Vale Ray Stebbins

Ray Stebbins – Fellow of the GSGA #32

Trained in the early sixties, Emeritus Professor Ray Stebbins established the Jewellery and Metals program at Melbourne Teachers College in 1969. In 1978, he undertook a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art in London . He headed the Metalcraft department at Melbourne State College from 1981 to 1984, when he moved to RMIT and headed the Gold and Silversmithing programs at RMIT University until 1997. In 1991 he was appointed Australia’s first Professor of Gold and Silversmithing. Professor Stebbins has lectured extensively and curated more than 30 gold and silversmithing exhibitions around the world. As a practising silversmith he has participated in over 40 exhibitions, has work in public and private collections, and has won four major awards.