Taught early, Jessika Gerondale grew up crafting from whatever was lying around and was taught to be resourceful, both out of necessity and to not be wasteful.
“I enjoy using reclaimed materials for a few reasons. It’s more important now than ever to reduce our waste and the human impact on our planet. Creatively, I enjoy taking inspiration from the materials, rather than the particular medium or technique. I love finding vintage and other discarded items and figuring out ways to give them new life through paper craft, mixed media collage and assemblage, mosaic, embroidery or whatever I feel would be the best way to show off the discarded objects. I love the challenge of using as much reclaimed material as possible while not limiting the ways I create with them.”
Jessika uses old paper items to create refillable notebooks, origami style paper bows and gift tags (both reusable), small batch and limited runs of wearable art ( earrings, pins) and mixed media collage/framed art mounted to mismatched plated collected at estate sales and second hand shops.
Jessika Gerondale and Rags & Bones are at Table 18.