Brenda Roy is an international award-winning designer whose work appears in galleries across the country as well as in television and film. A graduate of the Jewellery and Metals program at Georgian College in Barrie, she now works out of a studio in Alliston, Ontario. She was a recipient of a Diamonds International Award in 1992 and is a member of The Society of Jewellery Historians.
"The concept of "tradition and innovation" perfectly describes my approach to the design process. I am very drawn to images and objects from the past and much of my work is inspired by Celtic and Medieval art, but the historical artifacts are only a starting point. In my Lewis Chessmen series you can clearly see how the original objects have been transformed to their most basic geometry - what emerges are contemporary pieces that hold echoes of the past."
Slate, sterling silver, leopard jasper, agate
Sterling silver, stone inlay
BR3 LEWIS KING NECKLACE
Sterling silver, garnet, leopard jasper, agate, red jasper, slate, gold leaf
Sterling silver, red jasper, leopard jasper, slate, gold leaf
BR5 KING FACE BROOCH
Sterling silver, slate, peridot, jade
BR6 LEWIS WARDER BROOCH #1 (rook)|
Sterling silver, lapis, amethyst, gold leaf
Sterling silver, lapis, amethyst
Sterling silver, iolite, gold leaf
BR9 SHIELD EARRINGS
Sterling silver, gold leaf
BR10 LEWIS WARDER BROOCH #2
Sterling silver, garnet, slate, gold leaf
Sterling silver, amethyst
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