Margaret Peggy Logan
Colour and the plant forms that one can find in the natural world are the largest source of ideas in my work. Seeds and pods have a particularly strong attraction because of the regenerative quality to these objects. By finding and casting plant pods, I use them as parts in the jewellery making process. Through the study of botany and through observation and experimentation ideas evolve for enamels, jewellery, and painting. Vitreous enamels are fused glass on metal and add a painterly effect to much of my work. In the 1950 enamels where a very popular art form that coincided with the modernist movement in North America. Having come from a family of Modernist designers I was steeped as a child in modern art and this visual language comes quite naturally. In 1983 I graduated from George Brown college in gold smithing where I specialized in enameling. I worked as a gold smith throughout the years for Vancouver jewellers eventually breaking out on my own teaching for the Vancouver School Board and producing a line of silver jewellery. This work was sold at gift shops on Granville Island, craft fairs, the Vancouver Public Market and the Ladner Market. Internationally my work has be exhibited and sold in New Orleans, Maine, and Japan. It has been exhibited shows across Canada. A selection of jewellery and enamels was on exhibit at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for three years from 2017 until 2020. As a late bloomer I graduated from Emily Carr University in 2017 where I focused on painting and sculpture. Now I’m happily resettled on Vancouver Island in Deep Bay continuing to make jewellery, paintings, and enamels for stores and exhibitions.