Having immigrated to New Zealand in 2006, the concepts of belonging and identity – explored
through various endemic materials and techniques – are a constant presence
in Sandra Schmid’ s work.
In 2014 Schmid completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts majoring in Contemporary Jewellery
from Whitireia NZ, received the Fingers Gallery Graduate Award, won the Australian and
New Zealand Graduate Metal Award XIV and the ECC/Dowse student Craft/Design Award
for Jewellery from The Village Goldsmith. Schmid’s work has been selected for the Galerie
Marzee International Graduate show as well as for prestigious national and international
contemporary jewellery exhibitions in Italy, China, Melbourne and throughout New Zealand.
She was part of Handshake4, in which she was paired up with the Estonian Jeweller