I'll be packing up and traveling to Toronto this weekend for the fabulous INLAND show at Queen Richmond Centre West. I'm excited to introduce my "everyday art pieces" to discerning Torontonians. If you are in the area, I would love for you to stop by my display and say hello!

INLAND is a curated shopping event and retail showroom featuring exclusively Canadian fashion, apparel, and accessory brands. There you can meet and shop directly from designers at the spring and fall pop-ups.


September 29-30, 2017
Queen Richmond Centre West (QRC West)
Friday 3-10, Saturday 11-7
Free Admission
September 24, 2017 by Chayle Cook
BRANCHWORKS Exhibition at Gallery 200

BRANCHWORKS Exhibition at Gallery 200

Gallery 200
The School of Dance
200 Crichton Street, Ottawa

Exhibition Dates:
April 30th - June 6th, 2017

Please join me for the opening reception of
"BRANCHWORKS" on Sunday, April 30th from 2-4pm!

“Branchworks” features new pieces from a family trio of artists. The works presented here explore the aesthetics of fractal growth patterns and negative spaces seen within tree branches. The use of overlapping lines, contours, and shadow become a recurring motif in each of the artists' work as they draw inspiration from the complexity, beauty, and illusionistic qualities of humble branches. Each artist delves into their preferred medium, ranging from metalworking, embroidery, and pyrography. This range of approaches highlights the diversity in contemporary craft today.

Lawrence Cook
Lawrence has been actively involved in Ottawa's photographic community for more than 30 years. He graduated from the Algonquin College's Advertising & Graphic Design program. His enduring involvement in photography is due to the positive challenges it brings to his life, keeping him intellectually active and creative. Lawrence has exhibited his photography and artwork locally in Ottawa's solo and group exhibitions. Lawrence is currently a full-time staff photographer with the National Gallery of Canada.

Maureen Ballagh
Maureen is a visual artist from Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Algonquin College’s Fine Arts & Craft program. In her artwork, she combines textile techniques such as felting, dyeing, embroidery and knitting to create intricate and cohesive works of sculpture. Her works have been exhibited by public and commercial galleries throughout Canada. For over 15 years, Maureen has been an active mentor and instructor in Ottawa's fibre arts community.

Chayle Cook
Chayle is an artist goldsmith from Ottawa, Ontario. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University specializing in jewellery, printmaking, and book arts. Her interdisciplinary approach to her studies has led to an art practice that balances her interest in the fine arts with her love of craft and design. Her art jewellery has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions and juried shows. As an entrepreneur in the jewellery industry, her own brand “Chayle Jewellery” focuses on producing fine jewellery that uses only sustainable and ethical sources of metals and gemstones.

April 21, 2017 by Chayle Cook

Show: Art in the Park


Art in Strathcona Park 
Laurier Avenue & Range Road, Ottawa

Saturday, August 9th
10 - 5pm

Enjoy the work of the area’s most talented artists and artisans. This 14th annual exhibition & sale is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular outdoor artistic events. Strathcona park is beautifully located next to the Rideau river and nestled in Ottawa's downtown Sandy Hill neighbourhood.

Art in Strathcona Park is organized by MICA (Mental Illness Caregivers Association of Canada) and contributes fund raising from this event the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. It is wonderful opportunity both support a great cause and to experience beautiful art for sale from local artists.


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July 01, 2014 by Chayle Cook

Event: Le pARTy


Le pARTy: Art Auction 
The Ottawa Art Gallery, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

Thursday, June 19th

One of Ottawa’s premier, spring-time social events, Le pARTy is your chance to bid on artworks by 65 regional artists, from emerging to established, working in a variety of media. All contributions to Le pARTy support creativity, curiosity and a unique vision for our city. Join hundreds of guests who have a taste for local art and food: your ticket price food and drink generously provided by a selection of the city’s finest restaurants and caterers.

The Multiples project is an exciting new initiative of OAG’s annual le pARTy Art Auction fundraiser. Curated by Danny Hussey, the multiples project is a limited edition of prints by 5 regional artists (Guillermo Trejo, Anne Tessier, Angelina McCormick, Chayle Cook and Drew Mosley). The pieces are packaged in an archival sleeve and delivered in a eye-catchy "Pizza Gallery" box. The boxes will be available for sale throughout the evening.


The Ottawa Art Gallery

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June 09, 2014 by Chayle Cook

Exhibition: Craft Ontario


Craft Ontario Gallery
990 Queen West, Toronto
May 29 - July 19, 2014

I am honoured to have 2 of my jewellery pieces displayed at the Craft Ontario's exhibition! This juried show features emerging craftspeople from across Canada.

Materialize offers an impressive mix of object-based experiences that will intrigue, delight and ultimately knock your socks off. Presenting selected work by thirty emerging makers, the exhibition includes pieces that range from hand-carved marble pendant necklaces to ‘Rebel’ quilts. Materialize promises to please with work that inspires creative introspection, leads you down the path of a compelling narrative, or lets you enjoy the deep satisfaction of experiencing a good-looking object that’s made just for you to use. – Craft Ontario


Craft Ontario

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"Lacuna of the Elm"
hand-carved white marble, silver, white silk threads


"Where fragments meet"
kiln-fired enamel Limoge, copper, silver


May 29, 2014 by Chayle Cook
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The Jewelry Exchange 2014


The Jewelry Exchange 2014 
International Project

This spring, I participated in "The Jewelry Exchange 2014". The project was an international collection of jewellery artists who are given a matching artist to make a piece of jewellery for, and then exchange jewellery pieces. I was pair with Italian jewellery artist, Marco Picciali.




"Piece of the Sky: for Marco" Copper, Silver, Enamel (plique-à-jour), 2014.



Copper frame for enamel and branch claw setting for brooch.

Copper frame packed with enamel powder, prepared on supports for firing in kiln.

Copper frame after firing, peeling off copper backing from frame.

Copper frame after backing is removed. 



Sent to Marco from Chayle





Received by Chayle from Marco




Chayle wearing Marco Picciali's ring



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April 16, 2014 by Chayle Cook

Internship: Tanel Veenre

This spring I returned to Estonia for a 6 week internship with jewellery artist and professor Tanel Veenre. I helped him prepare the final pieces for his international exhibition in Schmuck 2014, Munich. (SOLOƧ: never odd or even Tanel's exhibition was a duo with a jewellery artist, Märta Mattsson, from Sweden.)

The studio that I worked in is located in the 5 storey "jewellery house" on Hobusepea in Tallinn's old town. Purpose built as a jewellery studio, the building originally housed the jewellery store, studio, and living area for the family of the jeweller. Now, it houses multiple jewellery collectives and studios of goldsmiths and jewellery artist.






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April 04, 2014 by Chayle Cook
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Exhibition: OAG

  ART & PARCEL: a holiday sale
Ottawa Art Gallery: Sales & Rental 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa
Nov 13 - Jan 18, 2013


Art & Parcel features original photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewellery pieces and textiles, all priced at $400.00 or less. With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find a unique gift for the art lover on your list, even if it’s you!

This year’s edition includes works by Dave Merritt, Chayle Cook, Marc Adornato, Christopher Lea Dunning, Adrienne Herron and Karen Whyte, among others, with scarves created by Maureen Ballagh and sterling silver jewellery crafted by Erin Wallace.

Starting Nov. 13, OAG members receive 15 per cent discount on holiday sale purchases (with no reduction to the artist’s commission), so now’s the perfect time to renew your membership or become a new member!

- Ottawa Art Gallery: Sales & Rental Department



November 20, 2013 by Chayle Cook
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Exhibition: Meno Niša

"5th International Enamel Biennale"
Galerija MENO NIŠA
Vilnius, Lithuania
October 3rd - 31st, 2013


I am delighted to announce that 2 of my enamelled pieces have been accepted into the 5th International Biennial of Enamel Art VILNIUS 2013, hosted by art gallery MENO NIŠA. This is the biggest exhibition of enamel art in the EU and the most popular exhibition organized by gallery.


"This year art gallery MENO NIŠA is proud to host The Fifth International Biennial of Enamel Art VILNIUS 2013, dedicated to the development of enamel art and promotion of creativity and new ideas. Creators of the most inspiring and exciting art works will be awarded. Biennial VILNIUS is the biggest exhibition of enamel art in UE, and the most popular exhibition organized by gallery."





"Where fragments meet" Enamelled Brooch, 10 x 5 cm (2013)

"Trillium meadows" Enamelled Earrings, 2.5 x 1.8 cm (2013)




September 05, 2013 by Chayle Cook
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Solo Exhibition: OAG


"Fractured Geometry"
OAG: Sales & Rental 
2 Daly Avenue, Arts Court Building
July 23 - September 13, 2013
Artist Talk: August 7th at 6pm


I am very excited to announce the opening of my first solo art jewellery exhibition this summer at the Ottawa Art Gallery. I will be featuring works created during my Estonian artist residency (2013), and monotype printmaking from my Sparkbox Studio residency (2011).


Join me for my artist talk!
August 7th at 6pm





"In the Fog"

(Necklace) Sterling Silver, White Marble, Silk Thread. 2013.




"Where fragments meet"

(Enamel Brooch) Enamel, Copper, Silver. 2013.






July 23, 2013 by Chayle Cook
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