Floral No. 4sold out!
9 x 3.5 x 6 cm
Sterling silver and copper with a liver of sulphur patina
Fiona Maclean was born into a family full of artists that made art and craftsmanship front and center. It's not surprising that she has a deep love of materials and the physicality of working with her hands.
After taking a one-day jewellery workshop with her mother, she made the decision to enter Vancouver Community College's Jewellery, Art, and Design Program to pursue her newly sparked passion for metalsmithing. After completing her first year, she entered and won the Vaccaro Family Scholarship, an award open to jewellery students across Canada. With the winnings she enrolled in VCC's Gemmology program and in 2016 she became a Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association. She successfully graduated from both programs.
Her work has been exhibited, both in-person and online, through the Vancouver Metal Arts Association's Manufacture: From the Hand, Co-Adorn's CAMP: A Spectacle of Rings and SNAG's Student Exhibition: A Virtual Convening.
While at VCC she was awarded the Amulet Gems & Design award and the Anthony Gallop Entrepreneurial award. In 2021, through NSCAD University, she was awarded the FUNSCAD Homer Lord Memorial Fund Scholarship, as well as the McDonald's Restaurant of Canada Scholarship.
For the last two consecutive years, she has been awarded an Individual Arts Scholarship through the BC Arts Council, which she has put towards finishing her BFA at NSCAD University online while working in Victoria, B.C. as the manager and one of the instructors at Argentum Jewellery School and Supply.