Vancouver Community College. (British Columbia, Canada)
Jewellery Design and Art
Studying metal techniques, learning gemology, getting skills in recognizing gem stones and diamond substitutes, studying history of styles in jewellery design, studying the methods of jewellery design, practicing time planning and organizing of work, setting displays for school jewellery shows.
September 1994 - June 1999
Siberian State University of Technology (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
Diploma of Financial Management
Skills in working with metal: piercing, soldering, construction, wax carving, wax injecting, casting, stone setting, enameling, lapidary, wire work, engraving, riveting, polishing.
Related skills: designing, painting with water colors and gouache, beaded jewellery making, recognizing gem stones and diamond substitutes
November 2008 - present
Teaching advanced jewellery making courses at the Mountain Gems.
January 2007 - present
Selling jewellery in stores, galleries and shows.
September 2005 - present
Designing and making silver jewellery: drawing, painting, piercing, soldering, wax carving, making wax-trees, cleaning and finishing, beading, stone-setting, enameling,
January 1996 - September 2003
Designing and making jewellery of seed beads.
2011, Deer necklace is published in a book of Designer jewellery, issued by Zilberschmuck gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2011, Honorable mention at the 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Fine Jewellery and Metalwork, Zilberschmuck gallery, May, Toronto, Ontario
2011, Wearable Art, juried show, Port Moody Art Center, BC, Canada.
2010, "Vancouver Fashion Week", November, Vancouver
2009, Personal exhibition at the Port Moody Art Centre, September - November, Port Moody
2009, "Vancouver Fashion Week", March, Vancouver