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Get Back to Nature with Khoa Contemporary Jewellery (Local Business)


Back to Nature

Khoa Mahon’s stunning fine silver jewellery is lovingly hand-crafted and incorporates gorgeous freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. You can see Khoa’s passion for her work as she describes how each piece reflects a different occasion when she has felt connected to the earth’s natural environment. Some items are reminiscent of a leaf or a pebble, others the look of moonlight reflecting in the water or the texture of a seashell. In addition to her talent, what sets Khoa apart as an artist is her careful attention to detail, high quality craftsmanship and determination that every creation is unique and makes the wearer feel special.

Khoa’s love of crafts harks back to when she was a little girl. Knowing from a young age that she wanted to be a jewellery designer, she studied goldsmithing, silversmithing and jewellery design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD). She then went on to do her MA in Three Dimensional Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). A desire to be in control of how her very personal designs were marketed and sold, led to the decision to become an entrepreneur and run her own business.

A Passion for Craft

You can find Khoa’s beautiful creations at local craft fairs and exhibitions in the Canterbury District or, if you have an idea for a piece for yourself or a loved one, you can commission her to make a piece to order. To help promote and showcase her own work and that of other talented local artists, Khoa created “Passion for Craft”, an organisation that puts on exhibitions and pop-up craft fairs in local galleries and popular venues like the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre.  The events which provide a lovely way to while indulging yourselves with gorgeous designs, you can meet the artists to learn more about their work and purchase presents for family, friends or adding to your own accessory collection! Khoa always goes the extra mile to ensure that these events are a great experience for artists and customers alike.

Khoa and StartMyBiz Canterbury

A member of Canterbury City Council’s StartMyBiz Canterbury Project, Khoa says the Project has helped her develop her business in several different ways. A dynamic talk by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation, at an SMB Bootcamp, gave Khoa a great overview of what she needed to do to set up her business. StartMyBiz then introduced her to a friendly local accounting firm who provided her with free advice. A workshop on how to engage with potential partners and investors also proved invaluable and Khoa says she appreciates the way in which StartMyBiz and GrowMyBiz raise her business profile through their social media channels.

Get Your Own Unique Piece

There is something very special about Khoa’s jewellery and you won’t see anything like it anywhere else. So visit her website or go to a Passion for Craft event or you can find some of Khoa’s jewellery displayed for sale at The Conquest House Gallery in Canterbury and buy a unique piece that will never go out of style.

Website: http://khoa.co.uk/

Twitter: @KhoaMahon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passionforcraft

The Conquest House Gallery: https://www.artincanterbury.co.uk

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