Every Picture Tells a Story

by Vivienne Jones

This sterling silver brooch is crafted with many components that spin an unusual tale. It includes precious pearls, semi-precious stones and a pebble. What stories does it conjure for you?

Oxide silver, pearls, semi precious stones, pebble, gold detail
6.5 cm x 5.5 cm

A graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in England U.K. Vivienne Jones has maintained a studio practice as a professional contemporary jeweller in Toronto since the 1980s. Her  original work has been consistently exhibited and sold by means of select galleries and juried and invitational exhibitions. Meanwhile through out her career Jones has created many individual commissions.
Vivienne considers her formative years growing up in the natural beauty of Wales as an essential influence on the development of her work. She explores the qualities of her material through form, detail, texture and layering. Her work reflects aspects of nature while remaining innovative and contemporary.  In 2003 elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.