A graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Martha Sturdy is Canadian artist and designer renowned for her sculptures and minimalistic yet sophisticated home furnishings made from resin, steel, brass and salvaged cedar. She gained international attention for her wearable sculptures in the 1970s, when the fashion world (most famously Vera Wang – the Accessories Editor for Vogue at the time) embraced her collections and soon she was featured in Vogue, Harpers & Elle Magazines under the patronage of famous photographers such as Irving Penn & Herb Ritts. Today, she continues to make home accessories but her studio has expanded to provide custom furniture and artworks to private collectors and major clients such as Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
Martha has travelled extensively in Africa and Asia which has influenced her large scale sculptures, artwork & design. As a native of Vancouver, her connection with the Pacific Northwest has fostered her sensitivity towards the natural world and her exploration of raw materials which are evident in her style which is a play on nature and the human form. Her one of a kind resin objects are coveted amongst collectors in the Sea to Sky corridor and further afield. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted and is a unique work of art.
We have worked with her studio to curate one of the largest collections of Martha Sturdy’s resin home accessories held by any retailer. We believe these iconic and rare pieces are difficult to find and are an essential accent to any designer home that is differentiated by the beautiful objects that fill it.
Martha Sturdy is an icon of British Columbia’s art history – plenty of conversations evolve around art. Own it.
Origin: Vancouver, Canada