Coming from a family of creatives working in embroidery, ceramics, photography, glass work, goldsmithing, woodworking and design, Mel Smit grew up surrounded by art, craft and design.
She trained in the Jewellery and Metals program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, receiving her BFA; with distinction, and the Board of Governors Award in 2004.
She then worked as a goldsmith and designer at a local design house for 10 years. Following this, she ventured out to create her own collections of jewellery and work with clients on custom designs in Calgary Alberta -Mohkinstsis, Treaty 7 territory, Canada.
Her work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.