Bramble Lee Pryde founded Le Lou Ula in 2013 and is based in Western Canada. As a multidisciplinary artist, Pryde has created a faceted brand that encompasses handcrafted demi-fine silver and gold adornments for the body and vessels for personal ritual. The culmination of decades spent exploring sculpture in many mediums, photography and painting, Le Lou Ula houses fine art, functionality, and design under the same atelier.
Pryde discovered metalsmithing after studying Fine Arts at UBCO and receiving a diploma in Design + Formation from Langara College, a program that merges the disciplines of spatial formation and communication design by bridging architecture, industrial, and graphic design. During extensive travels after school, she learned the importance of longevity as a feature of design and adornment. This brought her to Australia, where she earned a diploma in Metalsmithing from TAFE in Perth.
Since its foundation, Le Lou Ula Atelier has been a pathbreaker in the slow fashion movement as Pryde continues to experiment with silver, gold, and dirt in the realm of raw, monochromatic minimalism. Every piece of work is designed, forged, cast, and finished in her studio without an iota of production outsourcing. Her solo efforts and collaborations with photographers and designers have garnered praise and placements in international print and online publications such as PAPER Magazine (USA), Make It Last (Sweden), Culture Magazine (Australia), and Art Zealous (USA), as well as the network television series Pretty Little Liars.
"Jewellery as another form of sculpture. This recent collection has been about involving the concepts of the Kinetic and Surreal art movements and applying the idea of mobile structures to wearable pieces and future heirlooms."
–Bramble Lee Pryde