Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome and Introduction

We are a curio shop whose main focus is photo equipment and that means the incredible treasures we have in our Art, Design and Jewelry categories are often overlooked.

Ted Rice, our resident artist, shares his hand crafted, one of a kind, jewelry pieces that blend the heritage of the Southwest with his Buddhist interests. Each piece is created from a blend of materials old and new, each individually inspected for quality.

As a child growing up in NYC and the Hamptons, Ted assisted his mother, Margery H Rice in creating art exhibitions in the 1960s and 70s, which included rubbing elbows with interesting and creative characters such as Jackson Pollack and others.

Exiting the 1970s with a degree in art from California College of the Arts, he spent the next few decades creating, collecting and teaching. Many of his pieces have been collected by museums worldwide.

This blog will focus on books, art, jewelry and other pieces from our travels and explorations. Welcome.

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