Inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the Highlands that surround us on Lake Kashagawigamog in Haliburton, Ontario, the Paradigm Designs studio is the creation of jeweller Susan Watson Ellis.
Susan Watson Ellis followed graduation from the University of Toronto with an apprenticeship to a German goldsmith. In 1981, she opened Paradigm Designs, creating handcrafted jewellery which sold across Canada. Her work won recognition in 2000 as part of the Craft Ontario’s “Looking Forward” exhibition, curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and represented contemporary Canadian craft. She was also chosen to be part of their “Craft in the Making II” exhibition in 2003, their juried exhibition “Ontario Craft ‘07”, and one of eight jewellers chosen to be part of their “8 x 10 Jewellery”exhibition in 2012. Her work is part of the permanent contemporary Canadian silver collection at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Her jewellery is available directly from her home studio in Haliburton, Ontario, the Toronto One of a Kind Shows, the Craft Ontario Shop, and online at paradigmjewellery.com.
Paradigm Designs Studio & Store
1018 Cane Lane
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Our lakeside studio and store is open year-round by chance or appointment.
To book an appointment, contact the studio: