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Scott Alpen Violet Finvers

A native Vancouverite and lover of the west coast, Scott is a rather eclectic creative being, having over the last 60 years explored the arts of photography, videography, painting, writing, producing, marketing, wine tasting, acting, music (trumpet,bohdran) and sculpture.

Having grown weary of working in the digital world as a director/producer, Scott turned to his early love of working with wood and through chance and exploration found a new creative path using wood scraps, driftwood, stump ends and reclaimed articles of interest to crate lamps, candle holders and sculptures.

The most recent work is a result of one day visiting friends and discovering Violet Finvers work as a glass artist.  Wanting to explore more experimental approaches to sculpture he presented Violet with some of the bases he had been working on...and thus blossomed a collaborative effort, combining natural wood with glistening glass creations.

Violet was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as a graphic designer.  In 1988, she graduated with honours from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and has been a professional graphic designer for more than 20 years.  A need for a new creative outlet and a change in direction led her to kiln-formed glass.  Violet began working with glass in 2008 under the mentorship of Brock Craig a Craig Studios.

Violet has participated in numerous exhibitions In Canada and the US and was a finalist in E-merge 2010, an international, juried, kiln-formed glass competition.  She was the 2012 recipient of the BC Glass Arts Association Pilchuck Scholarship.  Her work can be found in galleries/shops across Canada.  She works out of her home studio in Burnaby, BC.

Violet's kiln-formed glass is clean and contemporary.  Her attention to detail and finish and her love of colour, pattern and texture reveal themselves in distinctly unique, functional and sculpturlal pieces, equally elegant for the office and home.  She also creates hand-made, sterling silver and glass jewellery.

Canada's west coast is an area of vast wilderness forests, mountains, lakes and oceans that have been a constant source of inspiration and wonder to both Scott and Violet.  They try to reveal the form and flow of nature within the pieces bringing out the texture, colour and grain of the wood and glass and reflecting the beauty of our world here in British Columbia.