Vivienne is a graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing, Britain. She maintains a full time contemporary jewelry studio. Her work had been purchased and exhibited extensively and in 2003 she was elected to the royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. Vivienne considers her formative years growing up in Wales, Great Britain, as an essential aspect of the development of her approach to making: striving to express a reverence for the fundamental natural world that surrounds us. In recent years she has expanded her practice to include sculptural forms and ways of working with the found object and recycled material.
“An interest of mine is to work with recycled materials and this form was of interest given how immediately identifiable it was, what it stood for and how challenging it would be to attach a personal artistic vision to it.”Vivienne Jones