Sonja Picard Artist & Jewelry Designer
Visionary Canadian designer Sonja Picard has been a professional artist since 1990, and her work has been collected by private and corporate clients world-wide. In her 20 years as an artist, she has always created with the intention of conveying a message that holds a sacred meaning or symbolic significance.Sonja began her artistic journey with her first chosen medium clay and explored its variations; studio ceramics, architectural ceramics, fine art sculpture and mixed media. Sonja’s sculptures have been represented by galleries throughout North America and her art is in permanent corporate collections. She was a noted ceramic designer for a leading international giftware company.
In 1996, Sonja began a study of yogic philosophy and was inspired to create and design jewelry to honor and celebrate this knowledge:
“I wanted to create jewelry that would be more than simply a fashion statement,” says Sonja, “I felt strongly that what we wear should also touch and inspire us. I therefore set out to create jewelry that was both beautiful to wear as well as reminding us of our divine nature. Using ancient texts, symbols and Sanskrit mantras, I create what I call ‘wearable mantras’ that are artistic fusions of the contemporary and the exotic.”