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"My work usually concerns itself with simplicity of form and material awareness. I'm particularly interested in the mandorla form (the leaf, boat, eye, pod shape) in that is represents the intersection of two circles, two perfect shapes, and makes a gateway or a way through at the intersection. I'm also concerned with materials as they relate to jewellery: what makes a material precious? Is it its monetary value or its aesthetic value? That's why I use concrete, plastics, silver, gold leaf, bronze – any material carries with it an inherent value."

Since 1970, Andrew Goss' jewellery and metalwork has been shown in over 100 exhibitions, ranging from solo to invitational group shows. He has had solo shows at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, David Kaye Gallery and Prime Gallery in Toronto, Harbinger Gallery in Waterloo and Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa. He has been in 10 two-person shows with Sandra Noble Goss. Invitational shows have included the Electrum Gallery in London, England, Schwabisch Gmund in Germany, Galerie Aurus in Paris, France, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco (2005) and many in Toronto, Canada.

Member: Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), Ontario Crafts Council, Metal Arts Guild, Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Andrew Goss has won many awards for his jewellery art, including several from the Ontario Arts Council, the Metal Arts Guild, the Ontario Crafts Council and the Canada Council. His sculptural work is in the collections of the Rolex Watch Company of Canada, UBS Bank (Canada) and the Department of External Affairs (Canadian Embassy, Berlin, and Ottawa). He has also developed a project called Art Concrete with a large web site around the theme. His book Concrete Handbook for Artists is available there. He is also the designer/inventor of the oStylus for the iPad.