Karen Rowe

Accountant by day, silversmith and lapidary artist by night (and weekends), Karen couldn’t believe her good fortune to be able to partner with Valeria in Stairway Studio!  Karen loves to create one-of-a-kind custom pieces for friends and family to cherish.  Charities have also benefited from Karen’s skills with unique works for fundraising auctions.

Originally from Newfoundland, Karen has called Victoria home since 1992.  Memories of “The Rock” and the beauty of Vancouver Island provide constant inspiration for Karen’s work.

Karen has taught basic silversmithing and lapidary for a local organization and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise.  Karen is always looking to expand her skills and acquire new techniques.  She looks forward to retirement from her day job when she can focus fully on her true passion - jewellery arts.