If you've been following our social media channels, you'll know that we just can't stop talking about the wonderful Business Out of the Box project and all the talented local makers whose work can be found there. So: we're kicking off a series of blog posts profiling some of these incredibly skilled artists and crafters. First up? Bone and Rust jewellery, made by local artist Corey Odrach.
Corey’s beautiful handmade jewellery takes inspiration from the natural world and its cycles as well as from Hamilton’s industrial heritage. Their works combine scavenged materials such a bones and rocks with recycled leather and textiles and industrial metals like copper and steel, resulting in a hard-edged beauty that celebrates decay as a transformative state. Corey’s DIY ethos comes through in their approach to crafting their handmade pieces, which blend raw natural materials with beautiful hand-shaped organic forms.
After growing up in Mississauga and living in Toronto for a time, Corey moved to Hamilton a year ago and decided to call Barton Village their home. Corey says that they’re so thankful to have landed in the neighbourhood right when so much incredible grassroots change is happening, and they’re excited to be a part of it with Business Out of the Box.
Stop by Business Out of the Box to check out Corey's pieces, visit their Etsy shop or follow them on Instagram!