After graduating from the Jewellery + Metals program at the Alberta College of Art & Design, Brett continued his education at the GRS Training Centre in Emporia, Kansas; in pursuit of a Masters in Hand Engraving. Currently he makes custom hand engraved art pieces and is the Jewellery + Metals Technician at the Alberta College of Art & Design.
Brett Hollingsworth is a professional hand engraver who enjoys experimenting with taking things a bit farther than traditional methods. Research is a big part of his practice, he sometimes combines two or more processes together to create something new. A major component of his research is understanding conventional processes and then asking, “what happens when you do this”- testing the limits of a procedure or product to see what can be achieved. There are so many things still to learn, even from the simplest processes.