“Being very sensitive to the society surrounding me, jewellery has become a personal, therapeutical experience as well as a social engagement. I first create each piece with a traditional approach – pretty and shiny. Then, comes real life – the hurt, the deception, the redemption. Altogether, it affects, from inside out, our fundamental structure, leaving irreversible imprints. In the end, it creates beauty, strength and authenticity, and that is what shines through.”
- Gabrielle Desmarais
Born in Quebec, Gabrielle Desmarais graduated from ÉJM in 2010. Her work has been recognized through awards such as the Janis Kerman Prize for Emerging Artists, and first prize in the 7th National Jewellery Student Competition in Canada.