Tori and Jim Mullan

Mullanium

"We enjoy combining natural materials with found and recycled objects to give our designs a time-worn yet renewed feeling."

Jim Mullan is a self-taught artist who grew up in Southern California with an enthusiasm for nature and history. As a teenager, he became intrigued with old watches, vintage toys, and scientific instruments. In the process of taking things apart and putting them back together, he began pairing some of the old pieces with his favorite things found in nature, such as bird, dragonfly, and animal components to create one-of-a-kind mixed-media jewelry and assemblages. In 1980, Jim exhibited at his first art show in Florida and enjoyed it so much that he decided to set up shop in Pompano Beach. Shortly thereafter he began exhibiting full time in juried art shows across the country.

Tori Mullan's passion for antiques and jewelry began as a child. Her inspiration was her father, a jeweler and antique watch collector. While working in his jewelry store in Port Charlotte, Florida, she became interested in the vintage stones and spare parts that her father used for repairing jewelry and watches. She set her sights on designing jewelry and started creating unique one-of-a-kind earrings and bracelets. She met Jim in 1985 at a show, and they soon discovered that they shared many of the same interests in old watches, jewelry, and antiques.

The couple combined their individual talents and formed a partnership in work and in life. Their fascination with birds, nature, and antiques is still present today, and their vast collection of vintage hardware, bird carvings and watches fill up a 3300 square foot studio in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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