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silver chic

May 1, 2015


Kaminer Haislip wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth. But she creates stunning silver spoons, teapots and more in her South Carolina studio.

The company: Founded in 2005, Kaminer Haislip, Designer + Silversmith is located in downtown Charleston at Redux Contemporary Art Center.

The artist: Originally from Aiken, SC, Haislip grew up in her family’s hardware and appliance business, and her grandmother collected silver. The exposure and experiences influenced her interest in sculpture and art jewelry. After high school, Haislip went on to earn fine arts degrees from Winthrop University, where she studied with Alfred Ward, an internationally acclaimed English silversmith.

The main goods: Functional and contemporary-styled silver objects, such as bowls, vases, serving spoons, Christmas ornaments and baby gifts (love the baby rattle, shown below). Also jewelry pieces in silver and gold.

What’s popular: Silver Nest Bowls ($200 to $325) for wedding gifts.

Other favorites: Serving spoons, bar accessories (like bourbon bottle tags), and appetizer serving pieces ($100 to $500). Also baby spoons and cups ($100 to $300). Another hit: earrings ($85 to $140) and bracelets ($130 to $450).

Signature pieces: The contemporary teapots and coffeepots.

Claim to fame: In 2012, honored with the “Made in the South Award” in the Home category from Garden & Gun magazine. In 2011, awarded the Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Historic Charleston Foundation honored her with the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award in April 2014.

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