Melody Armstrong is an internationally recognized contemporary jewellery artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She earned a BFA, majoring in Jewellery and Metals from the Alberta College of Art and Design, graduating with Distinction in 1999. Creating with a variety of metals, enamels and stones, Armstrong’s Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship. Armstrong delights with her use of contrasts in surface treatments to highlight the elements she has imposed throughout the metal. Vitreous Enamel, anodized metals, or gemstones creates bursts of colour and reflection while the patina oxidizes much of the metallic surfaces, providing a sense of distress, corrosion and age.
As a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Armstrong’s work has been recognized in numerous competitions including: Dimensions 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2019; and internationally in the Lewton-Brain Foldform International Competitions 2012, 2015 and 2018. Armstrong’s work has been published internationally, most recently featured in New Rings 500+ Designs From Around the World by Nicolas Estrada and Art Jewelry Today 4 by Sandra Korinchak; Armstrong’s awards include the ACAD Alumni Honour Award in 2016, and Independent Artists Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board in 2010, 2013 and 2019.
Melody Armstrong Jewellery is represented in Gallery Shops across Canada. Four of her works are currently part of the SKArts collection, her work is also held in numerous private collections internationally including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and the United States.