Kesha is an Australian-Canadian goldsmith and designer who studied Fine Art at Concordia University in Montreal, graduating in 2011. At Concordia she took a special interest in small scale sculpture and metalwork, which then lead her to explore jewellery through the completion of the Jewellery Arts Program at George Brown College in 2015. That same year she joined FTJCo as the goldsmith and studio manager. Having grown up overseas, the core values of FTJCo line up with her perspectives on environmentalism and social equity and she is happy to call FTJCo her home. Kesha is now the head goldsmith at FTJCo and, in addition to her production responsibilities, has been a panelist at the OECD conference on responsible minerals and is also the lead for policy & governance at FTJCo as well as working closely with our NGO partner IMPACT on gender issues as they relate to small-scale miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kesha is currently serving on the Standards Committee for the Responsible Jewellery Council.
In this session, you will see — using sophisticated data analysis — how an ounce of gold can be broken down into specific individual and social impacts.