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Do you want to help us make our designs in sterling silver?

Hello,We are jewelry designers with the desire to re create our existing designs in sterling silver. We have exclusive copyrights of our designs and we need to commission mold, casting, finishing and also developing the new collections. It does not have to be done all in one place and we are open to work with studios outside of Calgary. Please let me know if we could help each other :DThank you so muchLorenaSee More
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getting up close with stone setting

Ive been researching setting optics and keep coming back to gessweins Primo™ Optical Setting Glasses. any experience or any one selling a pr. thanksSee More
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I'm very interested in learning the process of how to separate gold from gold filled jewelry.  If anyone is able to teach me how to do so can you please contact me to discuss this further.  I'm willing to pay for your services! please contact 6475500596or gregoryocharles@gmail.comSee More
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Emerging Artist
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My education in welding started in 1989 when I took my first welding class through the Skills Exchange at the Danforth Technical School in Toronto, ON. Upon moving to Kincardine, ON the following year I continued my welding interests by attending night classes offered through the Blue Water District Board of Education.
Since then I have opened up my own studio in Owen Sound, ON. West Rock Art Metal is a magnet for my scrap metal collection. I scour surrounding landfill sites, farm implement supply dealers, free ads on Kijiji and word of mouth to fulfil my need for raw materials. All of my pieces are created with the reclaimed metals I find while some are accented by one of a kind pieces of stained glass or recycled fused glass created by Virginia Smith.
I like to keep the integrity of the original metal so people can recognize the components but see the transformation of pieces of metal into whimsical characters/animals with individual personalities. Many elements move; adding a feeling of life . My sons accompany me and we dig through the collection of rusted tools and parts until an idea springs to mind and pieces are put together using various tools such as Oxy Acetylene, Mig, Tig & Arc welders as well as a plasma cutter.
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Sept 2009 Ben Navee Gallery - Toronto, ON
Oct 2009 Rocky Racoon Café & Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
Oct 2009 Fall Colours Tour, Grey County, ON
2009/2010 - top 30 finalists
Feb 2010 Southampton Gallery & Art School, member & exhibiting artist
May 2010 Artist co-op, Owen Sound, ON
June 2010 Highland Manor Doors Open Ontario Tour, Owen Sound, ON
July 2010 Local Colour Gallery, Flesherton, ON
Nov 2010 Frog Pond Café & Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
Nov 2010 Participant – Fine Craft and Gift Show Grey Granite Club, Owen Sound, ON
Mar 2011 One of a Kind Spring Show - Toronto, ON
Sept 2011 Art Fest in the Distillery District, Toronto, ON

1989 Hands Over Time Series – Art Metal, TV Ontario, Toronto, ON
Nov 2009 Daytime TV Rogers with Dave Carr & Diane Foulds , Owen Sound, ON
Apr 2010 Mosaic Magazine “The Becoming of Snails and Landfill: The Work of Ruta Wilson Sculptor”
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Nov 2010 Grey County Life Rogers TV with Dave Carr & Diane Foulds, Owen Sound,ON
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