Jan Smith

Medium: Metal

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Jan Smith was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, received a diploma in Fine Arts, Okanagan College1978, and a BFA, NSCAD 1981. Jan made intaglio prints1981 – 1998, exhibiting in Canada, US, Europe, Japan, Peru; has work in Canada Council Art Bank and other collections.
In 1998 she began working in Art Jewelry. Continuing education includes intensive workshops with Lucy Sarnell, NL, Jamie Bennett, USA, Elizabeth Turrell, and Helen Carnac, UK and fall concentration at Penland School of Crafts.

Smith is exploring the emotional significance of commonplace objects in our lives by using jewelry as more than a decorative object. The jewelry holds an intimate message worn to communicate an idea or concept in the public realm.

Her jewelry work has been exhibited in Canada, USA, Scotland, and England and is held in collections in Canada and US as well as being published in a number of art jewelry books.


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Work can be viewed at:
Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, 137 avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC, H2T 2N6,
514-840-9362, www.galerienoelguyomarch.com

Pod Contemporary Gallery, #102 - 150 Fulford Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC,
778 353-3344, www.facebook.com/PodContemporaryGallery 4podgallery@gmail.com

Velvet da Vinci Gallery, 2015 Polk Street, San Francisco CA, 94109,
415-441-0109, www.velvetdavinci.com

Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 108, Seattle, WA, 98101
206-624-6768, www.facerejewelryart.com

Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR, 97209
503-223-2654, www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org