Patricia Tozer is a fine artist, experimental silversmith and designer working in relationship with her materials to create unique, one of a kind pieces for an international clientele. Patricia’s influences are varied and include Irish and Czech folk lore and her extensive knowledge of the history of Western art. She has chosen jewellery as the vehicle for her artistic expression because it has the power to cross boundaries, help us find community and to aid each of us in expressing our unique selves. Her work stands out as defiantly different while still being wearable and beautiful.
Patricia studied fine arts at McMaster University and earned her Master’s degree at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., Canada. She was fortunate to learn metalsmithing from master goldsmith and multimedia artist, Tosca Terán in Toronto, Canada. Other teachers include award winning American jeweller Melissa Hampton, from whom she learned Melissa’s signature Gold Flow(tm) technique, and BC goldsmith Nina Turczyn. Patricia’s work can be found in collections around the world.
She was invited to show her work at Milano Jewellery Week in Milan, Italy in October of 2022, which was a great success.
She lives and works in the Pacific Northwest on an island in the ocean.
Patricia accepts very few commissioned works per year. If you are interested in having a custom piece made, please get in touch, and include a brief description of your requested piece. Acceptance or refusal of the custom work is at the artist’s discretion.
Artist Statement: The foundation of my art practice has always been process and deep connection to my materials. I am always exploring new techniques and pushing at the boundaries of what constitutes body adornment and jewellery.
Recently I have turned my attention to the challenge of evoking an emotional response through minimal design. I am limiting my palette of shapes in the hopes that the purity of intention shines through. The concept is of something almost recognized, nostalgic, but elusive. They leave an open space for new stories to be told by the wearer.
~Are you looking for Tree Speaks to Stone? You’ve found it!
“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire
Curriculum Vitae ~ Selected Shows
Jewelry DROPS exhibit, Milano Jewellery Week, Milan, Italy October 2022
The Earring Show, Craft Council of BC, Vancouver Canada May-June 2022
Battle of the Rings, Danaca Design Gallery, Seattle WA USA April 2022
The Earring Show, Craft Council of BC, Vancouver Canada May-June 2021
An Unnatural History, TEST Gallery, Toronto Canada Oct-Nov 2017
Wicked Women, The Hermit’s Lamp, Toronto, Canada July 2017
I acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Beecher Bay First Nations communities, for allowing me to live, work and play on their lands. I also give thanks to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful place. I am grateful for the enduring presence of indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island on this land.