Exploring the poetics of memory Lydia Buxton pairs alternative materials with traditional aspects of metalsmithing through contemporary art jewellery.
As both a designer and contemporary metalsmith, Lydia Buxton cultivates handcrafted wearable works informed by her love of texture and natural materials. Exploring the poetics of memory she pairs alternative materials with traditional aspects of metalsmithing. Today, she continues to show her personal work both locally and internationally through various contemporary jewellery galleries and exhibitions. Her Lydi of the Valley Jewellery line of limited edition collections offers up natural elements and textures that further feature a mix of silky freshwater pearls and sterling silver. These intentionally tactile pieces are meant to be worn simply; bringing a subtle luxury and tactile play to the everyday.
A graduate of NSCAD University (Halifax, NS), she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. Upon graduating her student work won the 10th National Jewellery Student Competition at L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa. Recently relocated from the east coast, Lydia makes her home and work in the heart of East Vancouver’s thriving Strathcona art studio district.