Amy attended international workshops and conferences and went on to study material arts at Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design where she majored in glass blowing. After graduation in 2001, Amy opened a brick n’ mortar studio/gallery in the recently re-developed Historic Distillery District of Toronto called TANK Jewellery. The Distillery shop was home for over a decade with business partner Jill Cribbin. Working together in an open studio provided a unique opportunity for conversation with the public and clients about the process of making and contemporary craft. Clients could easily observe artists as they worked, enhancing the experience of purchasing a handmade item from the maker.
Throughout her career, Amy has been drawn to share her love of glass as a speaker and instructor at conferences and studios internationally as well as at her own shop. At TANK, Jill and Amy used their studio to teach workshops and host international artists for specialized classes to help provide greater access to this technique within Canada.
After many years of working at her Distillery District Shop, the time came for a change after starting a family with her husband Trevor Bond. Amy currently works from a beautiful, light filled studio she built in her Toronto home. Once a year Amy opens her studio doors in Nov/Dec to invite guests and friends to shop her collection directly. Please contact Amy to be added to the guest list.
Jewellery made with pride to be worn with panache!
Starting with high quality raw materials, Amy produces each and every glass piece herself using Italian or American glass rods. Glass mingles with gold, sterling silver, and stainless steel. Pieces are constructed by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Strokes of colour tell the story of how an object was made, forms honour and reflect the beauty of our world and our experience.
All work is one-of-a-kind and will last a lifetime. Pieces are made with love, please handle with love, and common sense.
Lauded in many books and publications, Amy Bond's award winning designs have been exhibited internationally. Most recently Amy's work, part of the Alice and Louis Koch Contemporary Collection of Rings of the 20th and 21st Century, now kept at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich.