Copper and Fire
The Britannia Mine Museum's annual arts and crafts event returns bigger and better than ever this year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
This event celebrates artists and craftspeople who use materials extracted from the earth, including sculptors, metalworkers, jewellers, and painters.
Head over to the Britannia Mine Museum on Saturday, September 18th to see artists from across British Columbia demonstrate, display and sell their craft. Watch as artisans create copper jewellery, pottery and gemstone art inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
Event only tickets are available or access the event through General Admission or your annual pass.
Some of the BC artists who will be showcasing their creations include:
Ailsa Brown | Canvas & Clay – Delta-based artist Ailsa Brown is known for her mixed media paintings and wheel thrown “clay art” that are expressions of our intimate relationship with nature and the oneness of all living things. www.ailsajbrown.com
Angela Muellers | Paint – Brackendale-based painter Angela Muellers is a classically trained portrait and landscape artist, who is best known for painting natural forms and the effects of light like mountain landscapes, nature, animals on copper. www.angelamuellers.com
Hazel Cruse | Copper - Hazel Cruse is a local jewellery artist who combines textures, shapes, shiny, rough, ancient, organic and sometimes not-so-perfect materials to create pieces that are "perfection in imperfections". Her custom handmade pieces showcase her passion for South Coast jewellery, North Coast carvings and engraved silver, and ancient Tibertan Turquoise and coral adornment pieces.
Jim Unger | Copper – Abbotsford-based metal artist and former cabinet maker, Jim Unger operates Clayburn Copperworks where his custom hand-hammered metal works have evolved over the years from simple garden objects to large sculptures and contemporary works of art. www.clayburncopperworksdesign.com
Martin Vseticka | Silver & Gold – Sea-to-Sky-based Martin Vseticka is an award-winning jewellery designer who brings his love of nature into goldsmithing through unique design and environmental ethics. He specializes in the form and forge method for gold and silver work and is best known for his trademark halibut hook design. www.vseticka.ca
The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, gold panning, the historic 20-storey concentrator Mill building and its BOOM! special effects show, the Terralab STEAM learning space, the minerals and gem gallery, and the Beatty Lundin Visitor Centre.