Materials: Sterling silver, blue topaz, synthetic rubies, pearls
This neckpiece has two parts. the top one represents me as a mother and the other one shows my husband as a father.
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Photo credit: Paul Ambtman
"I find my inspiration from photography and architecture but also from life in the midst of raising my children. My work is a fusion of personality and emotion where simplicity is intertwined with joy. "
Born and raised in France, Ivanne first pursued her studies in hospitality and culinary art before a chance visit to a jewellery artists studio where she discovered the art of the goldsmith. She has always been attracted to art in all its forms but jewellery was something new, it was wearable.
When she moved to Canada she decided to make a shift in her career direction and enrolled in the 3 year Jewellery Arts Diploma Program at George Brown College, in Toronto. Ivanne quickly grasped her tools with confidence and embraced the learning process with passion. She has proudly succeeded academically, exhibited her work in shows, earned an honorable mention and won awards for her innovative ideas.
Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid
, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.
Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional "unitings", where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.
The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to "re-purposed" and "up-cycled" materials.
The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands
Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.