Katharina Möller

Katharina
Möller

Biography

Katharina Möller has been working as a practicing goldsmith since graduating from George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts and Gemmology programs. After working with some of the Toronto areas’ finest goldsmiths, she opened her own studio in 1996 producing custom and wholesale work for shops, galleries and exhibitions such as the One of a Kind Show and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The Toronto Star, Breakfast Television and Canadian Jeweller. In recognition of her outstanding diamond jewellery designs Katharina has received two prestigious DeBeers Diamond Today Awards. She joined the full time faculty at George Brown College Jewellery Studies in 2003. Katharina has continued to pursue further accreditation in gemmology and is a Fellow of the Canadian and British Gemmological Associations, as well as a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.

Academic Credentials

Accredited Jewellery Professional, Gemological Institute of America, 2020

Gemmology Diploma, Fellowship, British Gemmological Association, 2017

Gemmology Diploma, Fellowship, Canadian Gemmological Association, 2006

Jewellery Arts Diploma, George Brown College, 1991

Gemmology Certificate, George Brown College, 1988

Areas of Specialization

Gemmology

Goldsmithing

Gem Setting

Areas of Expertise

Custom jewellery design

Gemstone identification

Career Highlights

1993 - Present - Designer/Goldsmith/Artist, Self-Employed

1994 - Present - Professor of Jewellery and Gemmology, George Brown College

1997-1999 - Designer/ Goldsmith, Robere’s Fine Jewellery

1995-1997 - Technician, George Brown College

1993-1999 - Goldsmith, Shelly Purdy Studio

1991-1993 - Goldsmith, Richard Booth Fine Jewellery

Other Activities

Workshops with the Toronto Board of Education for primary school, enamelling, jewellery projects, rocks and gemstones

Visiting professor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Gem setting workshop, 2012

One of a Kind Hall of Fame Pin, designed and created the award brooch, December 2000-2004

Society of North American Goldsmiths, Steering Committee, Meta-Mosaic Conference in Toronto, 2013

Awards

Great White North Exhibition 2016 18karat, Toronto, ON

George Brown College, Achievement Award 2013 Toronto, ON

Quintet, A Conversation in Design 2012-2013

  • York Quay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, QB
  • Dominion Modern, Toronto, ON
  • La Pai, Ottawa, ON
  • St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

Harbinger Gallery, Featured Artist, 2006 Guelph, Ontario

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2003-2000, 1998-1994 Nathan Philips Square, Toronto

Arts on King, Toronto

Best of the Beaches Studio Tour, 2001 Toronto

The Beaches Studio Tour 2001 Toronto

The One of a Kind Craft Show and Sale 2001, 2000 Exhibition Place, Toronto

Signatures Craft Show 1997 - 1999 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

Diamonds Today Competition 1995, 1993 Exhibited across Canada

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Christmas Show 1994 - 1996 Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto

Recent Graduates of the Jewellery Arts Program 1991 Winnipeg Inside Gallery, Winnipeg

The Medium is Metal: The Focus Resources 1991 Award of Excellence Ashton’s, Toronto

Class Show of Production Jewellery 1991 Exhibited across Canada