International Women’s Day

It’s a beautiful Saturday out in TO today, I hope that you’re able to take advantage of it!

I’m a bit late to the party, since International Women’s Day was earlier this week, but I’m still thinking about it, so this week’s post is in honour of (and a bit about) a couple of women that have inspired me over the years.

One of the earlier people to inspire me was my grade 10 biology teacher (sadly, her name escapes me, lost to the sands time, unfortunately!). She just loved biology so much, and she was always very free with her time and knowledge. Along that same theme, for a long time, Marie Curie was my hero (are you sensing a theme yet?). Best known for her work on radioactivity, and early cancer treatment, she was a female scientist in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s, in a field that was (as you might guess), almost entirely male dominated.

Nobel Prize portrait of Marie Curie

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A little more recent, and closer to jewellery, is Wendy Ramshaw, a British ceramicist, jeweller and sculptor. I’ve talked more about here before here. Apart from finding her jewellery inspiring and amazing, what I most admire is the sheer breadth of her expertise across different mediums and at completely different scales.

gates at Hyde Park (London) by Wendy Ramshaw

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Closer to home, are the awesome women that I get to work with at the Jewel Envy studio. (Just to be clear, I love working with all my colleagues at the studio, but since it’s a theme, I’ve focused on the women!) Their differences, skills and creativity continue to blow me away! I don’t know if you caught it, but there was a very nice instagram post about the ladies of the studio. If you didn’t catch it, why not head over to the @jewelenvy account and peruse the posts?

There are lots of other women that I could name, but I’m going to leave you with that today. Hopefully it has encouraged you to think about women that you admire, or are inspired by!

In any case, stay safe, and enjoy the lovely Saturday while you can.

-Robin

House of Cassady

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