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The Hammer Jewellery Studio Collective270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, Ontario The Vision: “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” —Ryunosuke Satoro A studio environment that supports and nurtures the unique world of the independant jeweller/metalsmith/small object maker.Space and time for you to work without distraction.Each member benefits from our collective sharing and receiving of knowledge and experience with each other.We embrace this new initiative! The…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
Tell us about your education.
In 2003, I was busy working on a math-based thesis for my MBA at the University of New Brunswick. Looking for a bit of relief from the stress of writing the thesis, I began dabbling in jewellery design, experimenting with silver and semi-precious stones. I became so captivated by the processes involved in working with silver that the thesis ended up being behind schedule. A friend commented that the jewellery-making was not "anti-stress" but "anti-thesis" and thus Antithesis Designs was born.
Of course, I did finish my thesis and graduated with a Masters Degree in Business in 2004. Now, four years later, Antithesis Designs is thriving as I continue to design, create and sell my jewellery. I also teach the art of silver wire and chainmaille.
Although I prefer the properties of sterling silver, I also work with fine silver, gold, gold filled wire and copper.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
In the past two years I have decreased my working hours outside my craft and have also increased income from sales of jewellery.
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