Jose Ramon Franco

Born in Spain, Resident of Montreal, since 1980

Professional member of the Conseil des Métiers d ' art du Quebec

Technical training:

 

Claude Berubé Museum (copper enameling)

Jewellery School of Montreal 

Saidye Bronfman Center in Montreal (wax sculpture)

 

Professional Experience :

 

I began working in Spain with copper enamel, leather and silver.

Upon arriving in Montreal, I began experimenting with all kinds of materials like copper, brass, aluminum, steel, silver, plexiglass, etc.. Oxidizations and transformations of metals have always fascinated me. All the designs are created with great care by myself. I work a lot on the harmony of different shapes.

Simplicity is my greatest challenge.

Architecture and urban life are my primary sources of inspiration.

One can find my jewellery in museum, art gallery and arts and crafts gift shops across Canada.