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My work deals with ideas related to the passage of time, identity, and family heritage, with frequent reference to Celtic and Norse society, and cultural motifs. These themes have resonated deeply within my being, alongside the value and integrity of making work by hand, which is essential to everything I produceI explore these ideas through the use of several different media, including jewellery/metalwork. Since childhood, I have been fascinated with thoughts of time travel and history, so my works often draw inspiration from traditional designs, and ways of working. They are based upon historic research and references, though the interpretation is mine. The result is an aesthetic that merges all of these notions into one, the product of which gives the impression of being an artifact, a relic lost to time.


Dylan Eddy grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA. He came to Calgary, Alberta in 2007 to attend the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), majoring in Jewellery + Metals he received his BFA in 2012. There he studied under such internationally renowned jewellers as Charles Lewton-Brain, and Jeff de Boer. He has furthered his education by studying blacksmithing at the Touchstone Center for Crafts, and by interning with master goldsmith Orland Larson. Dylan is a practising artist working out of his home studio, but has also spent time working for companies such as Coronado Instruments Ltd. where he was a Technician repairing surgical instruments. He taught Continuing Education jewellery courses on sand casting at ACAD for 4 years. Dylan's work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, and Japan, and is available locally at Height Arts - located in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Dylan draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, ranging from archaeological and historic works, to epic literature, like Beowulf, and the Lord of the Rings, in addition to space exploration and cosmology. Influenced by Celtic, Norse, and Japanese aesthetics, Dylan works with ideas related to the passage of time, identity, and family heritage. These themes, along with the authenticity and value of making work by hand, resonate deeply within his being. He explores these ideas through various mediums, focusing primarily on jewellery + metals.

Education

2012: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Jewellery + Metals), Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Teaching

2019:

Flux Metal Arts: Sand Casting, conducted day-long workshops on jewellery sand casting techniques. Mentor, Ohio, USA.

2012 - 2016:

Alberta College of Art + Design: Sand Casting, conducted weekend long workshops on sand casting in the Jewellery + Metals department through the university’s Continuing Education program, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Exhibitions

2019:

• Design Festa vol. 49, Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), Tokyo, Japan.

• 2019 Trunk Show, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois.

• Student & Instructor Exhibition, Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, Ohio.

• 2019 Holiday Store, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

2018:

• Design Festa vol. 48, Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), Tokyo, Japan.

2016:

925: A Sterling Anniversary Forging Foundations, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2013:

Revolutions: The Inexorable Evolution of Art, Endevor Arts Gallery, Calgary

2012:

Shift: A Transformative State of Mind, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

ACAD Grad Show 2012, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

Shift: A Transformative State of Mind, Art Central, Calgary.

Jewellery + Metals Department Spring Gem Event, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

ACAD Spring Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2011:

The Vortex Gallery Voyage, Art Central, Calgary.

[B]ring it On, The Vortex Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

MASC Student Show, Rodman Gallery, Brock University, St. Catherine's.

ACAD Spring Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

• Sweat Shop Sweets, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary

Jewellery + Metals Department Spring Gem Event, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

ACAD Winter Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

Jewellery + Metals Department Fall Gem Event, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2010:

ACAD Winter Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

Jewellery + Metals Department Fall Gem Event, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

• Jewellery + Metals Department Spring Gem Event, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

Professional Development

2019:

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2019, attended sessions on professional practice, and participated in a conference related jewellery showcase. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2018:

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project: Ancestor Worship, Second director, lead costume and prop designer. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2017:

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project: Ceada de Leche, Played the lead character Thomas. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2017 Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project: Love at First Bite, played an extra and provided prop support. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2015:

The GearRing Project (Armet), supported the production and marketing of the project as a camera assistant, product model, and stop-motion animator. Calgary, Canada.

2013:

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Annual Conference, May 2013, attended sessions on professional practice. Toronto, Canada.

2012:

Summer Internship, with master goldsmith Orland Larson, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2011:

Blacksmithing workshops, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA, USA.

Employment

2017 - 2018 – Office Administrator, Body Technic Systems, Inc. Solon, Ohio.
2013 - 2016 – Carpenter's Assistant, Ocelot Enterprises. Calgary.

2012 - 2016 – Continuing Education Faculty, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2012 - 2013 – Technician, Coronado Instruments Ltd. Calgary.

2012 - 2012 – Website Assistant, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2011 - 2012 – Jewellery + Metals Studio Monitor, Alberta College of Art + Design.

Grants/Scholarships/Awards/Honours

Second Place, Jewellery + Metals Department Winter Gem Event 2011, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Honorable Mention, Jewellery + Metals Department Spring Gem Event 2011, Alberta College of Art + Design. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Portfolio Scholarship, 2007, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

CIA Portfolio Grant for the 2007 Freshmen Competition, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Meisel Scholarship, 2007, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

For Excellence in the Performing and Visual Arts, 2007, Friends of Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA.

Professional Associations

Alberta Crafts Council, member.

Heights Arts, member.

Metal Arts Guild of Canada, member.

Society of North American Goldsmiths, member.

Volunteer Work

2016 - 2020:

Part-time Toban (Receptionist) at the SGI - Cleveland Buddhist Center, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA.

2018:

Served as a bus manager for the Cleveland area SGI Buddhist members on their trip from Cleveland to Chicago for the 50K Lions of Justice event. Oversaw proper adherence to safety protocols, and ensured all passengers safely arrived in Chicago, and returned to Cleveland. Coordinated with other managers to communicate status updates, and ETA's.

2016:

Helped operate public outreach booth at the 2016 Asia Festival for the SGI - Cleveland Buddhist Center, demonstrated origami techniques. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2011 - 2012:

Teacher’s Aid to Professor Charles Lewton-Brain’s Metalsmithing class, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Member of the ACAD 2012 Graduation Committee. Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.