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Sandra Schmid opened  schmid GALLERY/WORKSHOP to share her passion for contemporary art and jewellery through showcasing some of the best NZ artists and supporting emerging artists.​

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 Tanel Veenre.

Currently Sandra is creating new pieces as part of the handshake5 group, exhibiting at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Holland and TeUru in Auckland later this year.