There is a sunny cabin, nestled in the woods near the shore of Shallow Bay. This is the ideal home and studio for Yukon artist Lara Melnik. Primarily self taught, Lara has been making unique jewelry for many years. Her obsession with beads has driven her to create her own, using polymer clay and the ancient Italian technique of millefiori canework. She has a strong attraction to striking colours and this is evident in her recent exploration of the medium. Lara has been creating small landscapes and abstracts by blending and layering the clay. Texture, colour and relief play an important role in these scenes and three-dimensional wall sculptures. Tiny gardens and forests of whimsical mushrooms seem to “grow” right out of the wall. Lara is happy making art that puts a smile on someone’s face.

Owned In: Yukon Territories


Last Updated July 25, 2021

Made In Whitehorse, YT:

  • Canadian Art
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings

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