Metal Arts Guild Awards for Larry Knox

Larry joined the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia after moving here from Ontario 4 years ago. It is the only Metal Guild in the province and the majority of its members live in the Halifax/ Dartmouth area, a 3 hour drive from our studio. Like all things Nova Scotian, the members are friendly and welcoming. At the first meeting we attended, we were invited to stay overnight at the guild President’s house – and he’d only met us once for 15 minutes at a gem and mineral show in Parrsboro! 
This month the Guild celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a show called “The Journey”and Larry entered a few pieces including this ceremonial plate inspired by the Tara Broach, found in an Irish bog.

Ancestral memory by Larry Knox
material: Brass and Lapis Lazuli.
techniques: sinking, chasing and repouse.

Larry was thrilled to win the Ellis Roulston Memorial Award for his Brass plate in the non- jewelry category, reserved for non-wearable functional items.

His second award was for this gorgeous copper vessel, part of a series he’s been working on for the past year. He takes recycled drainage pipes on a journey to a new beginning as sculptural pieces that are shaped and twisted and then torched to create a patina.

New Adventure by Larry Knox
material: Copper.
techniques: sinking, raising, planishing and patina.

The title New Adventure is a nod and a wink to our blog Our Bear River Adventure that chronicles our personal journey settling into rural life in Bear River, Nova Scotia. The move made it possible for us to devote most of our time to our creative adventures.

New Adventure by Larry Knoxdetail:  Mouth of the vessel.

The show presented an opportunity to enter the competition in the production category. Although Larry didn’t win, his necklaces are featured in the poster advertising the show at the Hydrostone Gallery in Halifax which was another delightful surprise:

The necklaces were inspired by the inuksuk, stone markers built by Arctic peoples and possibly used for navigational purposes.

Here is a closer look at Larry’s necklaces.

The Wanderer by Larry Knoxmaterials: Copper and Enamel with hand-formed Silver findings. Leather necklace.
techniques: planishing and enamelling.

The Wanderer by Larry Knoxmaterials: Copper and Enamel with hand-formed Silver findings. Leather necklace.
techniques: planishing and enamelling.

The Wanderer by Larry KnoxHand-formed Silver findings. Leather necklace.
techniques: wire-wrapping 

The Wanderer by Larry Knoxmaterials: Copper and Enamel with hand-formed Silver findings. Leather necklace.
techniques: planishing and enamelling.

The show and sale continues in Halifax until October 30. After that it will journey to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design where it will stay until November 17th.

There are 19 participating metalsmith artists in the show including Elizabeth Goluch, Dana Grund, and Candice Prior.

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4 Responses to Metal Arts Guild Awards for Larry Knox

  1. Congratulations! That's fantastic!

  2. Barbara M. says:

    Congratulations. Fabulous work Larry. You star! Barbara

  3. Larry Knox says:

    Hi Martin and Gord,I was surprised to get the awards, like wow!Thanks for your support.

  4. Larry Knox says:

    Hi Barbara,I was just looking at the night sky.I saw a lot of stars…like I saw your star.Thanks for your support.

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