Michelle Plamondon BFA

Michelle Plamondon, a French-Canadian Artist/Jeweler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Received her BFA from University of Manitoba in 2015 focusing in installation art and sculpture. She actively volunteered in Studio Programs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 2006 -2009. She has displayed sculptures, paintings and jewelry at La Maison des Artistes, Ace Art Gallery and SOFA (2012-2015).  She participated in “Nuit Blanche” all night exploration of contemporary art in2013 to 2015. In 2013, she was awarded third place in the “Emerging Voices” competition at Nuit Blanche for her work “Environment Revolt” examining nature reclaiming spaces. Michelle was strongly influenced by photographer David McMillan’s Exclusion Zone series. In 2015, she was awarded a grant with the Untitled Artist Collective from La Maison des Artistes Francophone during Nuit Blanche, to develop the public interactive installation “REST STOP”. Michelle is currently working on her second degree majoring in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). She has participated “All in NSCAD” group show in 2018 at the Anna Leowens Gallery. She is member Co-Adorn in Halifax and Vancouver Metal Arts Association and was selected to take part in exhibitions with both associations in 2019.  Her main influences in her current work is material play especially with industrial materials, exploring clean minimalist style and industrial architecture. The elegance of simple forms is prominent aesthetic to her work. Using enamel, metalwork, cement, resin and other found materials, she incorporates them into wearable jewelry pieces.

Current / Upcoming Courses

20. Concrete in fine Jewellery

Incorporating traditional metalsmithing techniques and industrial material to create contemporary pieces. Basic jewellery skills in sawing, soldering, filling and finishing of metal, will result in making a frame in sterling silver to inlay concrete/resin. Participants will have a choice of different colored glass and semi-precious crystal incorporated and set into the frame. Each participant can make their choice of 2 pieces ring, pendant or pin. By the end of the course participants will have basic knowledge of soldering and experience working with concrete and resin.