Ethical Metalsmithing Seminar: Today's Jewelry Can Be More Than Beautiful

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Ethical Metalsmithing Seminar: Today's Jewelry Can Be More Than Beautiful
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Please join us for a seminar by Christina T. Miller on Tuesday June 7, 2016 - 6-7:30pm. Christina will share what she loves best about jewelry, its unique ability to embody our deepest emotions while also benefiting people and places along its journey from the earth to our bodies. These benefits haven't always existed. Today, jewelers are adding traceable metals and gemstones to their jewelry such as certified recycled gold and diamonds to, fairtrade gemstones and Fairmined certified gold and silver. Miller will share some inspiring stories of pioneering jewelers that have made responsible practices their focus and in turn are transforming the jewelry industry for the better from the inside out.

Christina T. Miller is an independent consultant inspiring and mentoring bold social and environmental leadership in jewelry and the arts. Miller’s background as an artist, art professor as well as her 11 year history with Ethical Metalsmiths* as co-founder, former executive director and most recently advisory council chair makes her a sought after resource. She shares her expertise with individuals, universities, companies and non-profit organizations seeking to creatively address sustainability goals. In 2016 Miller launched Christina Tatiana Miller Consulting and current clients include Richline Group (a Berkshire-Hathaway Company) – in its ongoing responsible sourcing efforts, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance – a responsible industrial scale mining standard and certification scheme and independent jewelers, Merzatta and Bario-Neal as they improve internal systems for greatest positive impact.

Christina lectures regularly at schools and universities such as Mass College of Art & Design, Virginia Commonwealth University and Pratt Institute and conferences including Pratt’s Sustainability Crash Course and the IAC Gold Conference. In the summer of 2016 she’ll be presenting to several Women’s Jewelry Association chapters and to jewelry consumers. She holds a BFA from Millersville University, PA and an MFA from East Carolina University, NC.
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