K. Claire MacDonald BFA

K. Claire MacDonald is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she completed a BFA with a Major in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She works primarily in metal, utilizing her technical training to explore both functional jewellery and sculptural objects. Over recent years, her interest in painting has led her to explore an interdisciplinary approach to her sculpture work that seeks to merge her painting and metalsmithing practices.
After graduating from NSCAD University in 2012, she spent a number of years living in Toronto completing a three-year artist-in-residency at Harbourfront Centre, and gaining experience working for several artists and designers including Kim Dorland, Matsu Jewellery, and Leif Benner Designer/Goldsmith. She has exhibited and sold work throughout North America, and has had her work included in several publications. Her practice is presently based in Halifax, NS.


Current / Upcoming Courses

18. Traces of Place: Recording Memory through Paint and Metal

This workshop focuses on the use of basic metalsmithing techniques in combination with paint to create sculptural mementos of place. Methods of recording memory will be explored through color, shape, and form. Students will learn a variety of techniques to apply paint directly to sheets of metal, and how to incorporate this unique colouring technique into the creation of small sculptural objects that can serve as markers of moments in time and place.