Close

Joshua Marceau's Profile

About

My name is Josh Marceau. I am a first descendant of the Salish Tribe. I grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana on my parents' 20 acre farm just south of Ronan. I have 3 younger brothers and I just got married in May 2008. I graduated with an Associates degree in science from Salish Kootenai College and a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Penn State. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Montana, studying Biomedical Science.

Inspiration
The inspiration for most of my work comes from my wife, my childhood, and nature. I spent a lot of my childhood in the woods or out in the fields of my parents' farm. I became very comfortable out in the forest while gathering firewood or hiking with my family. The complex self repeating patterns found in nature are often expressed in my work. My wife is fond of…

Read more

  • Male
  • Joined March 10, 2009

Favorite materials

silver, copper, stone, gem

Shop

About

My name is Josh Marceau. I am a first descendant of the Salish Tribe. I grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana on my parents' 20 acre farm just south of Ronan. I have 3 younger brothers and I just got married in May 2008. I graduated with an Associates degree in science from Salish Kootenai College and a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Penn State. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Montana, studying Biomedical Science.

Inspiration
The inspiration for most of my work comes from my wife, my childhood, and nature. I spent a lot of my childhood in the woods or out in the fields of my parents' farm. I became very comfortable out in the forest while gathering firewood or hiking with my family. The complex self repeating patterns found in nature are often expressed in my work. My wife is fond of the graceful curves and twists that allow vines to decorate the forest and I am fortunate that they can be mimicked by bending and twisting silver wire. Although I appreciate the finished pieces I am much more interested in the process of creating the free-form design of the projects. I plan to document some of the procedures that I use in the form of photography and movies and host it on an appropriate website in the near future. My background in silversmithing started as an elective class offered at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana that was taught by Frank Finley. Frank was also my chemistry instructor and he flawlessly merged chemistry, art and Native American culture into a high quality yet down-to-earth introduction into silversmithing.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?