Stephen Dalton

Half-Baked Ideas Jewelry

"In making my watercolor paper based pieces, I feel as though I have carte blanche to create anything that strikes my fancy in a given day.  Nature, flora or fauna, is always in the forefront of my creative process.  Even my abstract pins or earrings may have their genesis in color combinations I’ve seen in my garden or those on a lizard’s back.  I’ve also always had a strong pull toward Art Deco design, which shows up more and more in my work---most recently in a line of cat jewelry."

"Working with paper, fiber, and epoxy, I feel as though the possibilities of what I can create are endless.  In fact, I often add to a twenty-year-old list of themes I’d like to incorporate into my work.  The task for me is to pick a subject or a color scheme and to make the most durable, intriguing, or fun piece of jewelry I can make."

"At art shows, or on the street, the best testimonies I hear come from my long-time customers, some for more than twenty years.  They often tell me, 'Your pieces last forever, and I get compliments every time I wear them.  And they’re so light!' "

"I believe creating whimsy is important in a world that needs lightness.  And I’m happy to do my part."

Hours:
Mon 12–5
Tues 12–5
Wed 11–5
Thurs 11–5
Fri 11–5
Sat 11–5
Sun 12–5
Address:
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.