NEW ARRIVALS FROM GREG GEYER
The gallery has just received a new collection of jewelry from Greg Geyer who was a 2019 gallery favorite. His studio is called Mar of Santa Barbara which bears the name of his mother...Mar Marcotte...who started the company. Greg is Mar's son and the current designer and owner of Mar of Santa Barbara. His father, George Geyer, is an artist and retired art professor. His grandfather, Sueo Serisawa, was a painter; and his grandmother, Mary Serisawa, was an avid photographer. .
From the time he was a small child Greg would help his mother with simple jewelry making tasks and thus learned jewelry making much like an apprentice. Throughout high school and college, where he studied engineering and architecture, Greg’s summer job was working for Mar of Santa Barbara. He continued to work with Mar until her retirement. When you look at the clean lines and uncluttered design of Greg’s jewelry, it is easy to see the influence of both his studies in architecture and his Japanese heritage. And when you look at the construction techniques he uses, you see his engineering background. This combined with all the hands on experience Greg gained throughout his youth, and you have the essence of Mar. Working with sterling silver, gold fill, gold leaf, nu-gold, freshwater pearls, and often sea glass; Greg constructs jewelry that is contemporary and comfortable to wear. His designs are flowing and flattering to the wearer. SEE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE.