My goal is to create wearable art while keeping my mind stimulated and body active as I age. Nature provides a strong influence to my work. I love to cut and polish stones to reveal their inner beauty and then to set them in a manner to highlight a specific aspect of the stone. Currently I am working on a series of pods using fold forming techniques including air chasing. This work is developing out of the work of an independent study at NBCCD the fall of 2019. I prefer to make as many components as possible including chains and findings.
I am influenced by the work of the Native Americans of the US southwest. I use silver beads in some of my work. I also use a shot block to create decorative shot to embellish pieces. I draw from my Celtic heritage as well; sometimes adding chainmail components.
I have been attending NBCCD Metal Arts / Jewelry program as a part time student since my retirement in 2015. I have also attended summer metalsmithing classes at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre. During my winters in Florida, I have taken several stone cutting and polishing classes at my local Gem and Mineral Society. I have also attended William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Georgia when I have taken classes in Opals.
Established in 1976, Gallery 78 represents artworks of established and emerging Atlantic Canadian artists.
We are pleased to provide a range of fine art services including art consultation, framing, in-home trials, delivery, installation, shipping, and payment plans.
796 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
(506) 454-5192, 1-888-883-8322 (Canada)
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