Stuart Adams is an Edmontonian who has worked in silver since 1995 and uses a fusing method to create sterling silver “art jewelry” – one-of-a-kind pendants, pins, rings and bracelets.
Each work goes through a process of discovery whereby a composition is assembled from irregular silver fragments that he heats to melting (961°C, 1763°F). The surface becomes glassy like a mirror and the metal wants to collect into a shiny, mercury-like puddle; bubbles and textures appear almost instantly, edges melt and curl almost as quickly as the pieces fuse together. The shapes and textures are unique, and Adams often accents his works with 14k gold, or semi-precious stones such as Ammolite, amethyst or lapis lazuli. The Egress Studio trademark is registered with the Canadian Intellectual Properties Office in compliance with Canada’s Precious Metals Act.