Half Oval Bitter Greensold out!
4.1 x 2 x 0.4 cm
Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, graphite,14k gold ball rivet and posts.
Jan Smith is a contemporary jewellery artist focused on the use of vitreous enamel in combination with altered and textured metal. Smith is investigating the codes and patterns within our environment through a language of line and mark marking. Born in Vancouver, BC, Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, specializing in ceramics and intaglio printmaking. Whilst living in Seattle, WA she studied metalsmithing and enamelling focusing on contemporary jewellery.
Smith has exhibited across Canada, USA and Europe, including a solo exhibition Memoria at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS. Jan was Artist in Residence in the Summer Artist Series 2016 at NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, The Smitten Forum, Mendocino Art Centre, Mendocino, CA and Pentaculum, Arrowmont Art Centre, Gatlinburg, TN. Smith's work was featured in Face à Face at Parcours Bijoux, Paris, France and at Face à Face, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON and in Jewellery Dialogue, a two-person show at the Craft Council of BC Gallery. Publications featuring her work include New Brooches and New Earrings, Signs of Life-2006, and five of the Lark 500 series. Smith received a four-year annual grant from the Helen Pitt Fund for Fine Art administered by Vancouver Foundation and juror's awards from the Northern CA Enamel Guild and Enamelist Society. Smith's work is held in Canada Council Art Bank Collection.
Jan Smith lives and work on the west coast of BC. Smith is represented in Canada by Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal QC, The Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC, The Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC and Salt Spring Island Arts Council ArtCraft gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC,and in the USA by Facere Jewelry Art Gallery/Green Lake Jewelers, Seattle, WA.