“St. Clair presents a quirkily luxurious scrapbook of the experiences that led her to jewelry design, beginning in her junior year abroad in Italy, when she hunted down a Florentine artisan to help her make a necklace for her mother.” (New York Times)
“An illuminating memoir.” (In Style)
“With her proper private-school upbringing in Virginia, penchant forescape, and genteel-sounding name, Temple St. Clair Carr is the kind ofwoman Henry James might have immortalized as a heroine.” (Elle)
“A Renaissance woman.” (Travel and Leisure)
Working in an airy studio above the streets of New York's SoHo, Temple St. Clair draws inspiration from varied and far-flung sources: a color in a Mannerist painting, an architectural element in a Venetian church or a Kyoto temple, the shifting shades of the sea. In her designs, as in her life, she blends a modern aesthetic with a deep love of art, history, and storytelling. In combining exquisite materials and craftsmanship in an old world tradition with an independent and modern spirit of design, Temple creates distinctive jewelry for the modern woman. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.
Beautiful photographs of incredible pieces of jewelry,also some insight into the creative process!Published on August 5, 2010 by noraking
I would like to see this book reviewed by someone who is not a friend of the author. The book is expensive enough, that I would like to read an honest review of the book. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by B. Weaves