Moving to Toronto-seeking mentors and work

I am a young apprentice who is 4 years into the practice of her
jewellery career. I’ve been working at a well reputed family owned
shop for the past 3 years as primarily a repair goldsmith, handling
contracts from other retail stores and repairs that come into our
shop. I have basic skills in hand form fabrication, and very basic
wax carving/ casting skills.

I am moving to Toronto Ontario, Canada in February to pursue a BOFA
with a major in art jewellery through George Brown College. I am
Very excited about joining the metal arts guild and crafts council so
i can learn from fellow metal artists and hopefully find mentors who
can help me create the concepts I have!

I’m posting because I am looking for a reputable shop that could use
my skills, even if you just need a warm body at the polishing wheel,
or someone to do all the tedious repairs that you don’t have time
for! (sizing rings, making jump rings, fixing chains, wiping down
the showcases)

I can forward a copy of my resume to anyone who might have any

Thank you!


you are going to one of the ‘best’ trade schools around southern
Ontario. I know, I teach there when there is a setting class for me.
As to locate yourself into a trade shop, I hate to burst your bubble,
but things are a tad or very slow up here. I know this for a fact.
Either you look at a part time seasonal work situation or contact the
school for locations. All it takes is lots of networking or email me
at @Gerald. I might be able to help YOU! but can’t promise any