I am a metalsmith. Having grown up on a farm, I am interested in the natural world. My focus in recent years has been on creating one of a kind, larger than life, highly detailed metal insects. I incorporate precious metals, gemstones and various other materials in their construction. Articulated body parts and the use of obvious rivets are important devices. The decorative details and the treasure contained in each piece reference elements of insect life, lore and environment.
SONG SPARROW NEST
GRAY JAY NEST
PINE SISKIN NEST
FIREFLY/LIGHTNING BUG/LANTERN BUG
WATER LILY/DRAGONFLY BOWL
INSECT WING NECKPIECE
SIX SPOTTED ORB WEAVER SPIDER
CICADA WING EARRINGS
FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY CHRYSALIS
WOOD LOUSE RING
PILL BUG BROOCH/PENDANT
NORTHERN HOUSE MOSQUITO
PEA POD BROOCHES
MUD DAUBER WASP
Elizabeth Goluch received her BFA at NSCAD, with a major in painting. Subsequently she turned her attention to metal, acquiring skills through experimentation and various workshops.
She has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. Her sculpture, CICADA (“I’ll Sing in the Sunshine”), was a Nominee and a Finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.
As a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia she has held the offices of President and Secretary. She has won Best in Show in numerous MAGNS competitions as well as the coveted Frank Phillips Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship
She sits on the Standards Committee of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and on the Exhibition Review Committee of the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax NS.
Elizabeth’s work has been shown in Canada, the USA, the Czech Republic and Korea, and can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Australia and Hong Kong.