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  • Best of Jewellery Award

Carolyn Young

Waterloo, ON
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Carolyn Young (she/her) studied metal smithing and jewellery making in Montréal/Tiohtiá:ke, has graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Toronto, and held a Maker Residency at the Canadian Craft Biennial in 2017. Her work has been exhibited in juried and curated national and international exhibitions.
"Sea shells are homes: places of refuge. They have been used for jewellery for at least 150,000 years. Inspired by prehistoric jewellery and by visits to my home province on the east coast, these sculptural "shell" amulets are reflections on the concept of home, contemporary displacement, and safe havens. I create the work by hand and weave the curvilinear elements together in a spiral creating a visual sense of movement - a technique derived from other coiled and woven structures." Questions? Please email or DM on FB or IG.

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