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 Saturday September 15th to celebrate the arts and observe talented artists showcase and demonstrate their craft.
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.
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.
Hazel Cruse: Copper Jewellery
Hazel loves the warmth the colour of copper brings to her jewellery. See her demonstrate her techniques for bringing different colours to the copper she uses in her jewellery.
Jim Unger: Metal Artist
Jim is the owner of Clayburn Copperworks, creators of unique handcrafted art for home and garden. He will be demonstrating the process of soldering and colouring metal with a torch.
Jon Fathom: Stone Artist
Jon is the owner of Fathom Stone Art, a stone art studio and gallery in Whistler known for carvings and sculptures made from the northwests most beautiful stones.
Martin Vseticka: Metal Artist
Martin is an award-winning jewellery designer based in Whistler. He'll be demonstrating gemstone cutting - aka faceting - using a manually run faceting machine.
*Special event pricing: 50% off admission to the Copper & Fire Arts Event. Does not include underground tour. Tours still available for regular admission price.
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