Dianne Karg Baron’s obsession with wire began almost 20 years ago. Since then, the award winning artist has bent, linked, twisted, woven, hammered, fused, crocheted and knitted her way through many kilograms of metal. Much of what she creates is made without the use of a torch. “It’s a deliberate choice,” she says. “I enjoy the challenge of figuring out a design based on the constraint of working cold.”
Her infectious passion for wire working has made her a sought-after instructor, teaching workshops at George Brown College, Haliburton School of the Arts and other localities in Canada and the USA.
Dianne has been an active member in the metal arts community for over a decade. She served as President and Past President of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada (MAGC), helping it grow from a Toronto-centric group to a recognized national organization.
She has written numerous articles about metalworking, and from 2007-2013 served as Editor of MAGazine, MAGC’s flagship publication.
Exhibited and published nationally and internationally, her work has been included in leading craft publications such as 500 Earrings by Lark Books, and Lapidary Journal.
Her jewellery is in private collections in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the USA.
A graduate of Ryerson University (Interior Design, 1988), she is a member in good standing of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She lives in Oshawa, just east of Toronto, with her husband and children.