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Heartmade + Handmade

Ignis Borealis is a meditation on the elements that come together to create a hand-forged piece of jewelry. I am inspired by nature and organic forms. I appreciate the potential for the metal to collaborate with me in providing it's own input while being melted and manipulated. I take the approach that there are no failures, only happy accidents. By harnessing those accidents, I find creative solutions that inspire future work.

I fell in love with metalsmithing in summer of 2018, after a long history of creative expression in other mediums. In 2010, I graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a degree in Drawing and Painting. After traveling extensively, training as a midwife, and returning to Toronto a single mother, I was yearning to create again. I began experimenting with metal on a whim in my guest room and have become a self-taught metalsmith. In November 2019 I traveled to Washington State to attend a metalsmithing workshop with Nicole Ringgold and expand my skill set.

Where to Buy

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