Colleen Baran
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  • Greater Vancouver, BC
  • Canada
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In this crafthaus blog, I explore the intersection between gender and jewelry with a three-prong approach: interviewing artists who do not shy away from words like “gender issues,” “feminism,” and “sex”; analyzing the work of said artists and the reach of their work via questionnaires; and reinvigorating conversation about gender in jewelry by putting together an online exhibition.See More
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JUNK: rubbish to gold Exhibition

THIS CRAFTHAUS EXHIBITION IS NOW ARCHIVED AND THE AUCTION OVER.IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN OUR NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION AND AUCTION PLEASE GO TO  www.rubbishtogold.comARCHIVE:JUNK: rubbish to gold playfully explores ideas of exchange, bartering, gathering, earning and giving by putting on display the entire process of creating the ‘work-of-art’.All works available to bid on via a silent auction right NOW.     Partnering charities supplied the masses…See More
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2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennale

A look back at the exhibition in Beijing and 2013 Beijing Design Week.Group Host: Ezra Satok-WolmanSee More
Oct 6, 2015
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inclusions

Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.See More
Apr 28, 2015
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Secret Garden

"Beautifully varied"
Nov 11, 2014

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Greater Vancouver, Canada
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Studio in Greater Vancouver, Canada
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Jewellery maker.

Colleen has exhibited in eleven countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway and the USA and been published in a few more including China, Austria and Italy.

Recent projects include a daily ring project; in 2010 she made 365 rings as an experiment in recycled, alternative and repurposed materials. Starting Jan 1st and ending Dec 31st she experimented with materials such as elastic bands from around morning newspapers and produce to twist ties to recycled straws.

Related to this project, Colleen curated her first exhibition, ‘Ring a Day’ at Punch Gallery in Seattle which was part of the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) annual conference. The exhibition featured 365 rings by 65 international artists and was juried from 17,000 photos.

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shop- www.colleenbaran.etsy.com
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At 12:09pm on February 17, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 2:46am on October 3, 2014, Kate Bajic said…
Hi Colleen, thanks for your friend request!
At 2:45pm on August 31, 2011, Dianne Karg Baron said…

Hi Colleen!  Nice to see you here!  Thanks for the friend request!

At 8:06am on June 7, 2011, Karine Rodrigue said…

your work on the rings is very entertaining!


At 12:03am on May 7, 2011, Tara Locklear said…

so glad to meet you on here!

 

At 8:03pm on April 26, 2011, Paul McClure said…

Really enjoyed your work at the HFC opening last week. Our work is side by side :-)

Hope to meet soon,

Paul

At 6:38am on December 9, 2010, Laura GC said…
Thanks :) Wonderful work.
At 2:23pm on November 30, 2010, Two Claws Jewelry said…
Thank you most kindly for the friend request, Colleen!
At 2:26pm on November 27, 2010, Tammy Young Eun Kim said…
Hi Colleen! Thx for the add & the comment! Aw, i love your ring series. awesome!
At 10:26am on July 3, 2010, Annie Tung said…
Lovely!
Great to see what happens out west!!
Best,
Annie
 
 
 

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"Now I want to see a picture of you with a feather duster in your hand, Linda. That would totally make my day. Just kidding :)"
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"My work has not specifically, and really only once or twice been focused on gender issues. I have contemplated more specifically the empowerment I feel that comes from messing about with metals and the tools needed to mess about with metals. My…"
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"Thanks for adding your story in depth, Charity!!  Best of luck, your pieces and display look amazing!!"
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