CAMEO IS AN ONGOING SERIES FEATURING CANADIAN JEWELLERY ARTISTS. HERE, THEY SHARE THEIR LATEST THOUGHTS AND INSIGHTS, AND GIVE US A PEEK INTO THEIR PRACTICE.
I work with found objects that are usually small, often metal, and mostly coins.
Describe your current work/practice in one sentence.
Most of my projects start with the source material, found objects. I take my cue from the things I find. Lately, in addition to coins, I’ve been paying more attention to ceramic objects and antique glass.
What are three things/ideas that inspire you?
I do contract work for galleries as an art preparator. I enjoy being behind the scenes and helping artists realize their exhibition projects.
What other things do you do besides your jewellery practice?
My favourite piece is often the project I’m currently working on. The project that is still in development holds the most potential and excitement for me. The curiosity of whether my idea will work is what motivates me the most to see it through to completion. I’m usually impatient to see if a new idea will work the way I hope.
What is a favourite piece that you’ve made and why?
Disparate but not necessarily in a bad way. Probably like all other art communities in this country we’re small in number, spread out geographically, and conceptually distant from one another. I do think we are starting to become more connected.
What word pops into your mind when you think of Canadian art jewellery?
This summer I want to suppress my compulsion to be constantly making things in the studio and take more time for reflection and research.
What is coming up next for you?