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Jim Unger is no stranger to a hard days work. He is completely self-taught other than some informal training in high school. Jim operates his business, Clayburn Copperwork in Abbotsford, BC.
Martin is strictly a gold and silversmith who uses a hammer to shape metal. People have been wearing gold and silver for millennia and he feels that he is participating in a very traditional use of precious metals.
This will be Hazel Cruse's first year at our 14th annual Copper and Fire event. She combines textures, shapes, shiny, rough, ancient, organic and sometimes not perfect to create pieces that are "perfection in imperfections".
Angela Muellers specializes in capturing the character and spirit of the individual who poses for her portraits. Her work has been seen at shows across Canada.
Ania Kyte creates beautiful beadwork jewelry and is a veteran of Britannia Mine Museum’s Copper & Fire art event. Ania’s studio is located in Mission, BC, and she finds that the distance is not too far to travel for the chance to display and demonstrate outside.
Using manual tools and recycled materials, Byron Anderson makes things the way that they used to be made – by hand. As a boy it was natural for Byron to play with wire and as soon as he could use pliers, coat hangers were not safe in his hands.
Sarah Groves is a metalsmith/jeweler working with copper, silver, gold, pearls and natural gemstones. She is returning to Copper & Fire because she enjoys talking about her work and how it is made.
Ever wondered what it would be like to work in the mining industry?