Jose Ramon Franco
Born in Spain, Resident of Montreal, since 1980
Professional member of the Conseil des Métiers d ' art du Quebec
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.