First Name
Jo-Anne Critchley
Last Name
P.O. Box 8
P0K 1N0
Handmade jewellery using metals, stones and pearls.
Artisan Profile

On a clear winter morning, Jo-Anne Critchley Browne looks out across a vista of white, broken only by the spruce trees at the edge of her country property
just outside of Matheson, Ontario. Coming home was a journey for Jo-Anne. Like many young people born and raised in Northern Ontario, Jo-Anne left for
college not knowing if she would return. In 1974 she graduated from Sheridan College, School of Design with a major in Jewellery and Metal Work. The
next seven years of her life involved many moves about Ontario and Eastern Canada. During this time Jo-Anne worked professionally as a metal artist
from her home studio. But the compass of her heart drew north, and in 1981 Jo-Anne, her husband Bob and their two young children returned to
Matheson. From her studio in the country, Jo-Anne owns and operates Critchley Browne, a jewellery design business. The unique one-of-a-kind and
limited edition pieces she creates are constructed by hand, using a variety of metals, stones and pearls. Her work is contemporary, yet timeless. Over the
years Jo-Anne has taken part in 45 exhibitions in Ontario, British Columbia and Mexico, winning 19 awards for her work in various categories.

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