Maureen Johnson creates exclusive designs in fine silver at her home in Saskatoon. The name MauReu Designs (Mah-Roo) honors the memory and influence of her father, who worked with silver and semi-precious stones. Maureen recently became a juried member with the Saskatchewan Craft Council. She has studied in Saskatoon and Edmonton, receiving her Art Clay Level 1 Certification. Maureen has been designing jewelry with various mediums and participating in trade shows for five years.
The moldable metal Maureen uses is called “Fine Silver Precious Metal Clay” which is made from reclaimed silver. It consists of 90% tiny silver particles and 10% organic binder. The soft clay which is really metal in a binder is kneaded, rolled, shaped, and texturized. Once dry, it can be sanded, perfected, and fired in the kiln. The binder shrinks 10% and you are left with a beautiful bright piece of solid silver 999! Working with precious metal clay presents a niche area of jewelry design with infinite possibilities, making each handcrafted piece of art unique, valuable, and something to be treasured. MauReu Designs realizes that beauty is in the journey.