about

Vanessa Neily is a Canadian fine craftsperson born in PEI, raised in Ottawa and based in Windsor, Ontario. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, she holds a BFA majoring in jewellery design & metalsmithing and has continued institutional and self-taught study in textiles, woodworking, and ceramics. A simultaneous introduction to the handicraft techniques of vitreous enamelling and rug hooking sparked interest in designing pieces that combined the two and has been a trademark of Vanessa’s work ever since. Her work bridges wearable and wall art –  a multidisciplinary approach she identifies as ‘handmakes’.

To view my CV, please click VN-CV.pdf