Canadian Jeweller Buyer's Choice Award Winner

Artist Associates
Michael Dean and Carole Baldock are pleased to present the work of emerging young artists and award-winning designers from across the country at Michael Dean Jewellery Gallery. We have a wonderful selection of creations that you will not see anywhere else. The designs range from the contemporary to the very classic with a wide price range.
Grace Lee

My work reflects my childhood memories of growing up near tall trees and being near the ocean. Fresh foliage, coastal hues and natural elements have organically defined the aesthetic of my work. I inspire to evolve through deep reflections of my surroundings and my traditional roots by creating functional pieces that lend a sense of age and naturalness. Using clay in my jewellery has been a natural process of osmosis. My career work has revolved around clay as a medium and I've been designing jewellery for over 12 years. The marriage of these two processes organically formed the eikcam jewellery collection.
Grace Lee Jewellery
Grace Lee
Alvaro Sanchez

Alvaro Sanchez was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied design, music and architecture. Since leaving Argentina he has lived in almost every country in Latin America until 1990 when he established residence on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. As a self-taught silversmith Alvaro has gathered influences, techniques and inspiration from the ancient and contemporary art of the many cultures he has been immersed in.

His artistic style has an urban Latin flavour. Using precious metals and natural gems, Alvaro creates fine jewellery that is stylish and very comfortable to wear.
Alvaro Sanchez
Alvaro Sanchez


Carolyn Di Pasquale

Carolyn Di Pasquale’s handmade silver and brass pendants are whimsical, playful and reflective of the spirit of femininity. They make a brilliant gift for your sister, mother, daughter or aunt, to show them you truly appreciate their tiny eccentricities.

Made with love in West Vancouver, BC.
Carolyn Di Pasquale
Carolyn Di Pasquale


Gail Stefanek

After retiring from a fourteen year career as a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Gail began carving gemstones and designing wearable pieces. Though largely a self-taught artist, she has been fortunate enough to spend some time with master carver Thomas McPhee. She has always had a love for stones and enjoys the process of creating unique, lyrical carvings in semi-precious stones. Precious Metal Clay is another medium she uses as it allows for many possibilities in silver or gold.
Gail Stefanek
Gail Stefanek


Sandra Noble Goss & Andrew Goss

Sandra Noble Goss works in both jewellery and garden sculptures. Andrew Goss works in both jewellery and metalwork. Their work has been part of invitational shows in the Electrum Gallery in London, England (1988), Schwabisch Gmund in Germany (1988), Galerie Aurus in Paris, France (1995) and many in Toronto, Canada. They have had 10 two-person shows together. Andrew Noble Goss has shown in over 100 exhibitions. Sandra Noble Goss won the Steele Trophy for Best in Show for the Metal Arts Guild in 2000.
Sandra Noble Goss & Andrew Goss
Sandra Noble Goss & Andrew Goss


Janis Kerman Design

Janis Kerman Design is a jewellery design and manufacturing studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Established in 1980, Janis Kerman is known for her unique, limited edition fine art jewellery in platinum, 18KT and sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones, niobium and other media. Ms Kerman is noted for her signature “mismatched” earrings in 18KT, precious and semi-precious stones. Jewellery by Janis Kerman is recognized for its extraordinary interpretation and combination of colors and geometric shapes and sizes.
Janis Kerman jewellery
Janis Kerman


Jessie Turner

I specialize in contemporary forms in silver and gold. All worn objects can have meaning that fulfills lives, creating balance within the individual, the community and the natural world.

I hope to bring this alive by exploring traditional and contemporary ideas of design. I create unique jewellery and art, encouraging people’s individuality and connection to truth, nature and beauty.
Jessie Turner jewellery
Jessie Turner


John Blair

An accomplished jeweller and metal smith, John Blair’s artwork is influenced by ancient and modern ornamentation. He combines precious metals with unique hand–chosen gemstones to create timeless jewellery and art objects. Since completing a 4-year metal arts program at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in 1976, Blair has engaged in freelance work, exhibition and consignment sales in contemporary art/craft galleries. This artist's work can be found in collections worldwide. He was the recipient of an ACAD Alumni award of excellence in 2002.

John Blair jewellery
John Blair


Mikel Lefler

Taking cues from legendary artist Gustav Klimt's "Golden phase", Mikel incorporates 23K gold and silver leaf into the collection while staying true to her love of insects: each piece includes pieces of moth or butterfly wings set with resin in sterling silver frames. All wings used come from eco friendly sources. Each piece is a labour of love for Mikel, and truly an original work of art.

“Everything that I offer in my shop is handmade in my studio at home in Vancouver, B.C. I came to jewellery making via an odd route - a biology degree from Simon Fraser University. It was this that sparked my interest in using insects in my art. I love insects and their beautiful colours, shapes and patterns. I use only non-endangered and non-threatened species and buy from reputable suppliers. I studied jewellery making with a local jeweller and learned how to work with resins from my father. I absolutely love my job and am constantly inspired to create.”
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Mikel Lefler


Veronica Stewart

Colourful, decorative and distinct.

“I work exclusively with silver, wire and semi-precious stones. My current body of work explores the fusion of several techniques, which I have been refining since 2003. Crocheted and knitted fine wire is combined with shell, PMC silver or sometimes used alone in sculptural form, to create cuff bracelets, necklaces, collars and rings which I then weave with gemstones, pearls and crystals. I have a life-long knowledge of knitting and crochet which gives an endless supply of inspiration for stitches as well as for pattern and colour. This medium holds seemingly unlimited possibilities. Since 2006 I have been exploring more textural and sculptural directions, as the crocheted wire allows for strength and form while still maintaining a delicate beauty.”
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Veronica Stewart