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Clin d’œil : Art – Dominique Bréchault, joaillère

I am thrilled to announce the release of a “biopic”, produced by CBC – Radio Canada, that gave me an opportunity to talk in depth about my work as a goldsmith and jewellery instructor.

Merci Monia et CBC Radio Canada!

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Recommended reading:

Patina – 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths, by Matthew Runfola

This comprehensive guide on patinas explores in depth a large variety of coloration techniques, for different metals from steel to silver. It is very well organised, with detailed instructions and abundant colour samples.

I am very happy to add that two of my pieces (“Water”, patinated copper bowl, featured above) have been included in this essential guide to patinas.

Patina – 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths, by Matthew Runfola, Quarto, 2014. (ISBN 978-1-62033-139-2)

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AWARD:

 

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In November 2013, I received the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for craft and design. The Mayor’s Awards recognize established and emerging artists in various disciplines, from craft and design, film and new media, to community art, from poetry, music, dance, theatre, to culinary art. The recipients are chosen by a jury of their peers.

I am, of course, very proud and happy, and extremely grateful for this recognition. I’ve always felt comfortable in my community of craftspeople where sharing is just something you do; we pass on information, bench tips, etc. We help each other. I’ve always felt that I was part of a big brother/sisterhood of craftspeople. Most of the metal techniques we use have been perfected over several millennia by other metalsmiths all over the world. Personally, much of what I know, I have learnt from my teachers, mentors, and colleagues who have been generous enough to share their knowledge and skills. So, in that spirit, I acknowledge that I did not win this award solely on my own.

Thank you!

Thank you Mayor Gregor Robertson!
Thank you Mayor Gregor Robertson!

 

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REVIEW:

My pendant “Homing Device with Meteorite” was mentioned in the review of INVESTED/40, an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Craft Council of British Columbia.

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Review: INVESTED/40, at the Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (Spring/Summer 2014 issue of STUDIO MAGAZINE, by Laura Carey).

 

Homing Device with Meteorite - Pendant with stand and lid, silver gold, meteorite, fluorite (closed)
Homing Device with Meteorite – Pendant with stand and lid, silver gold, meteorite, fluorite (closed)
Homing Device with Meteorite - Pendant with stand and lid (3 pieces - open)
Homing Device with Meteorite – Pendant with stand and lid (3 pieces – open)
Homing Device with Meteorite - Pendant with stand and lid (open)
Homing Device with Meteorite – Pendant with stand and lid (open)

 

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