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Sandra Noble Goss died, February 19, 2022. This page and images of her work are left as a memorial to her.

"I have been a jewellery and metal artist since 1973. I work in my studio in my home and sell my work across Canada. My metals of choice are sterling, brass, copper and bronze. In addition I design metal sculptures, wall pieces and books, often combining etched metal images with intaglio prints. My primary aim is to produce jewellery that has a dual function: to be beautiful and also be a wearable "memorandum". When worn it evokes a memory, is a reminder, acknowledges a history and is an aid to memory. The piece of jewellery can itself be a momento; from words, to images, to maps, to vintage and family photographs."

Sandra Noble Goss' jewellery and wall pieces have been shown in many galleries including solo shows at Prime Gallery in Toronto in 1991, Harbinger Gallery in Waterloo in 2001 and 2012, and Lefreniere & Pai Gallery in Ottawa in 2009. She has been in 10 two-person shows with Andrew Goss, including Lynda Greenberg Gallery in Ottawa and Prime Gallery. The two jewellers shared a studio in Owen Sound, Ontario before moving to Guelph. Her work has been part of invitational shows in the Electrum Gallery in London, England, Schwabisch Gmund in Germany, Galerie Aurus in Paris, France and many others in Toronto and Calgary. She won the Steele Trophy for Best in Show from the Metal Arts Guild in 2000 and has been the recipient of awards from the Ontario Arts Council.

Member: Society of North American Goldsmiths, Ontario Crafts Council, Metal Arts Guild. Noble Goss taught part-time at Georgian College's jewellery program in Barrie, Ontario, for 20 years.

Sandra's work ranged from sculptural wall pieces, often etched with vintage photographs, to one of a kind jewellery in sterling silver, to innovative and affordable contemporary jewellery in limited series. All her work was made by hand using traditonal goldsmithing techniques as well as unexpected methods of her own invention. Her materials included silver, bronze, brass, ribbon, copper, enamel and semi-precious stones.