Start Date: 6/9/2016 6:30 PM PDT
End Date: 6/9/2016 8:45 PM PDT
Venue Name: Urban Hardwoods Showroom Location:
434 Post Street
San Francisco, CA United States 94102
Northern California Chapter WJA
NorCal WJA Guest Speaker:
Christina Miller of Ethical Metalsmiths
"Jewelry of Good Intention"
Members $10 / Non-Members $20
Christina T. Miller aims to motivate responsible creative decision making by looking closely at where the materials we use to create our jewelry, come from. Jewelry of Good Intention highlights the challenges jewelry makers and wearers face when they want to create or own "good" jewelry. Taking an international scope, Miller will highlight the top five social and environmental issues facing jewelry as well as the good news which keeps us inspired to continue.
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 efforts address wildlife and biodiversity issues, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance – a responsible mining standard and certification scheme and independent jewelers, Merzatta and Bario-Neal. One of Christina’s favorite aspects of being a consultant is working with independent jewelers to help them realize their best practice goals within their small businesses. Christina presents regularly at schools and universities such as Mass College of Art & Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Pratt Institute. She holds a BFA from Millersville University, PA and an MFA from East Carolina University, NC.
*Ethical Metalsmiths is a non-profit advocacy organization founded in 2004 that strives to engage jewelry students, to bring attention to the responsible and pioneering practices of independent jewelers and to increase responsibility in the jewelry industry overall. In 2013 EM successfully introduced FAIRMINED gold to the US in collaboration with 23 independent jewelers and is the designer of its popular Radical Jewelry Makeover project going strong since 2007.