Melissa Pedersen

Melissa Pedersen (Calgary, AB) started her own jewellery business after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2009. She has won numerous awards and has had her work exhibited both nationally and internationally.

The anticipation of spring after the long winters in her home town has motivated her to annually fill her sketchbooks with designs about growth and the celebration of life. One of the most important influences on her work is the garden. Memories of her mother’s garden as a child and Melissa’s own garden today provide her with a continual source of inspiration.

Working in a variety of materials, Melissa’s favourites include silver, gold, gemstones and pearls. Her jewellery includes one of a kind wearable art pieces, limited production jewellery, and special commission works.

ACC Exhibitions: Unity & Diversity (2009), THIRTY (2010), Coming Up Next (2010), Prairie Excellence (2010)