Contemporary Canadian Jewellery and Art

14th National Student Jewellery Competition

The 14th annual National Student Jewellery exhibition will run from August 24th - September 13th. 
Join us on August 24th 5-7pm to see the exciting work finalists 


 Clarissa Long, NSCAD

 Louis-Vincent Parent, EJM

  Laura Sasseville, EJM

 Ho Ching Chan, NSCAD

Eunseon Park, NSCAD



The three jurors this year are:

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.

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.
Kristina Parsons is a 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.
Thank you this year's sponsors:
   The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) publisher of Metalsmith Magazine. SNAG aims to create an organization of “designer craftsmen in the metal arts field” 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 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.

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 UK’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. 



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