Mary Lynn Podiluk
Mary Lynn studied both fine art and linguistics at the University of Saskatchewan and earned a BFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing at NSCAD University in 2012. Her art practice integrates her passion for art and her fascination with linguistics.
In 2013 and 2015, she won NICHE Awards in the student and professional divisions, and was selected as a professional finalist in the 2016 competition. Mary Lynn’s work has travelled around Canada as part of the 2015 and 2013 Dimensions (Saskatchewan) exhibitions, in which she received awards for excellence in fine craft and functional ware. In 2012, she won the Canadian National Jewellery Student Competition, leading to her 2013 solo exhibition Sonance (Ottawa) made possible with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
While attending SOFA Chicago to exhibit her work with Creative Saskatchewan in 2015, Mary Lynn's silver plated copper teapot Metalanguage was purchased by the Kamm Teapot Foundation, the world's largest and most comprehensive teapot collection.
Mary Lynn maintains a full-time studio practice in Saskatoon, SK where she handcrafts exquisite and conceptual jewellery.