the owner of Steeped in Silver, which is
a home-based business. I make silver teapots
and stone sculptures. Over the last 8 years,
my work has been sold internationally and
nationally. Truthfully, I really always
wanted to be my own boss and set up at home
where I can do whatever I want.
ancient Thule people of central and eastern
Arctic used whale ribs as roofs on their
half-buried sod houses.
started drawing when I was 8-9 years old,
pretty much on my own, but then doing it
throughout high school and that, that's
something I knew I wanted to do for the
rest of my life, and so I was just fortunate
enough to pick up something I really enjoy
a gallery here on the island, in St. Johns,
Devon House, and they've put together shows
that travel to Japan, and Russia, and Paris,
and other places. And I've had pieces go
overseas though those shows. They had one
show that went to Japan, which was at the
Canada Consulate and Prime Minister Chretien
opened up that show. So I'm rather pleased
with the way things have turned out.
biggest promotion of myself is taking advantage
of being in a certain show, or being asked
to be interviewed for a particular article.
Some pieces get more exposure than other
pieces, and value goes up by that. The
biggest expense of this business would be
the silver. A sheet runs you roughly about
$750 - $800. Out of that, I can get about
2-2 1/2 teapots.
and dustier looking carvings are deemed
is given a gift in life of some sort. Some
people find it and some people don't, and
some people die trying - it's that simple.
But you know, I think I found mine. Because
I knew for years really what I wanted to
do is what I'm doing right now.”