• Fia is led by curiosity in her art practice. She enjoys the inquiry of the design process; it's what makes being creative exciting for her. What she produces is best described as a "one-of-a-kind series."

    In her studio, she works on multiple designs and compositions simultaneously. The ideas flow together, and the most salient one is advanced. Sitting on her work table is a rainbow-hued palette of tiny glass beads, like the aggregate seeds of summer berries, ripe with color and intricacy. As she works, combinations reveal themselves, and she turns them into vignettes to be incorporated into future pieces.

    Fia attended the 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 began working in steel fabrication—designing, building, and installing custom metalwork. Fia creates her work with curiosity and a playful regard for the patterns and geometries that surround and shape us.

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