Shelley MacDonald is a Jewellery Designer, Goldsmith and Silversmith living in Northern Canada, Yukon Territory
A graduate of NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Shelley has been making jewellery since 2000.
Inspired by the wild and rugged north, The Boreal Collection represents her interpretation of the natural and often harsh elements of her environment.
Shelley’s work explores the confluence of natural elements, converting them in metal to obscure the connection between natural forms and the body.
Shelley’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail and several UK fashion outlets after Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge wore one of her signature earring designs (The Modern Ulu Earring) during her recent visit to Canada in 2016.
“Living in a relatively isolated part of Northern Canada, I enjoy the solitude that enables me to focus on the elements that surround me and interpret them freely into my own designs. But as an artist I also need to connect with the rest of the world in order to find my true place. Sharing my story on this international fashion stage is a great privilege that will help me find my voice within it and to present a voice for the vast Canadian north, and its people. “