Artist Statement and Biography
Margaret Peggy Logan
Colour and the plant forms that one can find in the natural world are the largest component in my work. Seeds and pods have a particularly strong attraction because of the regenerative quality to these objects. Finding, and then casting plant pods, I use them as parts in the jewellery making process. Enamels are fused glass on metal and add a painterly effect to much of my work. Having come from a family of modernist designers and I was steeped as a child in modern art as a result this visual language comes quite naturally. Through the study of botany and through observation and experimentation ideas evolve for enamels, jewellery, and painting.
In 1983 I graduated from George Brown college in gold smithing where I majored in enameling. I worked as a gold smith throughout the years for Vancouver jewellers eventually breaking out on my own teaching for the VSB and producing a line of silver jewellery. This work was sold at gift shops on Granville Island, craft fairs, the Vancouver public market and the Ladner Market.
As a late bloomer I graduated from Emily Carr University in 2017 where I focused on painting and sculpture. Now I’m happily resettled on Vancouver Island in Deep Bay continuing to make jewellery, paintings ,and enamels for stores and exhibitions.