One-of-a-kind jewellery pieces and sculptures in precious metals
are our specialty. The entire creative process from design to manufacture
takes place in our Main Street studio. So we can guarantee that
your custom work of art is unique and totally your own.
Curiosity prompted the American-born David Ashley to travel
up the Alaska Highway on his motorcycle more than 25 years
Impressed with the territory’s beauty, David decided
to stay even though he was uncertain about making a living
as a jeweller in the Yukon.
David cannot remember a time when he was not interested
in twisting and molding metal to make works of art. After refining
skills at the Philadelphia College of Art, David worked as
a production goldsmith.
Soon after arriving in the Yukon, he found employment
in a Whitehorse jewelry store. He has worked as an artist and jeweller
community ever since. The mural he created for the Visitor
and his metal sculptures in other public buildings prove David’s
versatility as an artist.
In special exhibits held at their Whitehorse studio,
David and fellow artist and business partner, Cheryl Rivest, showcase
ar art. In their Bug Show and Oceans Show the artists drew
on ancient techniques and themes from the natural world.
Raised in the beautiful lakeside community of Atlin, B.C., Cheryl
found her calling as an artist early in life. Her studies began
at Yukon College where she received her goldsmithing certification.
During her career as a goldsmith Cheryl has continued to develop
her artistic vision and goldsmithing skills through Master classes
and international seminars.
A self-described “perfectionist”.
Cheryl is inspired by history and distant cultures and expresses
these image using techniques such as Photoetching, Estruscan
Gold Granulation and Japanese Mokumegane.
Teaching courses for Yukon college and workshops
within the community gives Cheryl an opportunity to pass on here
knowledge to others
while deepening her own understanding of the jeweller’s art.
Cheryl draws upon her experience working with gold
and here placer industry contacts when acquiring the Goldsmith’s inventory
or certified natural gold nuggets. Often her suppliers are miners
she has known all her life.