After more than 40 years working as a professional goldsmith/designer, and owning and operating retail studios in Edmonton, Alberta and then Courtenay, BC, Wayne is now leaving the retail phase, and will be offering his work online and by appointment.
Custom work is still available and consultations may be done through email, phone, or in person by appointment.
Wayne’s professional career has centered on one-of-a-kind and custom jewelry in Calgary, Edmonton, and Courtenay.
Formal art education began in Edmonton Art Gallery painting classes in 1962. He has studied Business Administration, studied Painting at the U. of Alberta. (Ext. Dept.) and graduated from the Alberta College of Art, Metals Dept. Since graduation, he has taught jewellery courses at the A.C. Leighton Center, Alberta College of Art, Red Deer College "Series", North Island College (Metal Jewelry Design Certificate and Metal Jewelry Arts Summer Session) and held a variety of workshops throughout Alberta and Vancouver Island. The ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence was awarded to Wayne in 2002. In 2005 he was given the commission to build the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award medallions.
Over the years, a keen interest in the style of the early Greeks and Romans, the ancient Aztecs, contemporary Europeans and beautiful Canadian landscapes have been juxtaposed with my love of spatial relationships, textural statements, color contrasts, accenting lines, and gemstones to become important elements in my work. Simplicity and strength of line and shape have been combined with these elements to create unified pieces that are able to stand as practical, wearable fine jewelry, and works of art.
GOLDSMITH AND CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGNER
Goldsmith and Custom Jewelry Designer
Hand-crafted Jewelry and Artwork
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