Patsy Kay Kolesar is a Vancouver jewelry artist whose work is highly focused on colour and pattern. An award winning graduate from Vancouver Community College’s Jewelry Art and Design program, Patsy’s one-of-a-kind pieces have been selected for exhibitions internationally, and her collections are sold at galleries across Canada.
In 2012, Patsy was awarded a 2-month artist residency in the Netherlands; there she explored the idea of motion in life, creating work using only wire and simple hand tools. In 2013, Patsy co-founded the Vancouver Jewelry Artists Collaboration, a group bringing together jewelers and artists from different disciplines, with the mission of promoting Art Jewelry in Canada. The group’s collaborative pieces have been chosen for exhibitions in Canada, USA, and Europe. In 2014, Patsy was chosen as the Touchstone Centre for Craft scholarship recipient; she was invited to Farmington, Pennsylvania to attend an ‘Imagery in Metal’ workshop, learning new methods of incorporating pattern into her intricate enamel work.