4 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm
Mica, sterling silver, resin
Sherri Pelican is a Vancouver-based designer and metalsmith. The art and craft of jewellery making has been a lifelong passion for her, beginning with a love of beads and beadwork and evolving to designs fabricated in metal.
Her designs are inspired by architecture and urban environment: structures, materials, and surfaces. Textured surfaces, geometric shapes and repetition form the framework of her designs. Within that framework she uses negative space, patterns, and layered elements to create pieces meant draw the eye with depth and texture.
Sherri works primarily in sterling silver and creates all her jewelry by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques.
She enjoys using traditional jewelry materials such as pearls and semi-precious stones in her designs; but she is continually excited about the exploration and use of non-traditional materials as well. Glass seed beads are one of her favorites for adding color, texture, and dimension to her work.
While she is almost entirely self-taught, Sherri has attended intensive workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Craft, and at private studios in the USA.