Paolo Vena Design
In 1988, Paolo set out to design and create fine custom jewelry, and founded Paolo Vena Design. Over the years, Paolo succeeded in attaining clients and completing projects for companies like les Grand Ballets de Montréal (Paolo made custom jewelry and pins for the History of les Grands Ballets fundraising events from 1998-2000), l’Opéra de Montreal (made custom masks and pins for the Phantom of the Opera fund raising event), Star Wish Foundation and Mount Royal Commemorative Services. During the 1990’s, Rio Tinto Alcan commissioned Paolo Vena, to design a silver pendant/necklace, inspired by the drawing of a twelve-year-old elementary school student, for Paralympics Gold medalist Chantal Petitclerc. After winning her first gold, Rio Tinto Alcan commissioned Paolo to design the same pendant/necklace once again, but this time in gold. This necklace was considered to be a good luck charm for Ms. Petitclerc, and was worn during her competitions worldwide.
Over the years, Paolo Vena also shared his knowledge of jewelry making and experience by teaching at the Saidye Bronfman Center. He taught wax sculpting and was the Head of the Jewelry Department there from 1991 to 2006. Paolo also had the pleasure to work alongside numerous European and Canadian jewelers who represent companies such as Henry Birks & Sons, Cartier, George Schwartz (jeweler for Lady Diana) and Gabriel Luca.
PAOLO VENA WORKED IN JEWELLERY WITH NUMEROUS EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN JEWELLERS SINCE 1983, AMONG WHICH IS HENRY BIRKS & SONS IN MONTREAL. AS A POLYVALENT JEWELLER, HE MASTERED SILVERSMITHING AND STONE SETTING. ESTABLISHED ON HIS OWN SINCE 1987, HE SPECIALISES IN WAS MODELLING FOR JEWELLERY.
Currently, Paolo is a member of Business Networking International (BNI), l’Association Montréalaise de Jelsi, Voitures Européennes d’Autrefois, and the MGB English Car Club. He has twenty years of overall teaching and working experience, is currently teaching classes at L’école de Joaollerie de Montréal, and continues to work from his office/workshop on Cathcart.
PAOLO IS A MEMBER OF ASSOCIATION MONTRÉALAISE DE JELSI, BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL, VOITURES EUROPÉENNES D’AUTREFOIS AND
MGB ENGLISH CAR CLUB.