About JOLA

About JOLA

Born in Poland by Baltic Sea.

Immigrated to Canada via Italy in 1986.

Since 1995 she lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts, USA.

In 2001 she opened her own studio-gallery where she creates her work and sales to the public.

1991 – May 1994
George Brown College, Toronto, Ont, Canada. Jewelry Arts. Graduate with honors.

1989 – 1990
Alberta College Of Art, Calgary, Alb, Canada. Metalsmithing, sculpture, textiles.

1981- 1985
Technological University, Szczecin, Poland. Economics, Master of Science.

May 1998 – present
JOLA “Jolanta’s Collection”, Owner, Goldsmith & Designer.

August 1995 – 2001
Goldsmiths, Nantucket, MA .USA. Goldsmith & Designer.

June 1994 – June 1995
Burkhardt Jewelers Ltd., Toronto, Ont., Canada. Designer & Goldsmith.

June – August 1993
Solitaire Jewelry Ltd., Toronto,Ont., Canada. Custom made jewelry and repair.

May 1998 – present
JOLA “Jolanta’s Collection”, Owner, Goldsmith & Designer.

August 1995 – 2001
Goldsmiths, Nantucket, MA .USA. Goldsmith & Designer.

June 1994 – June 1995
Burkhardt Jewelers Ltd., Toronto, Ont., Canada. Designer & Goldsmith.

June – August 1993
Solitaire Jewelry Ltd., Toronto,Ont., Canada. Custom made jewelry and repair.

December 2005 – present
“Persona”, BOSTON, MA

June 2001
International JCK Show, Las Vegas, NV

July 2000
Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY

June – December 2000
Old Spouter Gallery” ,Nantucket, MA

October – February 2001
“Kokkopelli Gallery”, Key West, Florida

June – December 1999
“Old Spouter” Gallery, Nantucket ,MA.

June – October 1998
“Old Spouter” Gallery, Nantucket, MA, Group exhibitions.

August – September 1996
Artist’s Association of Nantucket ,MA, Group exhibitions.

July 20 – July 27 1996
Jim Hunt Barker Gallery, Nantucket , MA, “Mask” exhibitions.

July 27 – August 02 1996
Jim Hunt Barker Gallery, Nantucket, MA, “Shape & Movement”.

December 1993 & December 1994
George Brown College, Toronto, Ont. Limited jewelry production.
April 1990
Gulf Gallery, Calgary, Alb. Joint ACS student’s exhibition. Mixed media.

2001
Rising Star 2001, International JCK Show, Las Vegas, NV, USA

2000
Award of 5th Annual Silverhawk Fine Crafts Internet Exhibition, Mixed Media, USA

1996
Jurors award for metal work at Artist Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA

1994
Award of excellence from Toronto District Jewelry Association, Toronto, Ont., Canada

1993
Creative Jewelry Design in Metal Award from Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Canada

1993
Award of excellence from Toronto District Jewelry Association, Toronto, Ont, Canada

1992
Award of excellence from Toronto District Jewelry Association, Toronto, Ont, Canada

2001
JCK (Jeweler’s Circular Keystone),
National Magazine

Inquirer Mirror, Nantucket, MA

AJM, MJSA Global Trade Magazine

2002
JCK Magazine

2003
Yesterday’s Island, Nantucket, MA

2004
Nantucket Home and Garden Magazine

2005
Nantucket Independent, Local newspaper

La Vie Claire , National Magazine

2006
La Vie Claire, National Magazine
The Improper Bostonian