Dual Bitter Circles Necklace
In Sterling, Copper, Enamel, Pearls, Graphite
Jan Smith is a Canadian/American artist working in vitreous enamel and altered and textured metals. Centered around mark making, her work is inﬂ uenced by her background in drawing, intaglio, and linocut prints.
“My work evolves from an intimate connection to place… Walking, observing, and gathering are daily rituals… Slowing down in order to comprehend the complexity of patterns, surfaces, and colours — these observations inform my practice.” -Jan Smith Artist Statement
Her enamelwork involves sifting numerous ﬁne layers of vitreous glass, which she then abrades and alters. Her mark-making, along with the unpredictability of the process, creates her work’s subtle surfaces and variations. Born in Vancouver BC, Smith received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jan has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is included in public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Burnaby Art Gallery, and Simon Fraser University.
Sterling Silver, wood, intaglio print, found material, mica, steel cable. Piece by Piece exhibition: Narrative & Found Object Jewelry Inspired by the legacy of Ramona Solberg & Ron Ho" June 2019
Garden Wall Brooch/Pendant
Brooch in sterling silver with enamel. Approximately 3 1/2" x 1 7/8" x 1/4" deep.
Exhibit: Right On! Rites, Rituals, Remembrances
Neckpiece in sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, and patina. 24" long. Centerpiece measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 3/8". Exhibit: Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies
1967 "Right Now"
Necklace in sterling silver, copper, enamel wool, and silk thread. Exhibit: Celebrating 70
Neckpiece in sterling silver, copper and enamel. Exhibit: Arte Fresca