Hello! My name is Andrea Haukedal. I live in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Here is my story.
Several years ago now, I attended a beginner's silversmithing class with my Dad and that is where my journey began.
While I was at school, I worked part time at a shop specializing in jeweller's tools and supplies. I found that I had an affinity for the art of metalsmithing and was not afraid to try things on my own. I was soon a bench jeweller and I quit school... But I have not looked back since. While I was honing my skills as a bench jeweller, I also began instructing silversmithing classes... which I love doing. I have been teaching since 2010.
I later quit my full time day job as a bench jeweller; it gave me the skills and knowledge of traditional techniques I needed but did not leave much room for creativity. Now I spend my days teaching classes and making jewellery pieces in my well stocked studio which I have been adding to over the years.
This is my art and creative outlet; It is an expression of myself and my pieces are a fragment of that. Thank you for visiting!