marian de gier

marian de gier

fire & grace silverworks

vancouver

metal
jewelry

about

Marian De Gier is an Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate. After several different creative career pursuits, she decided trying her hand at silversmithing and is loving it. When her first chickadee left the nest, she took over the room and transformed it into a home studio. When neighbours started to want to buy her creations, she decided to give it a go and Fire & Grace Silverworks was born.

Marian has been a designer, art director and photographer at various design firms both in Vancouver, Canada and the Netherlands. Her work has been published in both countries.

Marian loves art, family, coffee, books, rainy days and learning odd and new things.

artist statement

Making wearable art comes out of a desire of creating beautiful things and the joy of connecting with people.

A few years ago I had a disease in which I lost hearing in one ear and this changed the way I interacted with my environment. I found I needed a lot more contemplative, solo time to adjust to this new soundscape and then starting a home studio, making things with my hands was a natural progression that came out of this.

I use quality and locally sourced materials as much as possible and am always inspired by the natural beauty, colours and textures of where we live. I am most attracted to simpler forms or symbolic shapes that have meaning.

It gives me great joy to see people being happy finding and wearing something they love. I take photos of their wonderful faces in my studio (see #fireandgracethewall), which is almost as much fun as making the pieces.

The best random advice I was given is to keep a clear conscience.

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