Biography

Devon Clark was born in Nelson, British Columbia, and grew up in the very sparsely populated village of Salmo. After high school, she became interested in jewellery at the Kootenay School of the Arts Center of Craft and Design where she completed a 3 year diploma program in the Jewellery and Small Object Design department in 1999. She continued her education at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Jewellery and Metals program in 2002. 

While Devon is Canadian, a recent move with her family has landed her in Savannah, Georgia, where she continues to work in her studio. Devon has been represented by some of Canada's top Craft galleries, and has also exhibited in the USA, France, Germany and Portugal.

Artist's Statement

I am a designer and builder of accessories. I find beauty in a variety of different materials from precious and semiprecious gems and metals, to plastic, glass and paper. I believe value can be present in any material if you love how it looks so I tend to work with a variety of them.

My work encompasses a variety of styles inspired from architecture, nature, fashion, and Art. Even though the origin of my inspiration is always in flux, key elements of my personal design style are present throughout my jewellery lines, tying the different collections together.

I like to work in series, exploring and pushing the idea of a form and concept in many different directions. Recycling and upcycling are reoccurring themes found in my work. Often various techniques are implied to create the illusion of mass and weight while allowing the work to remain wearable and comfortable. Form and function are always important concepts considered.