Saturday, December 24, 2011


GEAR NECKPIECE Cover story in ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE January 2012 issue.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


2011 Dimensions award winners Cathryn Miller from Saskatoon wins the prestigious Premier’s Prize for the most outstanding work in the exhibition Dimensions for her altered book entitled “Thinking Cap #3”. The $3,000 award is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. It was one of 13 awards announced at the opening of Dimensions, a juried exhibition organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. The awards were unveiled at a gala ceremony and reception at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. “Dimensions is the showcase for the very best Fine Craft produced in Saskatchewan,” said SCC Board Chair Rusty Kurenda. “The 33 pieces on display were selected from 156 entries and show the best work in craft mediums ranging from woodworking to jewellery, from textiles to ceramics.”Dimensions is the SCC’s open, juried, touring exhibition of Fine Craft. The 2011 jurors, Paul Lapointe from Batoche, Saskatchewan and Jane Kenyon from Vancouver, British Columbia are nationally respected and known for their work. Dimensions will be on display at the MacKenzie Art Gallery until August 14, 2011. It is also scheduled to appear at the SCC’s Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton, and Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. DIMENSIONS 2011 AWARD WINNERS MERIT AWARD: Melody Armstrong (Regina) for “Hinged Pyrite Cube Bracelet”, jewellery. Sponsored by Saskatoon Fastprint

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Sterling silver, anodized titanium, enamel on copper.

Friday, March 11, 2011

International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day, and an appropriate day to see the current exhibition at the Affinity Gallery - FORM.
This exhibition by four Regina jewellers is appropriate for today not because of an intrinsic association between women and jewellery. Instead it's appropriate today because FORM is a show created by four talented women and curated by a fifth.

Some of the pieces in the exhibition are evocative of the issues that International Women's Day raises and some of the successes it celebrates. For example, Gail Daggett has three pieces made in tribute to the memory of her grandmother. One, Remnants, is built around the old wooden remains of her grandmother's shed. The necklace shows the lined, weathered beauty acquired by time - and how the modern age can transform, revitalize and celebrate the survival of the old. It's a transmission of strength and beauty across the generations of strong, talented women.

FORM was created by Gail Daggett, Shauna Mitru, Melody Armstrong and Megan Hazel, and curated by Marlo Gebhardt. It will be showing at the Affinity Gallery until April 15.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

FORM: Four Regina Jewellery Artists

JEWELLERY to be featured at Affinity Gallery
EVENT: Opening reception for FORM – an exhibition of work from 4 Regina
DATE: Friday, March 4, 2011
HOURS: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, 813 Broadway
Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
FORM – an exhibition of work from 4 Regina jewellers will be open at the Affinity
Gallery on Friday, March 4. The opening reception will run from 7 to 9 pm, with
the public welcomed.
FORM – features the latest work from 4 award winning Regina jewellery artists:
Megan J. Hazel, Melody Armstrong, Shauna Mitru and Gail Daggett.
“All that glitters is not gold,” said Judy Haraldson, exhibition coordinator for the
Saskatchewan Craft Council. “It can also be silver, copper, titanium or lamp work
“The jewellery made by these Regina jewellers shows the exquisite beauty that
can be created by Saskatchewan artists who combine innovative design, expert
craftsmanship, and a sense of fun.”
The Affinity Gallery is located at 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon. Operated by
the Saskatchewan Craft Council, it is Saskatchewan’s only public exhibition
gallery dedicated to fine craft.
FORM – runs from March 4 to April 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm daily (including
Sundays). Admission is free of charge.