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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
Tell us about your education.
New Brunswick Craft School (N.B.C.C.D.) '76-'78
Workshop in Chasing and Repousse' '78 Lois Betteridge instructor
Apprenticeship at Aitkens Pewter, Fredericton .N.B. '79
Grant McEwan University, Edmonton, Graphic Design '82-'84
with lots of self-teaching in between.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
My apprenticeship/employment at Aitkens Pewter with Philip Aitken's mentorship.
Being commissioned to execute two pewter repousse chalice and paton sets.
Designing two bronze memorial plaques for Alberta Forestry.
Honoured to have a piece in a permanent museum collection. One of my favorite places!
While I enjoy working on my own I feel real growth comes from learning with and from others so it is my personal goal to attend more workshops.