After operating in a mobile art gallery for several years, artist and jewelry designer Paola Giordano opened a brick-and-mortar store, Pagio Jewelry Designs.
As a jewelry designer, Giordano traveled for years, participating in juried art exhibitions. In 2014, she bought an old FedEx truck, renovated the interior and launched The Pagio Truck mobile gallery. Now at Pagio Jewelry Designs – whose name is a combination of the first letters of his name – Giordano has found a permanent craft gallery in Oyster Bay.
“It’s mainly a jewelry gallery, but I also admire the work of other craftsmen,” says Giordano.
Giordano crafts all of its jewelry from unique semi-precious stones combined with precious metals, such as sterling silver, copper, pewter and brass.
There is an assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings made with freshwater pearls, natural turquoise, apatite, amazonite, prehnite, kyanite and other stones. Giordano also designs custom works and for special occasions.
In addition to Giordano’s jewelry, Pagio offers works by artisans from Long Island and New York.
There is pottery, traditional and contemporary pieces, ranging from various stoneware to trays, decorative vases and coffee cups, as well as oil landscapes and framed still lifes.
In sculpture, there are abstract and traditional wooden creations, including carved sailboats and birds, all made from laminated pine and ethically sourced Honduran mahogany, as well as industrial sculptures of lamps and other pieces. functional crafted from metal scratches.
Pagio also offers natural soy candles with essential oils and colorful and whimsical paintings, prints and children’s books by a children’s illustrator.
Prices start at $18 for a children’s book or candle and go up to $6,000 for a wood carving.
Pagio is located at 19 Spring St., Oyster Bay. The store is open Thursday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Extended hours in summer; 631-559-7103, page.biz.