It's that time of year again when students are presenting their work in degree shows. After 3+ years of hard work and commitment I always look forward to seeing new makers collections. Birmingham School of Jewellery is one I am always impressed with, as the quality is diverse and also very high. They are lucky to have two amazing tutors in Zoe Robertson and Jo Pond....two pioneering maker/educators who obviously dedicate so much of their time and energy to foster the next generation of Jewellers.
Here are some of the highlights from this years group...
Abbie Williams: ‘Palimpsest’. Brooch, 2014, Plaster, Ink, Steel.
Amy Peace Buzzard: ‘Forgotten Shadows.’. Double Brooch, 2014, Silicone, silver, shibuichi and copper.
Bow Sangthong: ‘Mammalia’. Neckpiece, 2014, Cast soft foam, raw sheep wool and brass.
Harriet Rose Knight: ‘A Portrayal of Composure’. Bracelets, 2014, Birch wood and sterling silver.
Isabella Man Liu: ‘Mending’. Jewellery objects, 2014, Porcelain, Gold-plated pewter.
Nati Sarrazin: ‘Untitled’. Contemplative vessels, 2014, Patinated copper.
Ruth Conway: ‘Threads’. Brooch, 2014, Birch wood, cotton fabric, acetate and thread.
Youdi Lou: ‘Mister Dream’. Brooches, 2014, Brass, cold enamel paint.
"The graduates show 2014 will exhibit the delightfully diverse collections by the graduates of BA (hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing* and will run from Monday the 9th of June to Saturday 14th of June in the Exhibition Hall at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham."
"The show is a culmination of three intensive and formative years of training under the guidance of world renowned contemporary jewellers and as such is a fabulous chance to see the next generation of jewellery artists as they take their next steps into the field."
"The show seeks to stimulate intrigue, challenge perceptions of adornment and captivate each viewer with the wealth of different means, materials and aesthetic styles on display."
"The Diverse mix of nationalities has enabled this years graduates to cross cultural frontiers, to generate new thinking, this results in a visual feast of fresh ideas across the spectrum of jewellery design and related products. We look forward to welcoming you to The School of Jewellery." Zoe Robertson, Course Director.
Good Luck to all the graduates at Birmingham this year!
9th and 14th June. The Exhibition Hall at The School of Jewellery.
*Course title is now Jewellery Design and Related Products.