GLASS | JEWELRY
Violet was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as a graphic designer. In 1988, she graduated with honours from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and was a professional graphic designer for more than 30 years. A need for a new creative outlet and a change in direction led her to kiln-formed glass. Violet began working with glass in 2008 under the mentorship of Brock Craig at Craig Studios. She has also developed her silversmithing skills over the past several years to enable her to combine glass with silver to create unique pieces of jewelry.
Violet has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada and the US and was a finalist in E-merge 2010, an international, juried, kiln-formed glass competition. She was the 2012 recipient of the BC Glass Arts Association Pilchuck Scholarship and a finalist in the Made in Vancouver 2019 — Vancouver Magazine awards and Western Living Magazine Designers of the Year — Makers category. Her work can be found in galleries/shops across Canada. She works out of her home studio in Burnaby, BC.
Violet’s kiln-formed glass and sterling silver jewelry is clean and contemporary. Her work is highly influenced by her graphic design sensibility and her attention to detail and finish and love of colour, pattern and texture reveal themselves in distinctly unique, functional and sculptural pieces, equally elegant for the home, garden and body.
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