December 9, 2011

Erin Dolman Jewellery

Anyone who is a fan of art jewellery in B.C. certainly knows Erin Dolman's unique approach to the medium. She has exhibited her work with the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy show many times and we couldn't possibly tire of her talent and unusual and sometimes rare negotioations of materials that she employs. Find hummingbird feathers mixed with vintage photos or buttons encased in boxes constructed of silver and copper. They are like time capsules or relics from another era, but don't quite equate to anything else you've ever seen. 

Jeweller Erin Dolman was born and raised in Vancouver, but eventually heard the call of the wild pulled up her city roots and now resides in a beautiful cabin in the woods of Roberts Creek, BC, Canada. Erin’s work is designed and created by the artist in her home based studio under the supervision of her Pug-Burl. When not working in her studio Erin is an avid gardener, bird watcher and amateur naturalist and these interests show as a strong influence in her jewellery. A born collector, walks in the woods surrounding her home provide a wealth of natural treasures, which are then incorporated into her one of a kind pieces.

Over the past 12 years Erin has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in both Canada and internationally. In 2004 a craft scholarship enabled her to attend the prestigious Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for a 3 week course with jeweller Marcia MacDonald. Erin has also been the recipient of a number of grants and awards including the Rosen Group’s Niche Award in 2002, one of 5 inaugural BC Creative Achievement Award in 2005, and 1st place in the brooch category for Lapidary Journals annual Jewellery Arts Awards in 2006.

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