Cardsbylesley is part of the creative output by Lesley Ashton, a designer and maker living in Annapolis County. Inspired by animals, gardens, occasions and sentiments, watercolour and digital drawings make their way onto greeting cards for any and all occasions. Lesley’s other vocation is making jewellery by hand: limited edition designs, one of a kind, and custom pieces.
Making each new design is still a thrill!
Having sold my work through galleries and art events for 20 years, each piece is still made one at a time, with excitement and anticipation that others will also find joy in my artwork and products. Each greeting card has been designed and made initially in watercolour and ink and then printed, cut, scored and stuffed by me. Lesley Ashton Jewellery is made in my one person studio using silversmithing techniques with precious metals (silver, brass, copper and gold), plastic, wood, and found objects.
Inspired by my immediate surroundings, the Valley is a breath of fresh air every day, constantly fuelling my imagination. I have a degree in material arts and design, and have worked in arts education for many years while always carving out time for making art and participating in local fairs.
Special requests and custom work are always welcome – send an email with your inquiries.