After a career in medical research, John Downie took his first jewelry course at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design in 2002.

He joined the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia in 2004 and served as it's president from 2009 - 2011. In 2018 he was successfully juried into Craft Nova Scotia. (formerly the Designer Craft Council.)

John's work is hand-constructed in metal - primarily fine (999) and sterling (925) silver, but he also incorporates continental (800) silver for special effects.

In his work, John uses roller printing, hammering and flame-produced reticulation to achieve a variety of textures. Finally, to introduce contrast and colour he incorporates patination, gemstone beeds, pearls or bezel-set stones.

Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6644

Monday through Friday: 9:30 to 5:30
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: closed