British Columbia Creative Achievement Award of Distinction

Joanna Staniszkis
2007 Recipient

Joanna Staniszkis
Joanna Staniszkis is a Professor Emerita of Design, Landscape Architecture Program at the University of British Columbia. Joanna is the recipient of many awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Crafts (1981). Joanna was inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1980. Joanna is recognized internationally for her work in the textile medium. She is especially well known for large-scale architectural commissions on display at prominent buildings around the world. Since the late 1960's, Staniszkis has worked with a wide variety of natural fibres and dyes, often including cross-cultural references. She involves herself in all aspects of textile production and expresses her vision through the use of unconventional materials and techniques. The Silk Project boutique is a showcase of her exquisite art-to-wear clothing.

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Toni Cavelti
2007 Recipient

Toni Cavelti
Toni Cavelti is a world-renowned master craftsman and artist. Swiss-born, Cavelti opened his first jewellery design and retail operation in Vancouver over 50 years ago. He is consistently lauded for his compelling modernist designs and the dynamism captured in his art. His spectacular jewellery has received international acclaim, from a necklace designed for Queen Elizabeth to four Diamonds International Awards. Now, a signature designer for Birks, Toni continues to inspire contemporary designs that are coveted across the country and around the world. He has served on the Boards of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and the Vancouver Opera.

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