About

Photo taken by Rob Silverman

OStudioworks is a unique destination for art workshops taught by Nicole Ohayon and both established and emerging artists as guest instructors who have achieved significant recognition in their fields.

Whether discovering a brand new passion, refining a talent or expanding your creative repertoire, this cozy studio is a place that fosters creativity, encourages self-expression and is sensitive to the needs of the individual and to the dynamics of a group. It is a place to collaborate, comfortably stretch the boundaries of your imagination and create magnificent works! Our workshops explore many art forms, ranging from metalsmithing, fold forming, metal embossing and many other art forms.

Nicole’s work has been featured in retail outlets & museum gift shops, from the city of La Jolla’s MOCA, to boutiques in Venice Beach. She has sold her work locally and internationally. Her ‘Art To Wear’ has been used in fashion magazine photo-shoots, and can be found adorning the arms and necks of celebrities and film stars.

Nicole has been a part of L.A.’s ‘The Brewery’ arts community since 2003 and helped herself to the hands-on learning only available in a community known as ‘the world’s largest arts colony’

Nicole’s lifetime journey in art also includes;

-Metalsmithing classes at Barnsdall Art Center

-7yrs mentor association w/ Hector Fernandez of L.A.’s  ‘Made In Moon Studio’

-Studying glasswork at ‘Eagle Rock Stained Glass’

-giving private instruction to other artists in metalsmithing and glasswork

-creating and selling oil paintings, glassware, and metal etchings

 

artist’s statement

at the core of work & life

is experimentation

…experimentation w/ matter & spirit, w/ material & self

…where the alchemist would take matter;

the alchemist must also go,

from prima materia to philosopher’s stone,

from lead to gold,

from here to wisdom

…fire, water, air, acid;

all the elements transform

…then; imprint the self;

w/ markers, nail polish,

w/ resistance

…allow to dissolve,

allow chance, allow risk

…then; at the right time,

the right temperature.

that perfect point of transformation…

…all processes are unique.

…each a personal & archetypal experience.

…each piece is unique,

capturing the growth of self experimentation.

 

Located at The Brewery Artist Colony, Los Angeles