Lawrence Woodford

Objective: Lecturer in Art and Design / Jewellery and Metalsmithing

Teaching Appointments:

2014- Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, New Methods for New Materials

2013- Instructor, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, BC (architecture, painting & drawing, jewellery design)

2012- Guest Artist and Visiting Lecturer, Sydney College of Art, Sydney, Australia

2012- Board member of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association-Education sector

2011-Jewellery Professor, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Intro Jewellery, Jewellery and Alternative Materials and Studio Advisor for undergraduate independent research:

Responsibilities included course planning and curriculum, assisting the Head of Department with developing the curriculum, all aspects of fabrication, stone setting, practical demonstrations and contemporary uses of alternate and composite materials in jewellery, concepts, lectures, grading, design and academic advising for students in the undergraduate program

2009 – 2011 Teaching Assistant, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Hollowware I & II, Intro Jewellery I & II and Advanced Studio Projects (4th year students):

Responsibilities included providing technical guidance, conceptual and aesthetic problem solving and preparing seminars and lectures for professors

2003 Juror, Québec Council of Arts and Literature, served on jury committee for research grants, Québec City, QC

2002 Guest Speaker, Le Conseil des Métiers d’Arts du Québec, Québec City, QC

1998-2001 Jewellery Professor (all levels) at Centre des Arts Saidye Bronfman working for the late Enid Kaplan– Department head

1998-2001 Jewellery Professor (all levels), the Visual Arts Center, Montréal, QC

1998-to present – Contemporary Jewellery Artist- Currently preparing work for galleries, international exhibitions, workshop preparation for Penland School of Crafts and Co-Curator (with Barbara Cohen) of Ring Re:Form, a national exhibition on the sculptural ring in Canada



 1997 Grant from The City of Montréal / Fine Craft Council for Best Emerging Artist

Le Prix François Houdé

1998 Research grant from the Québec Council of Arts & Literature (emerging artist)

2008 Research grant from the Québec Council of Arts & Literature (long term grant)

Languages: English French Hindi German



2011-MFA – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Jewellery and Metalsmithing

Program included critical and cultural theory, graduate seminars, art education and pedagogy, methodology, organizing group exhibitions and graduate studio research with jewellery faculty Rebecca Hannon and Pamela Ritchie as studio advisors

2008- Seminar on the use of industrial plastics in ornamentation
1999- Intensive workshops in hollowware with Betty Helen Longhi
1997-98 Goldsmithing and silversmithing training with French artist Antoine Lamarche
1993-97 College degree in Fine Jewellery and Metal Arts from École de Joaillerie de Montréal

Program included: foundations, drawing I & II, color theory, visual composition, problem solving, art history, craft history, constructed forms, intro jewellery I & II, intermediate, advanced techniques I & II, stone setting, clasps, casting and production, hollowware and metal forming, advanced studio I & II & III, marketing of fine craft and entrepreneurship