About Charles Funnell, creator of Xude Designs
I believe education to be a lifelong process that constantly enriches, expands and inspires our lives. In short, I love to learn! I have a BFA from York University, a BEd from the University of Western Ontario and just for the sake of learning I have become a certified Gemmologist. I’ve taken innumerable Continuing Education jewellery and silversmithing courses at George Brown College and at the Haliburton School of the Arts over the last 15 years. I became so enthralled with silversmithing that I spent 2 years studying fulltime at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. I have been blessed to have been inspired by wonderful teachers particularly Lois Etherington Betteridge and Brigitte Clavette. Their love of what they do is infectious. I also believe that problem solving is at the forefront of my process and it is the sheer joy of discovering a solution which keeps me coming back for more.