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.
Describe your current work/practice in one sentence.
Hand engraved metal work that is influenced by satire and wordplay.
What are three things/ideas that inspire you?
Bathroom stall graffiti, vices and habits, and found objects.
What other things do you do besides your jewellery practice?
There are other things to do? I am the Gallery Coordinator at the Mary E. Black Gallery. I also teach introductory jewellery and introductory hollowware at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia.
A favourite piece of mine is my ‘Nikelace’. The necklace consists of an old red Nike Air Jordans shoelace that is tied and doubled over with an inch of sterling silver tube and an inch of tarnished square brass tube. It is one of my favourites because of its overall simplicity compared to my other work and its value in personal memories.
What is a favourite piece that you’ve made and why?
What word pops into your mind when you think of Canadian art jewellery?
I will continue my studio practice, based at the Halifax Seaport. I look forward to advancing my career through teaching and gallery coordination. I also intend on expanding my jewellery practice and creative voice by developing a brand for my illustrative engraving. I also hope to collaborate with other local jewellery colleagues to create a new studio space in Halifax, NS.
What is coming up next for you?