Creation of a jeweller

Pasha has been attracted and amazed by jewellery and gem stones since a very early age. Being raised by a designer/furniture-maker father and a pastry chef mother he was taught to pay a great deal of attention to details and also to work with his hands from very early on. 

He went to school in Tehran and on attended numerous art classes at the same time. In 1999 he moved to Vancouver, Canada with his family and upon graduating from high school he attended Langara college where he obtained a Fine Arts diploma. In 2003 he moved to Montreal and completed his BFA in Design Arts at Concordia University three years later. It was not till later on back in his home town when his true passion for jewellery emerged while working at his father’s furniture-making workshop, where he made jewellery out of scrap metal using a table saw and a band saw and other unorthodox methods of making jewellery!

Being an achiever and wanting to achieve his dreams he pursued gold smithing training at George Brown College where he graduated from the Jewellery Arts program in 2015. Pasha’s work has a unique style influenced by industrial shapes and architectural forms, which is very evident in both his one-of-a-kind work and his production lines. He has won several awards and competitions and has had solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Tehran.

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Pasha was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre in 2015 and is currently practicing at the metal studio there.