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Faculty of Design

Material Art & Design

In the Material Art & Design program, students learn how to create jewellery, textiles and ceramics as a professional studio artist or designer. Students choose to focus on textiles or jewellery/metalsmithing as well as electives in ceramics, wearable form, and wearable technology.
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Miao Xuan Liu
Miao Xuan Liu

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Material Art & Design

Miao Xuan Liu

“/From the black gulf explores the trickster archetype as cope, as praxis, as spiritual surrogate. As an archetype defined by multiplicity, shapeshifting, and transformation, the trickster occupies a position between realms and physicalities, a flux... More

Lei Zhang
Lei Zhang

Material Art & Design

Lei Zhang aka. Yuna

“I blend culture and innovation to create wearable sculptural art pieces incorporating mechanical elements and textile techniques, showcasing a unique style. I am dedicated to preserving traditional skills and passing on cultural heritage while... More

Erika Ng
Erika Ng

Material Art & Design

Erika Ng

“Turning my digital world into physical reality. What's yours? ”

Kexin Wen
Kexin Wen

Material Art & Design

Kexin Wen aka. Kristy

“Jewellery is an expressive language. It is a way for me to speak and express my internal self. Jewellery also serves as a site for me to display my way of thinking. ”

Sarah Kueper
Sarah Kueper

Material Art & Design

Sarah Kueper

“I'm Sarah, a Canadian born artist and designer who creates textile art inspired by fantasy and fairytales. My practice began as an illustrator and painter before discovering my love for textile design and costumes. My goal as an artist and maker is... More

Yan Wu
Yan Wu

Material Art & Design

Yan Wu

“The memory of the past, the challenge of the present, and the possibilities of the future are the roots of my imagination. ”

Jenny Su
Jenny Su

Material Art & Design

Jenny Su

“As a a first-generation Chinese immigrant raised in Canada, my thesis work "Kindred" is a jewellery collection based on the personal experience of finding peace and belonging by revisiting and reminiscing traditional stories from my childhood... More

Lisa Cavion
Lisa Cavion

Material Art & Design

Lisa Cavion aka. Gang of Zer0

“My work explores the Canadian imaginary and its intersection with my personal and family history, both of which are stories of confrontation with Nature and the North, immigration and colonization, self and place. More

Kennedy Parham
Kennedy Parham

Material Art & Design

Kennedy Parham aka. token

“Through the use of natural fibres, acidic colours, and playful forms, "token" is attempting to emulate feelings of blurry memories and childhood nostalgia. Meant as a diary of awkward adolescent years spent daydreaming of the future, "token" is... More

Jingjing Zhang
Jingjing Zhang

Material Art & Design

Jingjing Zhang aka. Zoey

“Jewellery can be a therapeutic tool to bring joy and positive emotions. More

Yucong (Tonya) Tang
Yucong (Tonya) Tang

Material Art & Design

Yucong (Tonya) Tang aka. Jewellery & Digital designer

“Fashion but not fast, popular but unique. ”

Christina van Putten
Christina van Putten

Material Art & Design

Christina van Putten

“Human Nature explores the relationship between the five fundamental dispositions of human beings through a neuro-philosophical lens and various Greek deities to explore how humans are influenced by the Greek myths while also serving as inspiration... More

Wang Encheng
Wang Encheng

Material Art & Design

Wang Encheng

“Born in nature, grow in nature, learn from nature, and become a part of nature. ”

Theo Rose
Theo Rose

Material Art & Design

Theo Rose aka. Atmos Fierce

“My thesis work "Becoming" is a celebration of queer spaces and queer communities. Through garments, my collection explores themes of memory, space and sexuality, highlighting how the body is wholly intertwined with each of these aspects. ”

Patricia Wong
Patricia Wong

Material Art & Design

Patricia Wong

“🍊🍋🍐🥕🫑🌶️🌼 ”

Shu Huang
Shu Huang

Material Art & Design

Shu Huang

“Gender inequity is still a controversial issue in modern society. While the power of women has been rapidly growing in recent years and the effect has been influencing and inspiring a lot of other women to be more fascinating throughout their... More

Ariana Katsigiannis
Ariana Katsigiannis

Material Art & Design

Ariana Katsigiannis

“Subject to complex trauma in a setting with orange-toned lighting, Ariana takes an intrinsic approach to exposure therapy by using orange cubic zirconia stones to redefine the physiological response to her sensory experiences. ”

Wenxin Liu
Wenxin Liu

Material Art & Design

Wenxin Liu

“Shaky, complex, disorienting, and perhaps difficult for us to manage or express. Introverted and sensitive people have a unique way of transforming their emotions. Hearing words that shake their own thoughts, sorting out complex feelings... More

Zhou Wang
Zhou Wang

Material Art & Design

Zhou Wang

“"Embracing a Distinct Vision, Unveiling Space with Unique Perspective." More

Ayan Melikli
Ayan Melikli

Material Art & Design

Ayan Melikli

Tiange Xiang
Tiange Xiang

Material Art & Design

Tiange Xiang aka. Grace

“I pour my passion for jewellery-making into each and every piece I created. ”

Carrie Ye
Carrie Ye

Material Art & Design

Carrie Ye

“I explore the intricate interplay between neural networks, human body structures, and memory, creating a conceptual design that fuses science and jewelry. Drawing inspiration from the complex structural patterns of neural networks, I utilize... More

Jiya Sun
Jiya Sun

Material Art & Design

Jiya Sun aka. Annie

“I THINK, THEREFORE I AM. ”

Justine Yan Yee Fong
Justine Yan Yee Fong

Material Art & Design

Justine Yan Yee Fong

Spencer Ginn
Spencer Ginn

Material Art & Design

Spencer Ginn

Fiona McLean
Fiona McLean

Material Art & Design

Fiona McLean

Xiru Li
Xiru Li

Material Art & Design

Xiru Li

Lisha Liang
Lisha Liang

Material Art & Design

Lisha Liang

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2022/2023!