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pewterkitten

pewterkitten

I first started working with wire in safety applications as an aircraft mechanic. I began experimenting with jewellery designs after watching someone make some very simple charm-on-a-cord type jewellery. My work is now on display in multiple locations and I receive many requests for custom work. I am almost entirely self-taught, yet I now hold classes in wire work and have also led workshops in association with the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery in North Bay,ON. Although my main focus to this point has been wire wrapping, I have recently begun learning other techniques such as forging, foldforming, soldering, etc. My creative ideas come from the things that I see; anything from a piece of jewellery in a magazine to the shape of a piece of driftwood on a beach. Although I always start a piece with an idea of how it will look, it seldom ends up that way, since the process of creating something almost always suggests new ideas, and I try to keep myself open to new possibilities. It's very important to me, that my work has no “mass production” feel; every piece is hand-crafted and unique.