John Blair

A studio practitioner, John Blair (Calgary, AB) has worked more than three decades in custom designed jewellery, gallery and exhibition art jewellery, and fine art objects.  His work has been included in numerous exhibitions across Canada including “Magnus Opus: Metal Arts Guild” 1992 juried travelling exhibition and “All About Alberta” that travelled in 2006 to 2008 from Washington to South Korea with many stops in between.  For Alberta’s 2005 centennial celebration, John was commissioned by the province to make the ceremonial knife used by Queen Elizabeth II to cut the centennial cake.  And he made the gold band that was worn by Brad Pitt and the pins that were worn by Casey Affleck in the movie Assassination of Jesse James.  He has also been included in the Lark Book 500 Metal Vessels and the soon to be published 500 Earrings by Nicolas Estrada.  His distinctive jewellery has been featured in numerous fashion shoots for Avenue and Swerve magazines.

ACC Exhibitions: The Recipients (2013), Continuum (2014)