Material Art & Design student honoured as an emerging professional

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1:15pm

Material Art & Design student Laura Mitchell recently won the Betty Skolnik Award for Emerging Professionals. Presented annually by JVS Toronto, the award honours “a young professional who is new to his/her career and who has a promising future ahead in their chosen occupation.”

Mitchell’s chosen occupation is jewellery design. “In summer 2015, I started my own business called Peace, Love and Jewellery through the Summer Company program,” says Mitchell. Through this program, Mitchell worked with a mentor — Daniel Clarke — from JVS Scarborough. Clarke helped her to improve her business and sell her handmade jewellery. “My mentor was so happy with my work and dedication that he nominated me for the Skolnik Award, and I ended up winning.”

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Please read the full story in the digital link below.  Hardcopy version is out on newsstands now. https://www.commarts.com/features/tavis-coburn  Congratulations Tavis!
Laura Mitchell (photo by Ian Barnard)
Ring by Laura Mitchell (photo by Ian Barnard)
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1:15pm

Material Art & Design student Laura Mitchell recently won the Betty Skolnik Award for Emerging Professionals. Presented annually by JVS Toronto, the award honours “a young professional who is new to his/her career and who has a promising future ahead in their chosen occupation.”

Mitchell’s chosen occupation is jewellery design. “In summer 2015, I started my own business called Peace, Love and Jewellery through the Summer Company program,” says Mitchell. Through this program, Mitchell worked with a mentor — Daniel Clarke — from JVS Scarborough. Clarke helped her to improve her business and sell her handmade jewellery. “My mentor was so happy with my work and dedication that he nominated me for the Skolnik Award, and I ended up winning.”