Karin Marita Jones
Karin Marita Jones received 2 years training in jewellery techniques and design at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, Canada.
After receiving her diploma, she was invited to Germany for an 8-month apprenticeship under a master goldsmith in Hamburg, Germany.
Upon her return to Canada, she worked as a bench jeweller before starting her own usiness in September 2000. She has been making jewellery for over 10 years. Her designs are heavily influenced by forms in Gothic architecture and Islamic tile patterns.
Sometimes she translates these shapes directly into jewellery and other times creates new designs inspired by them.