dawn paterson

haute-couture jewelry canadian artist

Dawn has a studio in the artistic district of Toronto.


Dawn has joined us for exhibits in ottawa, toronto and london for the past 13 years.  i love the energy she brings with her along with the trunk of new creations she arrives with each time.


Her work is unique and collected worldwide across Canada, Mexico – Manzanillo, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, San Miguel Allende Guanajuato and Puerto Vallarta.  She has strong community roots and contributed to the St. Joe’s Women’s Centre in Ottawa.


Her inspirational drive to create haute couture .950 wearable silver sculpture jewellery comes from the culture and colonial architecture of countries where she lived and visited – Spain, Mexico, Greece and France. The wrought iron gateways and window grates, sculpted and curvy, mosaic adornments and colourful hillside dwellings, narrow colonial passageways, the glorious sun sparkled beaches, breezy swirling oceans of multi-coloured blue and green waters, magnificent basilicas surrounded with lush song bird filled jardins. Architecture of ancient times, the ruins of greek gods, mexican mayans, and the multitude of colours and textures creatively fabricated into works of ancestral art.


I melt fine silver to make .950 silver of a higher grade, then roll out the ingot to each particular shape and size for the designs which unfold as if being overtaken by the gods themselves.


Dawn has a diploma in Graphic Design from Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada and a diploma in Silversmithing with Billy King of Sterling Quest School in San Miguel Allende Guanajuato, Mexico.  She apprenticed with Pepe Ceroblanco, designer-jeweller, and Juan Nieto, fashion designer, in San Miguel and worked alongside numerous “Joyeros” in Guanajuato, Cozumel, Zihuatanejo and Puerto Vallarta. When travelling to Barcelona, Spain in 2008, I studied mosaic art techniques with Martin Brown, mosaic artist.


We are proud to have Dawn represented in our gallery and we proudly wear unique jewellery she creates for us.

phil emond – gallerist

dulce - haute couture jewellery available