Passionate about life, Uxbridge Studio Tour artist Audrey Morgan turns her vision of the natural world into jewellery – which we see as wearable art.
I'm in awe of the natural world....its colours, patterns, textures -- even its flaws. My work strives to convey the beauty I see in nature.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Audrey Morgan was born in Ajax, currently lives in Pickering Village and considers Uxbridge the ‘hills of home’. Her Dad had land in Uxbridge and, as a kid, she'd picnic in the woods with her family. "Dad built many homes in Uxbridge, eventually becoming neighbours with Francis Muscat".
A lifelong wish to work with silver was fulfilled when Audrey finally embarked on her own course of study with some terrific people: Beverly Smith in Collingwood, Anne Grotrian @ George Brown College, Ruth Rodgers, Sandra Noble Goss, Liz Simpson, Catherine Crowe and Megan Jones & David Swinson of Kensington Silver Studio.
Audrey is very grateful to META4 Craft Gallery in Port Perry. "Jen, Bonnie and Birgitta have given me a venue to sell my work, room to grow as an artist and an opportunity to fulfill a natural inclination as a teacher".
Audrey is inspired by the genius of nature. She's moved by heart-felt, uninhibited creative expression – whether communicated in the visual arts, fine craft, music, film, writing….or cooking a kick-ass dinner! She is thrilled when something she can offer connects with something in another. "Boil it down and I create to forge connections".
By day, Audrey is the Manager and Sr. Buyer at Health Plus Nutrition Centre in Ajax. She's deeply committed to holistic health and a champion of REAL food and a return to sane agricultural and resource management practices. "I strive to empower people to take responsibility for their own well-being".
By night, She LOVES to make jewellery. She works with sterling, copper, gem stones and glass. "The colours, patterns and even the ‘flaws’ found in the natural world — and for me, the world of gems and metal — are the most captivating".
As a Reiki Master, Audrey believes that every thought, thing and act has a vibration. She hopes that her work conveys her best intentions. ….heavy stuff — But let it be known: her humour is informed by vintage Bugs Bunny and her LOVE of a good laugh!
She hopes you come out to see the outstanding artists on one of the best studio tours in Canada. "Fly by. Say hi."