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My artistic journey started in Germany as a Gold and Silversmith. I trained for four and a half years under a German Master, and obtained my Diploma, followed by my enrollment into the Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung (Art School) for three years.

After coming to Canada, I was offered a teaching position at George Brown College in Toronto, in their Jewellery Arts Program.  I taught in-depth Gold and Silversmithing Techniques along with the creative aspects of this profession to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students for over five years. Wanting to do more of my own work, and raising children, I left my teaching position, and opened my own studio. I now reside on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia, to me a piece of heaven.

All of my work is designed by myself and hand crafted. It gives me great satisfaction to see my inner creative vision become an outer visible reality. In the process of transforming a piece of precious metal into something beautiful I aim to create as much joy and pleasure for the people who own and wear it, as I had creating it for them.

Gold & Silversmith

Karin Schieber

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