Drawing from her experiences in art, craft, and industry, Stefanie Dueck employs traditional metalworking techniques in unconventional ways. Both functional and sculptural works are driven by process and an experimental spirit. Her explorations with metal have taken her from the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC, to a blacksmithing apprenticeship in Southern Spain, a scholarship at the Center for Metal Arts in Pennsylvania, and over a decade of independent practice in Vancouver, BC Having recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast, Stefanie continues to create, focusing on her line of hand forged flatware, sculpture, and custom projects.
Stefanie Dueck's work has been exhibited across North America and England, and been featured in numerous publications, including American Craft Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, Azure, and Architect's Newspaper Interior. Currently, she is excited to be working with choreographer Joe Ink on a collaboration titled Dance:Craft. Other upcoming projects include a public art commission for the Qathet Regional District, utilizing reclaimed material from Powell River's old incinerator site.