Monica O'Halloran-Schut

Sculpture establishes a relationship with the space it occupies, whether it is held in the hand or viewed from a distance. This process of communication, of relating thoughts and emotions establishes a connection between the mind and the heart.

Working in a variety of mixed-media, gold and silver, Monica’s one of a kind works have a powerful presence and speak to the originality of the artist’s unlimited creativity. Abstract themes and organic shapes combine both traditional and contemporary perspectives, well suited to corporate or residential installation.

Her recent body of work provides a new opportunity to enjoy sculptural designs in the form of wearable art jewellery, available in gold and fine silver. Along with her love for contemporary form, Monica also acknowledges her own Irish heritage and appreciation for the intricate design of the Celts. With each piece, the excellence of design and workmanship achieved by the ancient Celtic artists clearly shines through in Monica’s one of a kind, hand crafted pieces.

Croi go Lamh Studio

established in 1988, is shared with co-owner and husband David Schut, a mechanical engineering technologist by profession, but, time permitting, a musician, furniture designer / builder and skilled artist (Celtic illumination, leather work, pottery and stained glass). The words, “Croi go Lamh”, meaning “Heart to Hand” in Irish Gaelic, perfectly describe the philosophy behind the creative pursuits they have both been involved in for so many years. The studio is situated on 25 acres in Erin Township in the heart of rural Ontario. Although Toronto and the Niagara corridor are only an hour away, it is here in this pastoral setting where they find their inspiration. You are warmly invited to visit the studio and grounds by appointment.

Commissioned work is welcomed.