Georgian Goldsmithing students show off their artistry at annual exhibition
April 20, 2017

Goldsmithing and Silversmithing student Reno Cong works on a piece for the annual graduate goldsmithing exhibition

Goldsmithing and Silversmithing student Reno Cong works on a piece for the Meraki 2017 Graduate Goldsmithing Exhibition.

The Meraki 2017 Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition will showcase the unique jewellery of the seven graduates in the Goldsmithing and Silversmithing program at six different retail locations throughout southern Ontario in the coming months.

Throughout this academic year, each student has been designing and creating unique pieces of jewellery that will be shown off between April 28 and Dec. 24, 2017. The traveling exhibition serves as an excellent way to feature and sell their extraordinary work.

The exhibition kicks off at the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts (Room D137, Barrie Campus) between April 28 and May 14. Students will be on hand to talk about their creations at an opening reception between 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday, April 28.

Many of the techniques used in their work are taught exclusively at Georgian, such as:

  • lapidary (cutting stones)
  • mokume (a Japanese technique of layering and fusing different metals together)
  • enamelling (arranging and melting finely ground coloured glass onto metal)
  • filigree (coiling and shaping fine wire into curly, flowery shapes)

Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, a graduate certificate program, allows students to:

  • refine their jewellery and metalworking skills
  • develop their design abilities
  • acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, produce and market jewellery, flatware and hollowware

Whether specializing in goldsmithing or silversmithing, students choose a number of advanced techniques to delve into and develop in-depth knowledge and skills that will allow them to work independently or as designers.

Exhibit dates, details and locations

View the student jewellery on display and the locations of the traveling exhibition.

Georgian’s Design and Visual Arts academic area will also hold its annual Scholarship Show at the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts, beginning April 28.