A Season of Discovery


The end of the thaw, new beginnings. Energy and Growth. A time to rediscover wonder. That's what spring is to me. Even in the cold, grey days after the snow is gone, before things start to green up again, that's when growth is happening. It is waiting, and it's coming!

Simple things we take for granted. Like maple leaves. Most people picture them as they eventually become, fully grown on the tree. Did you know that those leaves started out as tiny miniature versions of themselves? Is there a maple tree in your neighbourhood? Go check it out! Now is the time. It’s magical.

Featured Piece

Maple Leaf Pendant

This pendant has been hand-constructed from sterling silver replicas of actual maple leaves. The stone, chosen for its fresh, springlike colour is green serpentine from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 


Maple Leaf Earrings

These sterling silver earrings are available for purchase 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.

Almost 20 years ago one of my students said the following to me:

"The moon casts three shadows you know."

I am still thinking about it.

April 1st, 2016

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Shoreline Rings
Sterling Silver, Green Peridot, Yellow Topaz, Pink Tourmaline 
7mm wide

To View the Complete Landscape Ring Collection
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Good afternoon Allyson,

" Just wanted to let you know that the earrings you provided to me were the right ones and that J. loves them...Thank you very much for your assistance. You have beautiful and interesting work and we hope to drop by your studio during the late spring or summer to view more of your creations. 

Thank you again and best wishes in your work."


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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