Join us on Thursday, October 4, during Free First Thursday for a reception welcoming October’s Museum Store featured artists, Mellow Dawn Lund, Sofie Albertsen, and Tasha Bundy – owners of the boutique MAST.
MAST is a Tucson based lifestyle boutique that was born out of the need to create a venue for the three artists, Mellow Dawn Lund, Sofie Albertsen and Tasha Bundy, to showcase their designs in a real-time environment. This allows them a place to stretch their legs and take risks. Over time the concept and their individual lines of jewelry and fine leather goods grew as they began to supplement the experience with other local artisans. MAST, as a collective, work as inspirational conspirators, to add beauty to our lives through thoughtfully crafted, and curated products.
About Mellow Dawn Lund:
Being from Wyoming, originally, Mellow has an affinity for the big sky and the rugged elements that surround it. Tucson holds many of these same properties. She aspires to create pieces that reflect this mix of refined and rugged distinctions, cause that’s how she is. “I have always been attracted to people, places or things of strong character. Who isn’t? The essence of attraction and respect. Be functional, but stand out. I try to employ this in my designs.” All Mellow’s designs are handmade by her in Tucson.
About Sofie Albertsen:
Sofie Albertsen began her jewelry career at the age of 14, when she studied with a master jeweler in her native Denmark. She continued her study of a broad range of art through travel, collaborations and private studies with old world masters. Since the late 90s Sofie has been hand making unique jewelry in the desert city she now inhabits: Tucson, Arizona. Sofie creates timeless jewelry that results in powerful wearable works of art. The diversity of her collection reflects a master always creating and, in the process, produces timeless pieces of jewelry for all moments in life.
About Tasha Bundy:
Tasha’s creative inspiration began when as an 11 year old, growing up in the desert southwest, she obsessively devoured copies of Architectural Digest. Although her dream of becoming an architect never came to fruition, Tasha uses her work to express the power of design, lines and concepts of creativity. Her pieces reflect an architectural perspective on the importance of small details and finding a voice and a vision to inspire what surrounds us. Tasha works largely in sterling silver, vermeil and brass, as well as precious and semi precious stones, vintage, Nigerian, and Afghan beads. MAST, collectively, serves as muse/ partner based collaboration and feedback for new products and ideas, as well as the inspired platform for creative output for Tasha in her ever evolving creative path.