Melody Juthamongkol is a Thai-Taiwanese art jeweller based in Toronto Canada. As the field of handmade jewellery is non-existent in her hometown of Phuket, Thailand, she considers her enrollment at Ontario College of Arts and Design University’s Jewellery and Metalsmithing Program a serendipitous event where she discovered her passion.
After graduating from OCAD U in the Spring of 2021, Melody became an Artist in Residence at Harbourfront Center’s Craft and Design Studio. Her current practice focuses on crafting one-of-a-kind depletion-gilded sterling art jewellery pieces with narratives.
"I draw inspiration from the natural world of flora, fauna, and foliage which are depicted in miniature. With an intent for audiences to experience joy upon seeing my works, playful messages, dippy depictions, and additional fun interaction or kinetic elements are recurrent features."