This month Pluff Mudd Art celebrates the art of jeweler Peggy Carvell. Peggy’s beautiful, imaginative, glamorous, fun and funky jewelry is sure to delight.
Even as a child, Peggy was drawn to delicate and sparkly objects. Jewelry design and fabrication skills came naturally to her. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1974, she took a position as an apprentice with master jeweler Don Crawley in Lexington, KY. After several years there, she opened her own studio gallery, showing her work and others, in Lexington, KY, then in Gulf Port, FL.
Peggy has won numerous awards for design and had photographs of her work in ModernJeweler, the prestigious magazine in the jewelry industry. Since moving to Port Royal in 2001 she opened a jewelry studio on Craven Street in Beaufort, and was an artist in residence at Art Works, operated by the Arts Council of Beaufort County.
“My work has sustained me through much of life’s ups and downs,” says Peggy. “Jewelry design is an expression from my heart out to the world. My hope is it touches your heart, too.”
On March 14 you are invited to a Jewelry Re-Design Consultation Event from 11 to 3 at the Gallery. Bring your Mom’s vintage jewelry, and Grandmas pearls and brooches. Don’t forget those old watches and cuff links from Grandpa. Peggy will take your old jewelry pieces from the past and redesign them into something wonderful you’ll want to wear every day. This is a great way to pass on heirlooms for family members to enjoy.
Please preregister for the event to reserve a time slot by calling or texting Peggy at 843-597-1071. Then gather up all those bangles and beads gathering dust in a drawer, and bring them to Pluff Mudd on March 14. Peggy will show you how to give new life to your treasures.
Spring Fling Arts Weekend, April 19 - 21
MayFest, Saturday, May 11
The Story of the Piano
In 2016, Vickie Jourdan contributed her painting skills to the HHSO League’s fundraiser for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
“PianoPalooza” consisted of six pianos donated to the HHIPC and painted by local artists. The pianos were displayed around town, then were moved March 1 to the Art League of Hilton Head gallery where they were available for bidding at silent auction.
A number of our Pluff Mudd partners pooled some funds, bid on, and won Vickie’s piano. It now graces our front porch, delighting many of our customers who sit and play and (sometimes) sing!
Another award for Pluff Mudd: In 2016, local newspaper, the Sun Today, named us "Most Eclectic Gallery". The prior year, the Sun Today, named us "Best Gallery" in their poll. For two years in a row (2014 and 2013), the Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards, named Pluff Mudd as "Favorite Art Gallery in Bluffton". We've also received the Best of Bluffton awards (Bluffton Today, 2012 and 2014) as the "most eclectic gallery"! Can there be a more fun place to shop for art? Visit us next time you're in Bluffton and see why Pluff Mudd is a perennial favorite!
Visit us and see why people in the lowcountry love Pluff Mudd!