Gillian Batcher

Pash Jewellery Design

"I make jewelry to satisfy my need to tell stories about my own life and the world around me for people who wish to encapsulate something special through the creation of a custom piece designed and made just for them"

Jewellery has an almost limitless ability to be manipulated and transformed by the creator for storytelling. There are few restrictions on materials, dimensions, and scale except those imposed by the maker.

By its very nature jewelry invites interaction between the wearer and the viewer. The body as display takes a story out of the personal home domain, where much art is privately appreciated, and invites contact with people we encounter in our public lives giving them a deeper glimpse of our inner world.

Each piece of jewellery is handmade by Gillian in her studio. Batcher uses traditional goldsmithing techniques along with adapted textile techniques in the creation of her work. This work may appear free flowing and organic yet this is achieved through meticulous attention to detail and process. The end result is the creation of an ideal random effect.

Gillian Batcher has a degree in Psychology from the University Of Western Ontario and a certificate in Jewellery Arts from George Brown College, graduating from both with distinction. In addition to studying at George Brown, Batcher took an intensive jewellery course in Florence, Italy. Upon completing her training she was accepted into Harbourfront Centre's residency program where she worked as an artist-in-residence for three years. She has participated in numerous art shows and exhibitions in Canada and the United States and has been the recipient of various awards for both technical and artistic achievement.

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