Twilight of the Season

I know that with all the snow and brutal cold that much of Canada has been experiencing recently that most people are ready for winter to be over. 

But not me! I know that this is not a popular opinion. ;)

I love the way the natural world is quiet, resting. I love the light, and the way the monocrome palette is suddenly interrupted by wild blasts of colour from sunsets and sunrises. Northern lights, snow crystals, stars that seem to sparkle brighter in the cold and bright white snowscapes against clear blue sky…

In much of Canada we were recently treated to a beautiful lunar eclipse. It brought to mind the inspiration for the Twilight Series.

Years ago, while driving to the One Of A Kind show in Toronto, I arrived at the New Brunswick border just as a lunar eclipse was starting. Rather than stopping for the night I decided to drive straight through, watching its progess in real time. It was magical!

Featured Piece

Twilight Pendant

Amethyst from the Igloolik area on Baffin Island was chosen to represent the light in the sky at the end of day.

The form of the silver moon represents the eclipse,
another special celestial time.



Eclipse Earrings

These pieces are available for purchase either online or by contacting me directly.

Thank you!

Artist Statement

The reward is in the act of observing. Stone colours, textures, the shape of leaves, the ebb and flow of the sea, the changing seasons - all of these things continue to inspire my work. A gesture of thanks and appreciation.

At first it was a technical challenge - to really learn to see the natural world and to develop techniques to capture a sense of it in metal. But as time has passed I am now realizing another purpose: Connection. People connecting to place, places connecting to each other and our shared connection to the world around us.

One of my students said that to me almost 20 yeas ago. I am still thinking about it.

"The moon casts 3 shadows you know."

April 1st, 2016

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Canadian Landscape Ring
Sterling Silver, 9mm wide

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The pendant arrived today and it is beautiful.   I like your work so much and have been lucky enough to have been gifted three of your pieces over the years.  this piece is distined to be a milestone birthday gift for my sister inlaw.

I am so glad i found your website and love to look at all your wonderful pieces.

Thank you again.

Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith, Instructor- Inspired by the Canadian and Arctic Landscapes

I spent years travelling and living across Canada and in Canada’s Arctic, giving workshops, establishing jewellery studios, teaching and encouraging others to pursue a career in the arts.

In 2000 I moved back to Nova Scotia and began work on Seal Rock Studio. My family and I currently live on Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore. I continue to work as a professional artist, exploring the theme of the Canadian and Arctic landscapes – sharing my experiences both North and South.

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