Kenna McCall

By December 19, 2022 No Comments

"My name is Kenna McCall and I am a jewellry artist and my media are gemstones
and silver. I design and create gemstone art jewellery under the brand TerrAdore
Art Jewellery. I am a lapidarist (gem cutter), silversmith as well as an art jewellery
designer. I specialize in Canadian stones and rare, single source stones that are not
commonly used in jewellery. I have dug/collected the rough gem material myself
or I ethically source it from other lapidarists/prospectors that I know and trust.
After assessing and preparing the rough material, I cut and polish the stones into
unusual shapes guided by the pattern within the stone. I try to keep the focus on the
gemstone and highlight the natural art and beauty it presents throughout the design
process (TerrAdore means love the earth). My designs are considered
contemporary and are inspired by the mid-20 th Century Modernist and Brutalist
artistic design traditions, particularly those from Scandinavia and Montreal,
Canada. I use traditional and ancient methods of jewelry making, including Viking
Knit which hasn't changed since the Vikings used it to make adornments and