About the Line:
Tidal Ware Jewelry is happy to present the 2015 Night & Day Collection—showcasing opposites inspired by nature’s design—night skies and dreams, sunrises and bold awakenings, and magic around every corner.
Tidal Ware Jewelry showcases bold pieces that transform the mysticism of the desert with the confident, statement-making aesthetic of the urbanite. Tidal Ware offers special collections, unique one-of-a-kind jewelry, custom orders, and the occasional metal sculpture. The name Tidal Ware pays homage to Sharla’s lifelong recurring dreams of tidal waves.
Tidal Ware is committed to evolving green jewelry practices. More than 50% of her stones and metals have been recycled, reducing demand for mining. In the studio, Sharla uses citric-based acids rather than chemicals when possible. Her bench is an upcylced vintage desk and many of her tools are hand-me-downs or have been purchased used.
About the Artist:
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Sharla Pidd is a rock collector turned silversmith. She started making jewelry in 2008, selling her creations as a street vendor in San Francisco. Sharla received her education in jewelry design and fabrication from the Sharon Art Studio, The Revere Academy, and through apprenticeships with Sam Patania and Taber Studios. Today, Sharla works out of her studio at The Compound Gallery in Oakland, California. Her line of jewelry is inspired by design but ultimately she is motivated by improving her craft and experimenting with different metals and techniques. Because of this, Sharla will only reproduce older designs by request and if materials permit.
To see past work, please check out her Portfolio.