A bit about me
I'm a Canadian designer handcrafting Lucite jewelry and accessories from my studio in Toronto. I’m drawn to Lucite for its ethereal nature: it seems to float but has a solid presence; its luminous effect changes with the light from day to night; it is crystalline and prismatic. My playful loops, knots, and twists make a modern statement with a whisper. Each of my pieces is one-of-a-kind—a hand-bent, wearable work of art.
My goal is to create contemporary jewelry that brings BEAUTY, JOY, & PLAYFULNESS to the world!
I make all Corey Moranis pieces by hand right here. After years of working out of my parent’s house, school studios, and my own apartments, having my own dedicated workspace is pretty new and special. My studio is in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto, an old, industrial part of the city with a train passing through—right outside of my window, actually. It’s full of inspiring art books, found objects, and a picture of me doing a headstand at a family seder when I was a kid, to remind me of who I am. :) I keep the creativity flowing by listening to music and playing; it helps me to access things I haven’t thought about yet. Explore my full studio tour here.
“I was super obsessed with this material — I thought, ‘How do I get this on my body?”
I was mesmerized by magical objects as a child—mood rings, healing crystals, glass slippers— but it wasn’t until I was studying textile design at OCAD University in Toronto that I started experimenting with crafting my own huge blocks of Lucite from scratch and translating this childhood energy into an adult sensibility of balance, style, and intention. I evolved this curious fascination into a coveted jewelry brand worn by Rihanna, Solange, and Kelsey Lu, and featured in fashion magazines including Vogue, ELLE, and Interview, and I was honoured to receive the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in the Accessories category at the 2019 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA). Read my full backstory here.