Faith Layard, AOCA, BA

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Faith Layard is an active Enamellist/Jeweller/Metalsmith specializing in Enamel with expertise in Cloisonné.

Faith is a passionate teacher of the Art of Enamelling. For 16 years now, she has been the sole instructor of Enamelling in the Jewellery Studies Program at George Brown College. Through progressive teaching, individualized learning and emphasis on one’s potential within the creative process, Faith Layard is committed to enabling her students with strong technical foundations in enamelling and developing an intrinsic appreciation for materials and matter at hand.

In creating, exhibiting and selling her Enamel works, it is Faith's goal to inspire students and viewers alike to see more deeply, and live more passionately.

Academic Credentials

BA, Fine Arts, University of Guelph, 1986

AOCA, Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, 1985

Areas of Specialization


Jewellery Studies Program

Areas of Expertise

Enamelling; Artist


Enamellist for Jewellery Industry

Dental Technician

Dental Ceramicist

Career Highlights

1986-Present: Enamellist

2002-Present: Enamel Instructor, Part-Time, George Brown College Jewellery Studies

2017-Present: Enamellist for Industry Jewellery, Hamilton, ON

2014: Private Enamel Instructor

2003-2013: Dental Lab Technician/Ceramicist, Phoenix Dental Lab, Hamilton, ON

Other Activities

Vice President: Canadian Enamellist Association, Toronto, ON, 2002-2005

Trustee/Board Member: International Enamelist Society, USA, 2000-2002

Coordinator: ‘Crossing Boundaries’ 7th Biennial Conference, The Enamelist Society, Waterloo, ON, 1999

Retail Committee Advisor: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, 1999

Guest Instructor: Basic settings, St. Lawrence College, Brockville, ON, 1997

Juror: Burlington Art Centre Craft Fair, Burlington, ON, 1994


Enamel Award, ‘The Metal Arts Guild is 50 Celebration’, Toronto, 1996

Materials Grant , Hamilton & Regional Arts Council Craft Committee, 1996

Education Award ,Hamilton & Regional Arts Council, 1995

Ontario Crafts Council Design Award, ‘Designer Crafts’94’, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON, 1994

Holloware Award, ‘Magnum Opus’ Metal Arts Guild Juried Exhibition, 1992 Award of Excellence

Purchase Award; Canadian Museum of Civilization Collection

Holloware Award, ‘The Focus is Resources, The Medium is Metal’ Metal Arts Juried Exhibition, 1991