Isabelle Ferland studied at the visual arts faculty of Laval University and works in Quebec City as a fashion accessory designer, infusing her pieces with a certain artistic quality. She is interested in a noble and timeless material: wood. She proposes different species of precious wood to create contemporary mosaics. From this inventive research of colors, shapes and textures, she designs jewelry and hair accessories that are both original and practical. Her meticulous solo work allows her to personally oversee all stages of the creation and fabrication of her pieces. She is a professional artisan member of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec.
Quebec City Award of Excellence
The members of the jury highlighted the diversity, originality and quality of execution of the products presented. The impeccable finish, the attention to detail and the elegance of the production were particularly appreciated.
Photo Lise Breton, thank you!
Trained at the Faculty of Visual Arts at Laval University, Isabelle Ferland works in Quebec as a designer of fashion accessories, infusing a certain artistic quality into her pieces. She is interested in a noble and timeless material: wood. It offers alloys of different species of precious wood to create contemporary mosaics. From this inventive search for colors, shapes and textures, she designs jewelry and hair accessories that are both original and practical. Her meticulous solitary work allows her to personally oversee all stages of the creation and manufacture of her pieces. She is a professional artisan member of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec.
Canadian and exotic wood with stainless steel
I love wood! I love its patterns, colors and textures. I like the contrasting game between the classic side of the wood and the more designer side of the mosaics. I juxtapose Canadian and exotic wood species in a harmonious marriage of colors and textures. Where does the wood I use come from? Mainly from cabinetmakers: I collect their unused planks, their scraps! The essences that I do not recover, I buy them from an importer specializing in wood. I obviously take care to check the origin and the way the slaughterings are done.
I love my studio! Every day I savor the freedom I have to be able to create. New concepts emerge from my mind all the time and not just at the workshop. Indeed, ideas come to me while walking in the forest, running, playing with my daughter and even while cooking! I draw them, I test them, I modify them and I modify them again. Of course, I am not always alone in the process. I have collaborators who are essential, of fundamental importance in the achievement of my objectives. But I am present at all stages of production, attention to detail being paramount. Once the jewelry is finished and checked, packaging and shipping are also done in my workshop.
Quebec City price
This award highlights the quality and originality of the production of an exhibitor from Quebec City at Plein Art.
Pratiques, les barrettes sont créées à partir d'essences de bois canadiennes et exotiques. Pourvues d’attaches vissées, et non pas collées, elles sont solides et durables. Réalisées à la main, ces barrettes de bois laminés créent d’uniques mosaïques.