Nel Lim

Co-Founder / Educator, ArtzGem

Nel Lim is a Singapore-based photographer, who is now moving beyond his art into collaborative projects that combine his sensitive aesthetics, creative talents, business acumen, culinary skills and desire to move and shake up the local art scene.

Nel graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2010. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Singapore (The Arts House, Singapore Art Museum, Objectifs, LASALLE College of the Arts) and abroad.

Displaying talent for composition and wisdom beyond his age, his works are beautiful portraitures inflected by a critique on various social phenomena he observes in the country he lives in or travels to.

During his younger years, he used to craft his own fun-fair events at his grandmother’s home to welcome his cousins and play along with his new creations of homemade games and rewards gifts.

He is unafraid of distancing himself from the outside world, at times, in order to recharge and clear his visions from the old in order to nurture the new phases in his creative process.

For the past few years, he has been working extensively with Camp Asia, teaching approximately 900 students yearly during their summer holidays. In addition, he has conducted various art activities in National Library Board (NLB) and taught in various International Schools including Nexus School Singapore, German European School Singapore (GESS), as well as holiday camps for Little House (Montessori) and Playeum.

Currently, he is focusing on sharing his refined aesthetic sensibility with larger audiences and broadening the way people engage in learning arts and craft.

When I let go of what I am,

I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu

Carol Raeburn

Co-Founder / Artist / Designer / Trainer, ArtzGem

Carol Raeburn learned to love jewellery as a child. Eventually, her penchant for collecting beautiful adornments turned into a passion for creating them. Carol’s design interests are wide-ranging, but often focus on transforming classic, cosmopolitan fashion into unique jewellery pieces that express the wearer’s individual style and personality, from simply elegant to boldly artistic.

Carol’s designer jewellery reflects her formal training in metalsmith and wirework techniques, including the traditional art of chainmaille weaving.

Inspired by the rhythms, colours and patterns of the natural world, art history and the urban vibe of Singapore, Carol creates contemporary day-to-evening Jewelry using sterling silver and other metals, natural gemstones, freshwater cultured pearls, crystals and leather.

Carol studied at the Jewellery Design and Management International School, where she obtained her Fashion Jewellery Arts Diploma and Professional Certificates in Jewellery Design and Fabrication. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and Computing, an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and has more than 10 years of experience as a Fashion Jewellery Arts Trainer. 

Carol’s jewellery has been gifted at GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards and to attending celebrities at GBK's 2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge under her brand name Carol Raeburn Jewelry. Her jewellery has been featured in Life! The Straits Times; Diva: News & Views for Women; EVE Magazine; and The Young & The Restless (an American television soap opera).

Carol is also trained in Western Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) as well as Acrylic Painting from Lasalle College of the Arts. Other art forms include Batik and Clay Handbuilding.  She is also a certified MOE Registered AMIS Instructor.

She has conducted classes in Singapore Girls' Home, Singapore Boys' Home, The Play Tent, National Library Board (NLB), German European School Singapore (GESS), Farrer Park Primary School, and CHIJ Secondary to name a few. In addition, she has conducted Passion for Art in Camp Asia and Discovery Camps during school holidays.