Her work is an expression of nature, and family anecdotes combined with her academic background in industrial design and metalsmithing. Growing up in Puerto Rico, I Mina collected leaves and petals that are later used in pressed flower artwork (www.minaandujar.blogspot.com) The layers of flowers and leaves can be found in her jewelry designs.
Each piece is unique & one of a kind, though she sometimes creates multiples of specific designs. Working in sterling, fine silver, copper, and brass using traditional & non- traditional jewelry/metal working techniques, she enjoys using a variety of finishes, patinas such as ammonia or peanut oil, as well as mixed media like pebbles.
Mina’s home studio is located in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She lives with my husband, a family of deer, some raccoons, a red fox, the occasional bear, and many migratory birds.
The 12th Annual Curtis Fest will feature over 75 local artisans under the beautiful canopy of trees at Curtis Park. Artists and makers include painters, sculptors, textile artists, and wood workers. Live music, food trucks, a petting zoo, children’s fairy and a pet refreshment station makes this a great way to finish out the summer.
This free event is open to the public and followed by Music the Park from 6-8pm. Don’t forget a picnic blanket and chairs to sit on while you watch the musicians or eat your food truck tasties from Culinerdy Cruzer, Kados Asian Grill, Masa Guiseria, and Cowtown Creamery.