Eya Donald Greenland is the owner of Atelier Ivaan, a retail studio and gallery located in Toronto. She continues to produce by hand and the jewellery of Toronto artist Ivaan Kotulsky, whose career in metal arts ended tragically with his premature death in 2008 following a series of strokes. Click on the video below to find out how she started.
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