Originally from Wales, Vivienne Jones is a graduate of the Birmingham School of
Jewellery and Silversmithing in Britain. Vivienne has maintained a studio practice as a contemporary jeweller in Toronto since the 1980s. She has exhibited extensively and sold her work across Canada and beyond. Vivienne explores a range of materials, both precious and non precious. She has expanded her practice in recent years to include explorations of the non wearable and sculptural form. Through art and craft work we express aesthetic values, individuality, as well as a sense of connectedness. In making her
work Vivienne is exploring these ideas, interweaving material and form, nature and the human experience.
(Vivienne is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.)
The work I've made for the TOUCH exhibition, 2021, is a continuation of work that references natural forms. Making things, making art, is a part of who we are, but like many artists I have become more tentative about the materials that I and we as a society value and use. I've chosen with this work to use only the materials I have accumulated over time and have at hand in my studio. Some natural, some not. Nature is the underlying inspiration and the concept of re-purposing interests me. These objects come from the intuitive way I work with the material to create meaning and or beauty and beyond that there is always the over arching question of how to live in balance on this planet.