Jewellery and Metals at AUArts is a rich, intellectually challenging program balancing creative problem solving, technical proficiency, and entrepreneurship skills, with context, currency, history and meaning.




Studio facilities

Studio access hours

High-quality studio facilities provide Jewellery + Metals students with the full spectrum of practice, from industrial jewellery to conceptual art.

  • A full-time studio technician
  • Laser welder,  PUK II fusion welder
  • Aluminum anodizing system and reactive metals anodizing
  • Casting facilities, centrifugal, vacuum, sand casting
  • Stonesetting microscope
  • Makerbots and access to wax carver for digital production
  • Full gemmology equipment and instruments
  • Enamelling and PMC programmable kilns
  • Small object photography systems
  • Individual studio benches for third and fourth year students


AUArts’s Jewellery + Metals faculty are internationally renowned, practicing artists who provide students with conceptual, creative, critical, and technical support, and a stimulating variety of perspectives and approaches.

Permanent faculty

Lyndsay Rice

Sessional instructors

Joan Irvin

Educational Art Technician

Brett Hollingsworth


AUArts jewellery alumni have gone on to become entrepreneurs, goldsmiths, jewellery store managers, jewellery CAD designers, teachers, and architects. Check out what some of our successful alumni are up to.

Kari Woo

Dylan Eddy

Related links

Ganoksin (free membership for students)

Metal Arts Guild (all students enrolled in the JWLM program are members of this association)

Alberta Craft Council (free membership to graduating students)

Society of North America Gold Smiths

The Enamelist Society

The Blacksmiths Guild

Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club

Art Opportunities Monthly

Manufacturer’s Jewelers Suppliers of America

Parlement Lyceen Europeen

Maker Faire

Make Fashion

Ethical Metalsmiths

Calgary Facetors Guild

Jewellery + Metals program details

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