sherri pelican

sherri pelican

sherri pelican contemporary jewelry




Sherri Pelican is a Vancouver-based jewelry designer and metalsmith. The art and craft of jewelry making has been a lifelong passion for her, beginning with a love of beads and beadwork and evolving to designs fabricated in metal. Her designs are primarily material and process directed with a focus on the contrasts that can be created with shapes, materials, and surface treatments.

While she is almost entirely self taught, Sherri has attended intensive workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and at private studios in the USA. Her instructors include Andy Cooperman, Joanna Gollberg, Susan Lenart Kazmer, and Barbara Minor.

Sherri’s work is defined by the idea that jewelry enhances self expression by linking art to daily life, allowing the wearer to step outside the prevailing view of jewelry as accessory. She delights in creating pieces that are visually intriguing and wearable.

artist statement

Materials drive my design process. I love the tactile quality of textured metal. I am delighted by the soft shimmer and subtle colors found in glass beads or stones. These elements form the framework for my designs. Within that framework I use geometric shapes, repetition and contrast to create work that is visually intriguing and thoughtfully crafted. My jewelry is meant for every day wear,  a piece of handcrafted art that enhances the individuality of the wearer.