18Karat Studio + Gallery
- Fiona Chong
StatementMassimo and Dino Giannetti founded 18Karat in 1961 as a traditional Italian goldsmithing studio in downtown Toronto. Over half a century, our workshop has evolved to become a hub for diverse Canadian fine jewellery and contemporary craft, made possible by the expansion of our permanent gallery in 2014. Now located in the historic Rosedale area, our gallery delivers a modern touch to one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, while our workshop upholds an old-world standard for outstanding goldsmithing.
We are very proud to be one of the few jewellery galleries in the country that choose to exclusively represent Canadian artists and designers. Along with a rotating permanent collection of work from many of Canada’s most well-respected metal artists, 18Karat regularly hosts exhibitions for new work created by established and emerging artists alike. Both in our gallery and workshop, we focus on pushing the boundary of what is possible - showcasing work that expresses the technical mastery of a medium with endless opportunities for imagination and creativity. Our aim is to explore the relevance of jewellery in Canada today, and to create a space in which the limits of craft are constantly challenged - not only by those who create, but also by those who experience it. In the skillful hands of our family of artists, contemporary jewellery bridges the gap between art and craft, bringing together the best of both worlds; concept, skill, functionality and design.
Artist listDominique Audette, Korinna Azreiq, Bande des Quatres, Amy Bond, Pierre Brouillette, John Carnes, Dino Giannetti, Bayot Heer, Jesper Jensen, Leo Krukowski, Petra Luz, Eiko Maeda, Patrick Ayao Missodey, Jean Pierre Gauvreau, Claudio Pino, Mary Lynn Podiluk, Meredith Robb, Carlos Soto, Magali Thibault Gobeil, Wobito Gems
HoursTuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm.
Monday and Sunday closed.
Exhibition 16 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020 Anticlastic: New Jewellery & Hollowware by Linda Brown.
Exhibition 08 Oct 2019 - 22 Dec 2019 In Colour. An Exhibition of Canadian Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition 04 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019 Quantum Auri 2018-2019 Graduate Show.
Meeting 11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019 Live interview. Meet Christine Dwane online.
Meeting 30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019 Live interview. Meet Lawrence Woodford online.
Exhibition 05 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019 Precious by Micah Adams, Christine Dwane and Lawrence Woodford.
Exhibition 06 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019 Metamorphosis: From Raw to Refined.
Exhibition 04 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 Biophilia: Expressions in Metal.
Exhibition 12 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 Studio 9: Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition 2018 by Georgian College.
Exhibition 01 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016 The Great White North Exhibition: In Flux.
Exhibition 05 May 2016 - 02 Jun 2016 Innovation: Celebrating the Metal Art Guild of Canada’s 70th Anniversary.
Exhibition 25 Jun 2015 - 30 Jul 2015 The Great White North Exhibition: The Group of Seven.
Exhibition 31 Mar 2014 - 25 Apr 2014 D’Or: 14 Jewellery Artists of Quebec.
Exhibition 15 May 2013 - 29 May 2013 Ferrous.
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