Jeffrey demonstrating traditional colonial silversmithing techniques at the Sarnia, Ontario Artwalk in 2010.

Todd Jeffrey Ellis holds a Bachelor of Design (BDes) in Material Art & Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). He has worked extensively in various areas of the arts: teaching, directing theater, and set, prop, & furniture design. His love of metalwork took hold when he discovered chasing & repoussé and traditional silversmithing in 1994. Since 1994 he has studied silversmithing techniques at OCADU, George Brown College, and the Haliburton School of the Arts. He has also completed extensive studies with such renowned master silversmiths as Lois Etherington Betterridge, Brian Clark, Charles Lewton Brian, Michael Good and Don Stuart. In 2000 Jeffrey was awarded Best Hollowware Award in the Metal Arts Guild of Canada’s Under Glass Exhibition. In 2003 he participated in a group exhibition at Metalurge in Toronto, which showcased his expertise in the decorative form. He has taught at Niagara College, York University, Toronto Teachers College, and the Haliburton School of the Arts, and served on the executive of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada for seven years. In 2008 he was published in the book 500 Metal Vessels. In 2010 he exhibited with Susan Watson Ellis at the Ontario Craft Council Gallery.

About the Studio

Jeffrey working at his bench in his studio, in Haliburton Ontario.

Todd Jeffrey Ellis works in Paradigm Designs studio, located in Haliburton, Ontario. The studio overlooks beautiful Lake Kashagawigamog. Paradigm Designs is the jewellery of Jeffrey’s wife Susan Watson Ellis and can be seen at www.pardigmjewellery.com and also in the retail space of their shared studio. Jeffrey produces jewellery pieces for Paradigm Designs using his extensive skills in forming, chasing and repousse, and carving. The studio is open by appointment and is part of the Haliburton County Studio Tour.

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In the News: Haliburton Life

Haliburton spouses share love of silver and each other

Read more about Paradigm Designs Studio, and the work of Todd Jeffrey Ellis and Susan Watson Ellis in Haliburton Life’s magazine article “Haliburton spouses share love of silver and each other