Andrew Goss

Artist Statement

Andrew Goss has been working in the jewellery and metal field as a professional since 1973, after graduating from George Brown College in Toronto. He shares a studio in Owen Sound, Ontario, with artist-jeweller Sandra Noble-Goss. He also has a degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied science, philosophy and English.

A critical part of his design work is in simplifying forms – both as a jeweller and a sculptor – working with bronze, brass, copper, cellulose acetate, and recently concrete. Much of his work is connected with the exploration of unusual uses for contemporary materials, such as his wearable and lightweight concrete jewellery. His internationally recognized website about concrete for artists was turned into a book, Concrete Handbook for Artists: Technical Notes for Small Scale Objects. He has been the recipient of several Ontario Arts Council awards and a Canada Council award and his work has been shown across the country. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.