Judith Hirczy is an award winning silversmith and has been creating her one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry for over 30 years. Originally trained as an architect / interior designer Judith worked in architectural offices in her native Austria. She came to Vancouver Island in the early 70's to a husband whose hobby was lapidary work. Basic instruction in silver smithing was found at UBC and subsequent summer studies at Notre Dame University in Nelson, B.C. provided the groundwork upon ...
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.