The 14th annual National Student Jewellery exhibition was held from August 24th - September 13th, 2017
Our thanks to our esteemed Jurors!
Barbara Isherwood, Masters in Art History from the University of Toronto, where she currently teaches (Continuing Education) and whose writing has been published in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, FiberArts, Metalsmith, Studio, Raw Vision and more.
Kristina Parsons, design historian whose research focuses on the intersection of physical and digital realms and the human body. She is currently working in the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a Project Curatorial Assistant for the upcoming show Items: Is Fashion Modern?. Directly prior to this, Kristina worked at Artsy, the world's most comprehensive platform for learning about and collecting art and design online.
Anna Lindsay MacDonald contributes to Canadian craft through her studio practice and through educating emerging designers in Canada and abroad, currently at OCAD University. She holds a BFA in Jewellery Design from NSCAD University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Thank you this year's sponsors:
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) publisher of Metalsmith Magazine. SNAG aims to create an organization of â€œdesigner craftsmen in the metal arts fieldâ€ and to produce a conference of professional jewelers. In 1969 a larger group met two more times, establishing the basic parameters of the organization, its name, and plans for the first SNAG conference in 1970.
Metalaid is an online platform offering the art jewellery community an opportunity for alternative learning, critical thinking and creative making. Originally Initiated by artists Amir Sheikhvand, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay, Devon Thom and Jay Joo. The current active team is composed of Marie-Eve G. Castonguay, Alex Kinsley, Suzanne Carlsen and Amir Sheikhvand. Metalaid encourages a complement to traditional means of education through alternative workshops and seminars focusing on both techniques and concepts. Tailored for an informed audience composed of either practicing artists, recent graduates and jewellery enthusiasts, the sessions we promote and facilitate are led by national and international artists, makers and thinkers in the field of contemporary art jewellery.
The British Crafts Council aims to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft by building a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft, increasing and diversifying the audience for contemporary craft and championing high quality contemporary craft practices nationally and internationally. We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UKâ€™s social, economic and cultural life. We believe that the future of craft lies in nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their education.
Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.
The Canadian Jewellers Association is the national trade association for the Canadian jewellery industry, comprised of retailers, suppliers, and providers of goods and services. Since 1918, we have provided a single source for information on this vibrant and diverse industry to consumers, government, media and businesses.