In celebration of the 30th annual Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Store will present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, March 18, through Sunday, March 23, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
Tuesday's featured artisan is Philippa Roberts. Born in South Africa to a jewelry-making family, Roberts has been creating fine jewelry in the Bay Area since 1994. What started as a small, hopeful business has developed into a large design studio in the Piedmont district of Oakland. Philippa’s signature look combines simple, organic shapes with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clear, blue, and green stones in many of her pieces.