​​​bio/ artists statement

A graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in England U.K. Vivienne has maintained a studio practice as a professional contemporary jeweller in Toronto since the 1980s. Her

original work has been consistently exhibited and sold by means of select galleries and juried and invitational exhibitions. Meanwhile through out her career Jones has created many individual commissions.

Vivienne considers her formative years growing up in the natural beauty of Wales in the United Kingdom as an essential influence on the development of her work. She explores the qualities of her material through form, detail, texture and layering. Her work reflects aspects of nature while remaining innovative and contemporary.

In 2003 Vivienne was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

'I find jewellery an intriguing form of personal expression ,both for the artist maker and for the individual who chooses to wear the piece. I imagine that the pieces I make will be worn and valued and will become meaningful objects in someone's life. It is because of the personal attributes of jewelry that I enjoy working with a client to create a piece for them.'  ​vivienne