Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1972. Her early applied art education at George Brown College led her to work independently from 1994-98 as a jewellery designer, before going on to work as a carpenter and finisher, and then into welding, a career that spans 16 years.
Between 2000 and 2006, Nycki was active in film and music video production as an Art Director, Property Master and Assistant, as well as a set welder.
Always seeking new ways to express herself in her chosen medium - metal - she has now created a unique collection of pieces using recycled materials. She would like to share her passion for an art form she loves and introduce you to her latest design concepts.
Nycki Samuels now lives and works on Salt Spring Island where she her artful welding can be found in numerous commissions in the form of gates, railings, lighting and furniture in a variety of metals.
where to see or read more
shows: Nycki's work can be found at the following galleries and shops.
OakLeaf Gallery, Chemainus, BC
Boardwalk Greens, Saltspring Is. BC
Bayview Framing and Art, Ladysmith, BC
Unforgettable Gifts, Delta, BC
web: Visit the artist's website for numerous images and info about her and her work.
press: Reviews where Nycki's work has been discussed.
Gulf Island Driftwood, Elizabeth Nolan, July, 2007
Gulf Island Driftwood, April Curtis, August, 2005
documents: Click here for a complete Curriculum Vitae.
contact the artist
address: 204 Welbury Drive, SSI, BC. V8K 2L7
Growing up in Toronto, Ontario and now living on a west coast island has greatly influenced my work. My jeweler's eye for detail was drawn to larger tools and other metals. In 1999 I went back to school, took a welding course and became a certified welder. I was the only women in the class of 17 men.