Valerie has a BSc. in Biology from the University of Victoria, and a Jewellery Arts Diploma from George Brown College. She works out of her studio in Fonthill, Ontario creating new designs and directions for her jewellery lines, work for exhibitions, and custom pieces. Presently, Valerie is working on satisfying the seemingly competing muses of her love of nature and color versus her love of mid-Century modern design aesthetic. Her work has been in exhibitions across Canada, published in Lark Books “Showcase 500: Beaded Jewellery”, “Showcase 500 Art Necklaces”, and is on public display as part of the permanent Niagara Culture Capital of Canada collection.

Firepan Jewellery Designs can be found year round online at their Etsy shop. As well, in select art and craft shows, such as Artfest Port Credit, Artfest in the Distillery, Handmade Market, Made in Canada show and an annual open Studio show.