A Twist of Silver
Discovering the shapes that could be created and the endless design possibilities of sterling wire lead me silversmithing and my passion for jewellery making emerged. I have toke whatever courses I could in wire and silversmithing at Mohawk College (when they were available) and the Oakville Art Society. Presently I do workshops on a “want to know basis” with Joan Kirby, Goldsmith, at Waterdown Goldsmiths. I have been working with silver for about 10 years.
I love to experiment with new ideas and techniques and have recently been experimenting with fold forming. Working with silver continues to challenge and excite me with the endless creative possibilities it provides.
The main shows I have participated in are the Dundas Studio Tour (5 years), the Oakville Art Societies “Art in the Park” (5 years), and the Burlington Studio Tour, Art in Action, (5 years). I have been in other art shows such as the Toronto Art Crawl and at the Elora Centre for the Arts.
My work is presently sold at Textures Craftworks on Locke St in Hamilton, Store on James, James St. N., Hamilton.
I have donated pieces to the Dundas Valley School of Art Auction and other charities such as Canadian Nurses to Africa. Custom orders also make up a portion of my jewellery creations for A Twist of Silver”.
It is exciting to make sterling silver move into interesting and organic shapes, resulting in unique pieces that move and complement their owner.