“This year 44 graduating students present their collections of jewellery. The course is proud of supporting the students’ experience of a wide range of approaches and offering opportunities to become acquainted with many aspects of professional practice. We believe it is good practice for nal year students to investigate their own view of the subject of jewellery freely and without immediate commercial inhibition and that this can form a vital foundation for future creativity. Subsequently, they present a broad range of exploration of what jewellery may be.
Several of this cohort exhibited at Off the Shelf, the second staff and student exhibition held at the Vitsœ showroom during Munich Jewellery Week, where the work was seen by a prestigious and international audience. The year group have also had opportunity to visit the studios of Shaun Leane, Annoushka, Gallery S O, V&A Gilbert Collection Resident Silvia Weidenbach, Lucie Gledhill, Esna Su and Coline Assade at Sarabande Studios, Vicky Lew and Caren Hartley, jeweller turned bicycle frame maker, as well as having a range of talks by practitioners Mah Rana, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Sophie Hanagarth, Alice Ciccolini, Fernando Jorge, Susan Collis, Oluwaseyi Sosanya, Bernhard Schobinger and Wallace Chan.
As a group, last year they undertook a special project with Chaumet and were fortunate to be able to visit the archive and workshops in Place Vendôme, Paris and in the previous year, they took part in an exhibition at The Foundling Museum, London.
The course team sincerely thanks our patrons for their continued and generous support which both enriches the student experience and provides a vital connection between education and industry. On behalf of the BA Jewellery Design team, I would like to wish the graduates every success for the future”. Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader
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