I guess I should start with my name is Rob and I'm 21. I've lived in Mississauga my entire life and am still quite fond of it regardless how many people tell me living in a suburb sucks. I am currently a student of goldsmithing at George Brown College in Toronto. I'll be starting my second year in the program in september. I am a partial owner of Lorica Designs (www.loricadesigns.ca). Me and my lovely partner Aurora started the company recently(March 2006) and already have had quite a positive response, things are fairly slow but are constantly picking up and we keep coming across newer bigger projects to throw ourselves into. I love the work and find it so entertaining to find new ways to smash metal into fun and interesting shapes. I've just recently begun to learn to do chainmaille and as tedious as it can be I find it fulfilling and hope to keep learning and expiramenting with it to make more interesting works in time to come. I hope you'll all go check out our site and give me some feedback =) It's very much appreciated.