Dianne Karg Baron
Jeweller & Metal Artist
“I like to create surprises with my wire jewellery! Come visit me to find unexpected, finely detailed jewellery that is beautiful and affordable.”
Dianne Karg Baron’s obsession with wire began over 20 years ago when she wanted to make a pendant out of a little piece of beach glass she found while walking near her home. Since then, the award winning artist has bent, linked, twisted, woven, hammered, fused, crocheted and knitted her way through many kilograms of metal. Much of what she creates is made, by choice, without the use of a torch.
Dianne participated in the Lake Scugog Studio Tour from 2011-14 and rejoined the tour in 2018. Other major exhibitions include: Outside The Lines, presented by Rails End Gallery & Art Centre, Haliburton, Ontario (2015), Holding Place: A Repository Of Containers And Vessels By Metalsmiths Around The World, International Online Jewelry Exhibition, curated by Beth Wicker (2013), Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands, presented by Influx Jewellery Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (2013).
Her jewelry has been published nationally and internationally, including in leading craft publications such as MAGazine, the publication of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, The Wire Artist Jeweller, 500 Earrings by Lark Books, Wire in Design by Barbara McGuire, and Lapidary Journal.
Dianne’s infectious passion for wire working has made her a sought-after instructor, teaching workshops at George Brown College, Haliburton School of the Arts and other localities in Canada and the USA. Since 2007, she has written and published over 50 tutorials, courses and videos on wire working and chain making.
Her jewellery is in private collections in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the USA.
A graduate of Ryerson University (Interior Design, 1988), Dianne is a member in good standing of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She lives in Oshawa, just east of Toronto, with her husband and children.