Beth Biggs graduated from the State University of New York and New Paltz (MFA) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA). With a teaching career that spanned 30 years, she taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nunavut Arctic College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Among grants and awards are the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for her contribution to arts education in Nunavut and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
"Medieval Lace" draws from rich metalworking history. I have taken the concept of maille as protection and created feminine lacy jewellery. These pieces are intended to simultaneously empower and protect the wearer.