I am a Metalsmith.

Education

2016  Red Seal Journeyman Machinist: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2016  Machining Apprenticeship: Block 4, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
2016  Machining Apprenticeship: Block 3, Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
2011- 2013  Machining Program Honours, Nova Scotia Community College, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada 
2005-2008  BFA, Majored in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, NSCAD University, Halifax N.S. Canada

 

Residencies  
2008-2009  Artist in residence, NSCAD Campus, Lunenburg, N.S.  
                   Program provided studio space and living accommodations. Responsibilities include teaching workshops                       to the local community and schools, and hosting Open House events. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada,                         September 2008 – August 2009 

2008           Nova Scotia Center for Craft and Design Summer Residency  
                   Program provided studio space, concluding with an exhibition of work Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, July –                     August  

Nominations, Grants, Awards  

Best in Show Cliff Brown Memorial Rose Bowl:#1 Metro Transit, “Journey”. Hydrostone Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada, Metal Arts Guild of Nova

Scotia Annual Exhibition 2011. 

Best Piece Challenge:#1 Metro Transit, “Journey”. Hydrostone Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada, Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia Annual Exhibition 2011. 

Honorable Mention Challenge: Serpentine Roads, “Journey”. Hydrostone Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada, Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia Annual Exhibition 2011. 

2010 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage Creation Grant: to produce Series of Wearable Sculpture 

Best piece Alternative Materials: Graffiti Pit “Metamorphosis” Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada, Metal arts guild of Nova Scotia Annual Exhibition, 2010. 

Exhibitions

2021 'Camp' CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society LA Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2020 'Spent' CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society: Galerie Lewis, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

         "Placement" CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society: Travelling Exhibition: 1) The Mary E. Black Gallery, N.S. Canada. 2)               Visual space gallery, Vancourver, B.C. Canada

         'New Vernacular' MetalAid, presented at New York Jewellery Week 

2019 "Broach/ Brooch" CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society, The Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, N.S. Canada

2018 "Conversation Starter" CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society, Studio 21, Halifax, N.S. Canada

2017 “30th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

          “Technique”  Nova Scotia Metal Arts Guild, AGNS, Halifax, N.S. Canada  

2016 “29th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

          "Forerunner" Solo Exhibition, L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
2015 “28th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

2014 “27th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
           “Alchemy Actually”  Nova Scotia Metal Arts Guild Gala, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, N.S.                         Canada  

2013 “26th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

2012 "25th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” L.A. Pai  Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   
           “Space” Halifax Bead & Metal Clay, Halifax, N.S. Canada/ Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Syndey                    N.S. Canada 

2011   “24th Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” LA Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.             
            “Journey” Hydrostone Gallery Halifax, N.S. Canada/Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Syndey N.S.                      Canada               

2010  “Big Flavour” Influx Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (November 4th- December 12th) 
            “Metamorphosis” Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada/Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney                 N.S. Canada

            “Adornables” Group show, Hydrostone Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada.
            “Lunenburg Art Gallery Juried Show”, Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada. 

2009  “22nd Contemporary Canadian Jewellery Exhibition” LA Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
           “Reclaim, Reuse, Renew”, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA. 
            “Open Doors”, NSCAD Studios, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada 
            “NSCAD Showcase”, North Shore Art Gallery, Lunenburg N.S. Canada 
            “Point of Departure: Graffiti Pit”, Solo Exhibition Utility Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada. 
            "Open House", NSCAD Studios, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada 
            "Let's Celebrate Spring", Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg N.S. Canada) 
            "Open House", NSCAD Studios, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada 

2008    "Decked Out", Seeds Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada  
            "Propel", Vessel Gallery, NSCCD, Halifax, N.S. Canada 
            "Beauty in the Breakdown", Solo Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S. 
             Canada  
            "NSCAD Grad Exhibition", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada 
            "Expand", Utility, Halifax, N.S. Canada 
             "18th annual Wearable Art Show", Marquee Club, Halifax, N.S. Canada  

2007   "Tangibles", Seeds Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada  
            "17th Annual Wearable Art Show", Marquee Club, Halifax, N.S. Canada 

2006   "Hours and Yours", Seeds Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada     

Professional Experience

2019   Assembler, Pivotal Power DRS, Bedford, N.S. Canada

2018   Instructor, Precision Fabrication, NSCAD University, Halifax N.S. Canada

2013-2016 CNC and Manual Machinist, MacKenzie Atlantic Tool and Die, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia,                           Canada. 

2015   Lathe Workshop: Jewellery Instructor, NSCAD University, Halifax N.S. Canada 

2012   General Labourer (Machinist), Advanced Precision, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada (June to August) 

2011   Grinding Seminar, Walter Surface Technologies, Nova Scotia Community College, Kentville, Nova Scotia,                         Canada. (November) 

2010   Craft Developer, Orb Factory, Halifax, N.S., Canada 

           Jewellery Instructor, Nova Scotia Center for Craft and Design, Halifax N.S. Canada (October14th- December                   7th) 

2009   NSCAD’s Lunenburg Studios Workshops Instructor 
           Taught a series of twelve jewellery and art workshops within the local schools in Lunenburg, N.S. Worked with                 grades primary to twelve. 

           Volunteer for Night of the Arts, Lunenburg, Academy, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada 
           Volunteer for Enviro-night "Arts", Lunenburg Academy, Lunenburg, N.S. Canada 

2007   Volunteer for NeoCraft Conference, NSCAD, Halifax, N.S. Canada 
           Sales associate and Production assistant, Chez Glass Lass, Chester, N.S. Canada 

2006   Assistant Technician, NSCAD Jewellery Department, Halifax, N.S. Canada

 

Publication, Articles, Reviews  

2010   Interview, Breakfast Television, Halifax N.S. Tuesday, June 22nd 2010. 
           Review, “A place in her art for forgotten spaces”, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax,  N.S. June 17th 2010, page E1.  
           Review, “It’s the Pit”, The Coast, Halifax, N.S. April 29-May 5, 2010, vol. 17 no. 49, page 37. (web version                         http://www.thecoast.ca/ArtAttack/archives/2010/04/29/its-the-pit-meris-moshers- graffiti-beltbuckles) 

2009   Interview, Eastlink Magazine Television Show. 
           Review, "The 6th Annual College Issue", MAGazine (Metal Arts Guild) Spring  2009, Vol. 24, No. 1. 

2008   NSCAD University 2008 President's Report, page 21. 
            Vivid NSCAD Alumni Newsletter, "NSCAD Lunenburg Studios", October 2008, vol 6. 
           “Stretching Metal Boundaries” Newspaper review by Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald Friday, May 23 
            Interview in "Metro " Newspaper, Halifax, N.S. Wednesday, March, 28, 2008, page 18. 

2007    Work featured in The Coast, Halifax, N.S. "The Students's, Guide To Halifax", September, 2007, page 70  

Affiliated Galleries  

2018- present    Jewellery Designs at Galerie Lewis, Quebec
2011- 2013        Jewellery Designs at Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
2010-2015         Jewellery Designs at Influx Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
2010                  Jewellery Designs at Art and Jules, Halifax, N.S. Canada 
2009- present    Jewellery Designs at LA Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada 
2009-2010         Jewellery Designs at Utility Gallery, Halifax, N.S. Canada 

Memberships

2017- present  CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society Exhibition Chair 
2010- present  MAGNS Metal Arts Guild Nova Scotia