Jennifer-Lyn Fife

Recipient of the Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Scholarship

In May 2011, Jenny-Lyn graduated from the BFA, Major in Textiles Degree program at NSCAD University. She is originally from Brampton, Ontario. She attended Sheridan College from 2005 to 2008, achieving the Sheridan Silver Medal. While completing her undergraduate degree at NSCAD, she received the Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence and was the recipient of the 2011 Governor General’s Silver Medal.

During her studies at NSCAD, Jenny-Lyn excelled in her creative work in both jewellery and textiles. As a jeweller, she intermittently integrates textile materials when appropriate. Architecture and objects under tension inspire much of her work. Influential interests include suspension bridges, kites and natural forces. Inherent dynamic sense of motion in an object’s underlying structure and function stimulates her to interpret the form with an abstract sensibility.

Based on the aptitude shown in her jewellery classes, she was encouraged to apply for a teaching position at a camp in Maine, USA. She is returning for the fourth summer to Camp Laurel as Assistant Department Head of Metalsmithing. Completing bench work since October 2012 as the assistant for an Ontario jewellery studio, she has gained much insight into running a small business. Her goal is to set up a studio, continuing her work as a professional craftsperson.

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