Check out Mother Earth's artistic side! Our annual Copper and Fire event celebrates artists from all over BC that use mined materials "of the earth" including metalworkers, painters, jewellers and sculptors. Join us from 10 to 3 on Sunday September 17th to celebrate the arts and observe talented artists showcase and demonstrate their craft. Enjoy activities, hands-on workshops, and live music from Carolyn Grass and Friends!
Byron Anderson: Wire Trees
Inspired by a deep love of trees this self-taught artist began developing his signature style over 24 years ago. Creating art the way things used to be made: by hand with manual tools, recycled materials, and creativity.
Sarah Groves: Metalsmith/Jeweller
Her original designs are forged (hammered), fabricated or cast using the lost-wax process and often incorporate a variety of textures and references to natural objects. These designs showcase natural materials like copper, silver, gold, pearls and natural gemstones.
Madisen Hilligoss: Natural Pigment Watercolours
An artist who uses natural materials to explore how we communicate about the environment through art. Her eco-friendly approach, creating watercolour paints from crushed rock and other materials, is a unique way of connecting art and the environment.
Ania Kyte, Glass Lampwork Bead Artisan
At TurtleBead Studios, Ania Kyte uses a torch flame to create glass turtles and glass beads. In addition to her own artwork, Ania is also a passionate teacher, providing hands-on instruction to students interested in the art of glass beadmaking.
Angela Muellers, Copper Plate Portraits
Specializing in capturing the character and spirit of the individuals who pose for her portraits, her work has been seen at shows across Canada. At the Copper & Fire Arts Event, Angela will be showcasing portraits painted on copper plates.
Tatiana Shilova, Macrame Jewelry
Tatiana celebrates the unique beauty of rare stones from around the world by adorning them with beautiful macramé designs. Every one of her pieces is unique, one of a kind and made patiently, one knot at a time.
Valeri and Valentina Sokolovski, Sculptor
Internationally acclaimed artists who have exhibited sculptures and paintings in over a dozen countries in the last five decades. Their black granite monument dedicated to the miners can be found on-site at the Britannia Mine Museum.
Jim Unger, Copper Artist
All of the art found in Jim’s shop, Clayburn Copperworks, has been made by hand and hammer, occasionally employing modern tools to make the work less taxing.
Special event pricing: 1/2 price admission*
*does not include underground tour. Underground tour available for regular admission.
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