Fia Cooper is a custom metalwork designer and jewelry artist living and working on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. Fia attended Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson BC, majoring in metal and studying jewelry. Furthering her education, she worked as a studio assistant in the fields of bronze casting and blacksmithing. Upon graduating she worked as a welder; designing, building, and installing custom metalwork. She creates her work with curiosity and a playful regard for the patterns and geometries that shape our world.
In her art practice Fia is motivated by the notion of discovery. She enjoys the challenge of trying to solve a design equation, developing each element, till they are resolved as one. This process reveals surprises that she hadn’t anticipated, and Fia embraces techniques that allow her to be inventive in her work.
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