“A LOVE STORY…Once upon a time there was a French wire artist from Montréal who was making bicycle sculptures and selling them on the street. Along came an English girl from Ontario who set up beside him to sell her hand-painted buttons. Not able to communicate in the same language, the man handed the young woman a piece of wire and she twisted it into a tiny penguin. The man was enamoured and thirty years later the couple is still creating beautiful work together…”
Hello, my name is Heather Boyd and I am a wire artist. have a Fine Art Degree from the University of Guelph with a minor in Consumer Studies and Design. In 1989 I and gave up a stressful Artistic Director job in Toronto to become a starving artist and street vendor in Montreal. I sold my hand-painted buttons to tourists and morphed into jewelry design. My work evolved and for many years I sold at Art shows and to boutiques. Notable clients included The National Gallery of Canada, Musee des Beaux Art in Montreal and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
I currently am represented by the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Montreal in the west island of Montreal. The gallery carries my jewelry and bookmarks and also a line of mixed media wire and watercolour work.
Over the years I have offered craft and jewelry workshops in schools and libraries and teach Mixed Media Art and Jewelry Making at the Viva Vida Art Gallery.
I have a loyal following on YouTube for my Wire Art & Jewelry tutorials. I offer an on-line course and have created the Wire Art & Jewelry Makers’ Club community on Facebook.
My husband and I continue to create and sell custom wire art and jewelry on Etsy. We now specialize in wire wedding cake toppers thanks to a client’s special request. Toppers include tandem bikes, musicians and sports figures. I am very open to new ideas and welcome your special requests.