Lise Pomeroy

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Let me introduce myself: I am Lise Pomeroy, born and bred in Montreal, Quebec, where I attended Dawson College to study Illustration and Design. This lead to working as a technical illustrator in the corporate world, which detoured to a career in project management for nearly 30 years.

Fast forward to now. I have been living on the shores of Lake Huron in Kincardine for the past 13 years and at about that time I dipped my toes into the art of jewelry making on a small scale. My beading, stringing, and wirework became my passion, and led me down the path to bead weaving with a needle and freeform beading with seed beads. My work sold well at shows, my local gallery, and to friends. I attended beading retreats and had my work featured in a beading magazine.

I had always had a strong desire to work in silver, but was reluctant to take the first step because I knew it would be a big commitment. I started with annealing copper on my gas cooktop but it wasn’t long before I was totally obsessed and by about 5 years ago I had my own well-equipped silversmithing studio in my home. For me, metalsmithing isn’t something one can just dabble in - it is a commitment in time training, tools, and material. I have learned so much in the past years and I still feel excited everyday to have the opportunity to work in my little studio.

About 3 years ago I was able to dedicate myself full time to silversmithing. I have some of my work in a local shop and try do a few shows each year (pre COVID) and I am selling more online through my website, social media, and Etsy.

I don’t think I will ever stop learning, hopefully improving, and being inspired and influenced by the beautiful and natural world around us here on the shores of Lake Huron. My work is still evolving and I continue to experiment with materials, styles, and composition, while trying to have a unique take on simple and modern designs. When someone wears one of my  handcrafted, original pieces, I want them to feel like they are wearing a piece of art.