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Purchase Rickson Jewellery @ www.RicksonJewellery.Etsy.com. I am an independant jewellery designer in love with creating new and exciting wearable art.  

I have my Masters in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in the UK. I am now back in Toronto, Ontario Canada working as a full time jewellery artist and loving every minute!

Artist Statement:

I am interested in the feminine ideal in relation to the female body. I enjoy creating work that expresses my wish to both conform and rebel against ideas of femininity. Through various materials and processes I take from my own body both physically and metaphorically. Hair can be used to comment on feminine allure and power, while clear resin is used to symbolize an abundance of tears.

Furthermore, I am interested in the way humans attempt to separate themselves from the primal world of animals with supposedly civilizing rules and regulations. I understand gender as part of the ‘cultured body’ and connect the tension between female and feminine with the struggle to exist as both an animal and a human.

I also create narrative photographs of my jewellery on my own body. The jewellery itself references my ideas of body and femininity as I am wearing it, and enhances the idea that femininity is a performance rather than an innate quality. Overall I enjoy deconstructing and reconstructing the feminine ideal to create wearable works of art alongside narrative photography.

Enjoy!

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Brampton, Ontario
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Home studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Full time jewellery artist. I create three lines of work:
- Wire, marble and precious gem accessories
- Precious Metal and gemstone, lost wax cast fine jewellery
- Art Jewellery and Photography commenting on the feminine image, using non traditional materials
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.ricksonjewellery.etsy.com
What media do you work with?
silver, gold, gemstones, hair, resin

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Motherhood

Experiences of pergnancy and early motherhood depicted with small scale sculptures and jewellery in two tones of metal.
Feb 25, 2013
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Woman's Best Ornament from Godey's Lady's Book

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK

Philadelphia, February 1850

WOMAN'S BEST ORNAMENT

BY REV. B. P. ROGERS.

LET me urge upon my female readers, especially those who are in youth, the importance of taking loftier and better views of life than those taught by the vain world. It is…

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Drawn to Develop

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

I am entering a new world. The world of drawings and screen printing.

I'd love your thoughts on how these could be applied to products.…

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Silver Cats Save Cats

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

The OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) had plans to euthanize 350 animals, but only 99 have been put down due to 'combined voices of animal welfare advocates' (from the Toronto Humane Society Article), and many people are raising money, and there is even a…

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Have a Heart Fundraiser - Donate $5 recieve a free pin and $20 off any one Rickson Jewellery Item

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:30pm 2 Comments



Donate $5 and get a free pin if we raise $40 to make a prototype and a mould

Also, get $20…

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Rickson at SNAG and more....

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

So there are many new and exciting developments in the world of Rickson Art Jewellery. (Anything underlined is a link!)

1. I recieved the …

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At 10:00am on September 13, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 11:22pm on March 19, 2011, Bettina Matzkuhn said…
thanks for the invite....have been neglecting to check in.  I'll post an invitation to my upcoming show...cheers bettina
At 10:15pm on December 27, 2010, Isabelle d'Hauterive said…

Thank you for your invitation 

Have a nice day Isabelle

At 6:50pm on August 26, 2010, Kayla Rae Rinne said…
Thank you so much for your comments! I actually saw one of your pieces in the Schmuck cataloge and I really enjoyed it. And then I too saw your spine piece, wonderful! Also, your Everlong necklace is fantastic! I really enjoy how a whole set of jewelry is on one chain. I actually love Lauren Kalman's work. My first metalsmithing class at New Paltz had a photo of the Hard Ware piece, the gilded tongue, in the room and I fell in love.
At 4:03pm on August 8, 2010, Alison Greer Pack said…
Thank you for such a meaningful and supportive comment! It sincerely touched my heart. I love your wax ring series.
At 12:46pm on August 2, 2010, Brice Garrett said…
Wow thank you so much! I love what you are doing with resin! keep up your amazingness!
At 12:19am on July 22, 2010, MELODY ARMSTRONG said…
Hello Rickson
Thanks for adding me as a friend!

My Etsy page link does not seem to be working on my end lately?
Maybe my player isn't working, I don't know?
I tried to install the new shockwave player but it is still blank.
Is it appearing for you?
Anyways what I did was on my Etsy I click on your etsy and then
under promote click on "Etsy Mini"
and you can build how you want it to look, then you just copy the code and paste it
on Crafthaus in one of the sections or into a blog or what ever.
Hope it works for you!
Melody
At 5:07pm on July 20, 2010, Alison Greer Pack said…
Hello,
Thanks for friending me! I look forward to getting to know you! I wondered if that pic of me was always up- or just when I was on crafthaus! James is such a cutie- I just love him and so do my students! He is such a good friend and mentor to me. The doll head is a mannequin that I stumbled upon in Paris last summer. It just screamed Alison! Several people - including my hubby- thought it was me at first glance.
At 4:26pm on July 20, 2010, James Thurman said…
Thanks so much--a former student of mine, Cody, shot the videos for me. They turned out much better than we planned. Did you see the bloopers at the end? Alison is actually a good friend of mine but we did the doll avatars by complete coincidence. My girlfriend, Sandie, surprised me with the modified Ken doll--she did a great job with the likeness, and even fabricated the glasses!
At 2:51pm on July 20, 2010, James Thurman said…
Oddly enough, I'm not the only one with a doll avatar. Thanks for looking me up!
 
 
 

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