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.
Boxes in Various Metals
SNOWFALL Nickel, sky - bronze, moon and windows - gold L8.5 x 4.9 cms
POWDER SNOW. oxidised nickel, silver snow, bronze bottom and gold windows L8.2 x W 5.3cms
SOUTHCOAST Bronze and nickel L:8.8 x 5 cms
COASTAL FARM Bronze , Nickel and Silver decorative box: 5.2cm x 8.8 cm
GATE TO THE WOODS silver moon, gilded metal fox and bronze bottom 7.2 x 5.2cms
SUMMER NIGHT. Bronze bottom, Gold moon, nickel owl, oxidized nickel sky L 9.5 x 3cms
Precious Metals Brooches
Unique brooch made with Nickel and oxidised metal Size: 3.2 x 5 cm
Oxidised Nickel Bumble Bee Brooch. Size:3.7 x 2.4 cms
Hawk Moth Brooch in bronze metal
Small bee brooch beautifully crafted in nickel Size: 2.9 x 4 cms
Butterfly brooch made with Nickel, Bronze and Silver dots
Tiny nickel Bee brooch