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News and Updates!

I’ve been keeping quite busy this past little while making work for upcoming shows, and preparing applications for future exhibitions. I have some exciting projects and opportunities on the horizon!

A few weeks ago, several new shows opened at Harbourfront Centre. I am part of an exhibition called “Show-Off”, featuring work by a selection of current artist-in-residents.  I created a large neck piece for this show titled “Moments”; it is  made up of three post-card sized paintings on metal. For the display, I decided to include the remainder of paintings alongside the neck piece. Below are some studio snapshots of the piece in progress, and a couple of shots of the finished piece (I will post better photos soon!).


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I recently sent off two other neck pieces and paintings to a show in the US (my first international show!) at the Lillstreet Art Centre in Chicago, IL. My work is part of “Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature”- a showcase of jewelry and sculpture that runs in conjunction with the gallery’s annual “Art and the Urban Garden” show. The exhibition opens tomorrow, April 25th, and runs until June 1st.


In less than a month, I will be heading off on a very exciting adventure. I am going to Italy to take a short workshop at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School of Florence. The workshop is about the use of pigments on metal, with focus on the exploration of various materials and methods to achieve color on metal. It seems like a really good fit for the current direction of my work. The instructor is jeweler Lucia Massei; she makes such beautiful work!
I went to Florence with my family when I was younger, and truly fell in love with it; I’m so grateful to have the chance to go again (although I’m worried I might not want to come home!).

This year I am participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, an annual show that takes place outdoors at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto July 4-6th. I am very excited (and nervous) about this opportunity; it will be my first big show of this type, and will be a great challenge for me to undertake at this point in my career. I have begun prototyping some new production pieces based off of my collection of small-scale sculpture…and already keeping my fingers crossed for good weather! ; )

Lastly, I have a real website in the works! A wonderful designer and web developer I went to school with at NSCAD is in the process of creating a real website for me! I will still be keeping my blog, but will have a nicely organized homepage and portfolio.

Stay tuned! : )








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“Studious” Exhibition at Harbourfront Centre

Last Friday was the opening of “Studious” at Harbourfront Centre. It was truly wonderful to see everyone’s work come together to form a cohesive and intriguing show. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to exhibit my work alongside artists in a wide array of media, all of whom push the boundaries of their discipline.


Rachael Wong (left back wall); George Cho (front left); Marianne Burlew (front right).


Lizz Aston (back wall); Marianne Burlew (front).


Patrycja Zwierzynska (left wall); Amanda McCavour (back installation); George Cho (front).


Amanda McCavour (back); George Cho (front).


Jay Joo



K. Claire MacDonald (front) Jay Joo (back)
Photo by Tom Bilenky

Check out more fabulous work by each other the artists in the show:

Lizz Aston, Marianne Burlew, George Cho, Jay Joo, Amanda McCavour, Rachael Wong, and Patrycja Zwierzynska.

Here are some detailed shots of my work:


Encapsulated. Brass, paint. 2013.


Little House. Copper, paint, 2013.


Heartleaf. Copper, Paint. 2013.
Little House. Copper, Paint, 2013.


Still There. Copper, paint, 2013.

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Wind and Water. Copper, brass, paint. 2013.


Between Suns. Copper, brass, paint. 2014.


Blissful Distance (view 1). Brass, paint, 2014.


Blissful Distance (view 2)


Ancestry. Brass, paint, 2014.


Amid. Brass, paint, 2014.

“Studious” is up until April 6th, 2014. If you are in the Toronto are, stop by for a visit! : )

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Side-stepping Into New Territory

I have been without access to the studio for the past two months due to renovations, and have had to improvise a bit in attempt to work at home. I decided to take this as a challenge to explore and incorporate different processes that could allow me to sidestep the limitations of not having a torch. It has proven to be a great opportunity to switch things up, and move my work in a new direction. I am currently wrapped up in the beginnings of a new body of work that will be exhibited at the York Quay Gallery at Harbourfront Centre in January.

Recently, I have shifted focus from jewellery to small-scale sculpture, and have really been enjoying the freedom my explorations. My painting practice has taken on an important role in these new works, and the process as a whole has become more intuitive. My painting and metalsmithing practices seem to have formed a new unification that I am quite excited about.

Here are a couple sneak-peek shots of some works in progress. Stay tuned! : )





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