Paul Leathers in his studio, 2013. Photograph by Trudy Golley.
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Paul Leathers

Paul Leathers is a graduate of Sheridan College’s School of Crafts and Design, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA), and the University of Calgary (MFA). He has headed metalsmithing departments in Manitoba and British Columbia. Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2006, he exhibits internationally and has lectured and led workshops in several countries. Contact him at


Paul W. Leathers, JDZ (Silver Fern) Fragment Brooch, 2013. Oxidized sterling silver with titanium (PVD) coated porcelain, underglaze transfers, 2.75 x 1.25 x 0.5 in. Photograph by the author.
A kind of adventure, artist residencies are exceedingly valuable periods of time when, by taking a perpendicular stance to one’s studio routines, one can develop one’s practice in new and often unexpected directions.