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, by choice, without the use of a torch.
She has an infectious passion for wire working that 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.
An active member in the metal arts community for over a decade, she has 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.
In addition to writing numerous articles about metalworking, from 2007-2013 Dianne served as Editor of MAGazine, MAGC’s flagship publication. She currently hosts “The Year of Jewelry Project”, a weekly jewelry challenge, on Facebook.
Exhibited and published nationally and internationally, her work has been included in leading craft publications such as 500 Earrings by Lark Books, and Wire in Design by Barbara McGuire.
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.