A B O U T U S
RAWspace is co-owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Rochelle Alexandroff and Alysha Alexandroff-Appleton
Alysha Alexandroff-Appleton, B.Des, is a Toronto based jewellery designer working in precious metals and natural gemstones under the name ALYSHAALEX. Alysha is an award-winning graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), in jewellery and metalsmithing. Alysha’s work has appeared in a number of publications - both locally and internationally - and she has been featured in many galleries, exhibitions and shows in Toronto. Alysha has shown at Toronto World Mastercard Fashion Week, and her designs have adorned Canadian talent on (and off) red carpet events at the Toronto International Film Festival. Most recently, Alysha's jewellery has been seen on celebrities like Victoria Justice and Lupita Nyong'o.
Rochelle Alexandroff, B.A.,O.A.T.R., is a Registered Art Therapist, Certified Family Mediator, and Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Instructor. She has worked in education and social services for more than 40 years both in Canada and abroad. Rochelle has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees in her professional fields, and has helped pioneer many start-up enterprises. Presently, she is the Chief Consulting Officer (CCO) for ALYSHAALEX, and co-owner of RAWspace.
RAWspace is a Jewellery Studio, Showroom and POP-UP Shoppe.
jewellery studio - RAWspace has a fully equipped 8 bench jewellery studio, offering bench rentals for the qualified jeweller, or workshops and classes for the beginner or curious.
showroom - RAWspace doubles as a showroom for ALYSHAALEX, as well as makers who want to use the space for business appointments or to meet with clients and customers.
shoppe - RAWspace features the work of 45+ selected talented Canadian designers in many different industries including jewellery, glass, ceramics, wood, paper goods, leather, textiles, home decor and more.
All images are the property of the individual makers, and may not be reproduced and/or copied without permission.
All rights reserved. Copyright © RAWspace 2015-2017.
O U R V I S I O N
RAWspace was conceived with the notion that all makers involved in the creative process have a commonality, in that they all begin their work using a RAW material - clay, glass, paint, paper, precious metals, wax, wood, etc. Our raison d'être is to create a SPACE that is dedicated to providing:
• an on-site jewellery studio for individuals to have the opportunity to teach, learn and work.
• a showroom to showcase talented Canadian makers, and give artisans the opportunity to network with other makers and shakers, and to connect with media and industry influencers.
• a retail shoppe for select talented Canadian makers to sell their unique, high-quality hand-made work.