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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
Professional, Emerging Artist
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
silversmith, goldsmith, metalsmith, other
Tell us about your education.
I am a graduate of George Brown College's Jewellery Methods program in Toronto, under the instruction of wonderful goldsmiths such as Martha Glenny, Katharina Moller, Shona Kearney, Paul McClure, Pawel Bruszewski, Suzanne Crudden and Wing-Ki Chan.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
My goal is to work every single day, working with anyone, learning anything, and developing my own work.
Employed following graduation at Alexander Jewellers, to repair/reconstruct pieces, part-time.
Sarah and Arthur Frankel Gemsetting Award 2011 for Academic and Gemsetting excellence
Currently employed at James McTamney and Company, Toronto.
Internship, Jewel Envy, Toronto
Dean's list Winter 2010
Dean's list Fall 2009, straight A's
GBC class note-taker and tutor
MAG volunteer, member processing
Winner of various Spoken Word "Slams" as a Spoken Word performer
Successful results selling handmade jewellery from the 2002 &2010 Clothing Show, Dundas Square Artist Market, Harbourfront Market, continuing to the 2009 Cabbagetown Festival and current private and online sales.