WOW!! January is shaping up to be a busy month, not only do I have work in the exhibition Alchemy4 which opened in Tennessee but I also have work in exhibitions that are opening in Toronto and in Edmonton. Excited to part of Face a Face opening at Harbourfront Centre on January 19, 7 -10 pm. Exhibition dates are January 13 – April 22, 2018. The second exhibition is Process: Thinking Through, an exhibition about the stages of making and it opens January 20, 2018. Exhibition dates are January 20 – April 21, 2018. Here is a peek at some the work…hoping to catch up with you at one of these openings!
Happy New Year Everyone!
The last venue for the Alchemy4 Exhibition is at the National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN. the exhibition dates are January 7 – April 29, 2018
This is the second piece that was accepted into the exhibition, its called Tidal Attachments.
May your holiday and New year be filled with JOY.
Marking the Winter Solstice
I love this mystical magical time of year. Throughout history, people have long gathered to celebrate and honor the sun. Special rituals during the time of the solstice and equinox each year mark the movement of the sun. Winter solstice and the short days encourage me to value the sunlight even more than usual. I am delighting in the shadows and patterns the sun creates on my blinds. Savour the short days, sleep a little more and enjoy!
Love this time of year!! I wanted to share how my ideas develop, I am inspired by the shapes and pieces on the bench and new pieces are inspired by one I am working on. Whilst working late nights and early hours to finish up production work and complete holiday orders I have to stop and make sketches and notes for new pieces. Have to admit that I’m so inspired that I’ve managed to carve out some time to fabricate some new one of kind pieces. Excited to see the work come together for upcoming 2018 exhibitions…more on that in future posts!!
I live on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, oh lucky me! My morning walks are filled with visual treasures. The sandstone looks as if a skilled stone mason has split it into rectangular bricks, the cracks are filled crushed shells. I love the granular quality of the surface, it has influenced the way I am approaching the enamel application. I’ve been working on some new pieces based on these walks. More as these pieces progress.
This week I will be at Vancouver Community College in the jewelry department to teach a variety of enameling techniques. I’ve been busy preparing samples and technical notes and I am excited to share techniques and information with the second year students. I’m sure it will be an awesome group, looking forward to meeting them and seeing their work.
I will have work in the exhibition Canada 150 Art Jewellery Show. Please join us for the Opening Reception on November 30 at 6:30 pm at Mings Diamond in Lansdowne Centre, Richmond, BC. It is always an honour for my work to be shown alongside such amazing artists and luminaries, including Pamela Ritchie, Kye-Yeon Son and Charles Lewton Brain, Saidye Bronfman Award-winning jewellers! The show will run until December 31.
I am honored and excited to be part of the exhibition Face à Face: An Exhibition of Canadian Contemporary Jewellery at Galerie Résidences in Paris, France. Here is an image of one of my pieces in the exhibition