A Canadian artist, Lydia Buxton pairs traditional silver-smithing and enamelling techniques with alternative materials to create compelling contemporary jewellery. Her focus on form and texture create sculptural works that are home adorning a body, or filling a gallery space.
In 2013, Lydia graduated from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. In the summer of 2013 she was awarded first place in the 10th Annual National Student Jewellery Competition held at L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a recipient of an Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant, which has graciously funded her current body of work, ‘The Gardens We Carry’.
“My designs are a response to the contours and colors of my inspiration. I seek to capture visual fragments of memory through means of metal, color and form. I delight in the essence of this work, these hand tasks propelled by my efforts into lively wearable objects.”