Morgan Ann Designs Jewellery
Monday, March 20th, 2017
"I have always been drawn to silver jewellery by the appearance and versatility of the metal. The ability to create something with such movement and fluidity from a solid material is what I find so appealing." I love making jewellery! It is my little piece of heaven, my chance to get away and be creative amongst a busy life with my very supportive husband, two beautiful girls, two cats and a part time job. I have worked in retail, banking, arts administration, as a dance instructor, and am currently mastering the art of framing.
I currently work out of my garage / studio in Cowichan Station, BC. It has taken me several years to get to this point. I have honed my jewellery making skills by taking numerous silversmithing and chain making courses, through lots of reading and experimentation. This combined with an Associate Degree in Visual Arts has helped me to develop a style that is uniquely my own. I take pride in creating well designed, fabricated and finished pieces.
My Process: All of the silver chains are handmade from start to finish. I use different gauges of sterling silver wire which is coiled onto various sizes of mandrels. These coils of wire are then cut by hand with a jeweller's saw to produce numerous links. The links are then assembled one at a time into the various patterns of chains. Some of the chains have soldered rings, some are cold joined. The clasps are hand forged. The chains are tumble polished in a rock tumbler to bring out the brilliant silver shine. To finish off, I like to add a small accent by using glass beads, stones or my handmade silver beads.
In the past few years I have been exploring different methods of incorporating colour into my work. I have been focusing on the use of coloured pencil on copper. www.morgananndesigns.com
Suzan is a Canadian Dene artist living on Vancouver Island, B.C. She started painting 15 years ago while living in Alberta. Her work is inspired by her cultural environment and also by contemporary artists Judy Hintz Cox and James Lavadour. Suzan has worked over the years at local art galleries, including The Avenue Gallery, Full Circle Arts, and Station Street Gallery & Frame Shop. She has also been an Arts Coordinator at a local arts council, where she gained hands on experience curating and coordinating several exhibitions and events.
The gallery is open for public viewing one hour prior to Theatre show times. Private viewing can be arranged by contacting the artist directly.
Interested in showing your work in the gallery? Send all submissions, including brief bio and 2-3 work samples or website link to the Arts & Culture Manager, Kirsten Schrader, at email@example.com.