Alison is a metal smith and lapidary artist, born in Alberta. She was inspired to learn lapidary arts and then metal smithing by a lifetime love of rocks.
Common techniques seen in Alison's work include handcrafted filigree, use of raw gemstones and organic elements. Her inspirations come from many places, including nature and international travel.
Alison has a BA in International Development Studies and is combining her education with her art; bringing traceable gemstones directly from female Tanzanian miners, through a collaboration called Moyo Gems. Antiquorum Design's first purchase was of 5 gems in October 2022, and all future rough gems are expected to come from this truly ethical source!