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Birmingham jewellery school gains industry recognition with national awards victory

Birmingham jewellery school gains industry recognition with national awards victory

Staff and students at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery have gained industry praise by scooping a raft of awards national awards. The annual Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards, which promote the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and design in silversmithing, goldsmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts across the UK, presented the school with

The British Academy of Jewellery students unveils yearlong collaboration project

Students from BAJ, Alchimia and Hocheschule Trier have revealed the results of a  yearlong jewellery project in exhibition during London Design Festival. The exhibition titled ‘A Ring is a Ring is a Ring’ is the result of a 12-month project between three European jewellery schools. Students from the hosting institution, the British Academy of Jewellery;

Goldsmiths’ Company gears up for Make Your Mark 2017

The Goldsmiths’ Company is building up to host the largest precious metal event for UK students. Back for the fourth consecutive year, London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall will host Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades. Taking place October 31 – November, Make Your Mark is a free

Sheffield Assay Office presents prize for excellence to Sheffield Hallam student

Victoria Radcliffe, a student from the BA Jewellery and Metalwork course at Sheffield Hallam University has won the Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence, presented by the Sheffield Assay Office. Assay master Ashley Carson presented Radcliffe (pictured above) with the award along with a cheque for £500 for her crafted metalwork entitled ‘A Subliminal Mind’. The

Winterson to award CSM 2014 grads’ pearl creations

18 designers in the running for Best Use of Pearls prize. British pearl jewellery brand Winterson has teamed with the 2014 Central Saint Martin’s BA Jewellery graduates, to create special pearl pieces that will be awarded at a ceremony taking place tonight. The third-year students that have created pieces using Winterson pearls are Sylvia Zhang,

Apprenticeships are a far better way to learn

Harriet Kelsall responds to Robin Bell’s views on jewellery degrees. By Harriet Kesall I was particularly interested to read Robin Bell’s piece in the March issue of Professional Jeweller asking whether university is the right place for basic making skills and hoping to inspire a discussion about jewellery education. It is my own belief that an

Student shortlist shines in Weston Beamor prize

School of Jewellery entrants create designs incorporating gemstones. Citrine, amethyst and topaz adorn jewellery designs by three students from the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University who have made the shortlist for Weston Beamor’s annual jewellery design competition. Natalia Antunovity, Faith Pope and Zi Ye, all second year students studying the school’s HND in

Hot 100 2013: Kate Pickering

Supporting young designers in their move from student to professional. The gap between education and work is widening. It is a genuine problem across the UK, and the government’s much vaunted apprenticeship scheme kicked off this summer to address it. But while the rest of us wait to see how that one pans out, in

Middlesex University to wind down jewellery degree

School amalgamates programme with new BA Design Craft degree. By Arta Ertekin The BA Jewellery & Metalwork degree at Middlesex University is set to wind down in 2014, with plans to re-focus the school’s jewellery teaching with the development of a new and wider-reaching undergraduate programme. According to the head of Middlesex University’s Department of

High Street By Design wins international interest

F. Hinds design competition also extended to five categories. F. Hinds’ annual High Street by Design competition has won international interest for the first time this year, with applications from Hong Kong, Ukraine, Japan and India. The competition, which is in its fourth year, is open to all and has this year received entries from