Cornelius Van Dop
Van Dop was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada at the age of six. In 1968 he gained a degree in Philosophy at the University of Ontario.
He moved to Cornwall in 1973 and set up his own workshop. Influenced by the Japanese metal tradition.he began by making beautiful boxes using different non-ferrous metals - silver, gold, nickel, copper, bronze etc used for colour where appropriate. He also makes beautiful jewellery (mainly brooches) which often feature common insects like moths and bees Pieces are all soldered, hand fabricated (cut-out), textured, assembled and polished. Each piece is a unique study of nature.
His jewellery is collected and treasured.