“Live each day fully, finish it exhausted and proud” – The Kacy Family
One of Beata Kacy’s many skills, is the art of teaching others what she herself is passionate about. Let me tell you – this is a very long list! She is an inspiring arts & crafts person who shares her knowledge through classes of all kinds at her Soigne Studio. We are extremely happy to have Beata hosting both a Soapmaking Fieldtripp and a Leather Work Fieldtripp! We look forward to introducing many more interesting Fieldtripps hosted by Beata in the near future.
~ About Beata by Heather Mohhamad
It takes the thoughtful eye of a seasoned artist to pick up on life’s daily nuances. Someone who has the innate ability to see the value in things which others might deem insignificant, like supple clay harvested from the Earth and molded into something exquisite. Beata is one such artist who paints the world with a whole other palette. She has traveled the globe to fuel her passion for art in whatever form she finds it, thus fuelling her passion for all things created, whether by man or Mother Nature. Originally from Poland, and currently residing in Vancouver, Beata began her love affair with creating works of art alongside her mother, Jolanta, when she was just a child as she passed the days away knitting and sewing. As she grew into a full-fledged artist, Beata began experimenting with other mediums such as clay, concrete, resin, stone and glass. With a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science, Beata further honed her artistic sense by attending Vancouver Film School. She is also a graduate from Emily Carr University where she studied Fine Arts in Practice.
On any given day, Beata can be found hard at work in her studio creating masterpiece quality jewelry and accessories. She runs her own studio alongside her partner Nik Palmer, called Octopus Studios (www.OctopusStudios.com on the East Side of Vancouver. Beata’s studio is currently home to 25 artists who are cultivating their own crafting expertise at the helm of a true artistic master. Soigne Atelier was born from her passion for metalwork, nature and photography. All 3 aspects combined together allow her to explore different methods of jewelry making using glass, wood, metals, cement, resin, images and found objects. Beata’s designer jewelry has been showcased in Ginger 62, Ayden Gallery, Arts of Main. Locally, her designs are available at Portobello West or Maker Faire.
With a keen eye for finding beauty in the most unexpected places, Beata took her love for photography to a whole new level with the publication of her first book, ‘Desiderata’, which is comprised of more than 200 breathtaking photographs from her travels in South East Asia and South America. ‘Desiderata’ represents people, their minds and souls. Her second book contains both photography and art. It is a collaborative masterpiece entitled ‘Conjunction’ that she created with three other artists.
Beata touches the lives of others through her crafting and reaches out to other artists wanting to perfect their craft at the side of this seasoned artisan. She holds classes in her studio for a variety of art mediums.
Using the energy of good karma as her moral compass, Beata is fun loving, energetic and a fierce sportswoman. When she is not creating gorgeous works of art, Beata might just find herself climbing the face of a mountain or, possibly, skiing down it.