Sandy MacFarlane

A gray geometric pendant with expressive gold markings.

Sail Away, 2021, Keum-Boo: 24k gold foil, sterling silver, 14k gold bale

About the Artist:

My first experience with metal was as a kid watching my uncle in the blacksmith shop on the family farm. I was fascinated, and those memories stuck with me even a decade later and half a world away. While working in Europe, I had the opportunity to take an evening course in jewellery-making, what I call “metalworking on a miniature scale”. My interest was sparked, which led to several years of learning from traditional goldsmiths at the Open University in the Netherlands.

I returned to Canada, and continued to acquire skills in metal working techniques: silversmithing from Lois Etherington-Betteridge, fold-forming from Todd Jeffrey-Ellis, and completed a certificate in Jewellery Arts at Haliburton School of the Arts. Through workshops, I continue to delve into specific techniques and concepts. I am also self-taught, with my natural curiosity leading me to explore methods while developing my own techniques along the way. Experimentation and self-learning have expanded my abilities. It has made me aware of just how important self discovery is to learning and becoming proficient in new skills.

My pieces reflect the attention to detail and craftsmanship from my European training, and the creativity derived from an inquisitive mind.

My work can be seen at various juried shows and select galleries in Peterborough, Kingston, Orangeville, and the GTA. I also enjoy teaching jewellery classes, workshops, and giving private lessons, along with working on commissions for a growing clientele.

Visit Sandy MacFarlane’s Website

 

Exhibitions

It’s All About ART Online Auction Preview

Bronson Smith - All about Art Online Auction 2021

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Looking Up, 2017

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Leanne Baird, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2016

Jenny Kastner, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2015

John Climenhage, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2014

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Lucy Manley, Manley - 28th Annual KAST exhibition

Summer Hours: The gallery is OPEN daily, Monday to Sunday, from 11am - 5pm. Admission is FREE!

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