Welcome to our student gallery where we proudly present our graduates’ work. Read about their accomplishments during and after the course and their successes in marketing and selling their work.

LIZ CROW

Liz has interests in spirituality, philosophy and self care, which are all reflected in the meaning of her jewellery. Liz’s Impermanence collection is inspired by the power, freedom and effortless beauty of the movement of water which is constantly in flux, yet never loses its essence. With each piece being free-cast with molten silver – capturing the movement of the liquid as it cools in a still, solid form – fine artist Liz has found a new medium to paint with, immortalising the fleeting, ephemeral nature of life and reminding us of the calm and power we experience when we accept this.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: June 2022

https://www.lizcrowlondon.com/

KATE BRUCE

In her graduate collection Arrival, Kate demonstrates the journey of life and its stages. She creates jewellery with fluid organic shapes using the lost wax casting process as well as angular 3D rigid pieces created using fine wire and traditional soldering techniques, re-creating the different aspects of life’s journey. The shapes in the collection mimic how we move and flow in an organic rhythm at times and at other times we are forced into positions that may not be comfortable but are necessary for growth. The collection illustrates that all times of life are precious and there is beauty at every point, even the tough times – it’s all a matter of perspective.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: June 2022

https://www.instagram.com/katiicojewellery/

ANNE REED

‘So often the emotions we express bear no relation to our inner feelings. Despite the complexity, when asked, the simple answer is, “I’m fine”.’

 

Anne’s collection Inside Out – ‘I’m fine’ explores the connection between our inner and outer body and our mind – exploring the constructs of emotions from an ‘inside-out’ approach, looking at how to portray what we feel, how we express our emotions from within and how these emotions are represented externally. The collection links the internal heart meridian connecting the hand, neck and chest.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: June 2022

https://www.instagram.com/annereedjewellery/

NIKKI STOREY

An anthropology graduate, Nikki is interested in the multi-faceted nature of the individual and how they combine and express their various ‘selves’. The pieces in her Play collection are based on clients’ unique selections of three images from a bespoke deck of cards, which Nikki has then interpreted and turned into a jewellery design. The resulting works are playful, encouraging the wearer to interact with and change them as they see fit. Nikki likes to mix media, using remnant and repurposed materials wherever possible to make each item unique.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: June 2022

https://www.instagram.com/rascal.designs/

MATILDA LITTLE

Coming from a background in painting, Matilda first approached jewellery as a way to bring the characters and forms from her paintings into the three dimensional world. The Hyper-Linked collection explores our relationship with value – the contrast between tangible and physical values we place upon materials in our world, stirring a sense of unease consequent to the increasing prominence of immaterial value in digital capitalism.  Matilda questions the idea of ‘preciousness’ by combining valued materials like precious stones with worthless pieces of gravel and the raw textures of metal once pulled from the ground. The pieces come together as clusters of material linked to one another, a language of linking and fixing value, similar to that of blockchain currencies.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: June 2022

https://www.matildalittle.com/

KEREN PANTHAKI

Keren’s collection Surface of Reflection is a nod to the Earth Art movement, exploring the idea that we are all ephemeral, but our choices, whilst here, can have a lasting impact on the fragile world. Working with soda lime glass and vitreous enamels Keren’s work is largely influenced by colour, texture and aesthetics taken from the natural world. With a work practise aligned towards conscious responsibility, Keren has created a body of small, textural,  pieces of wearable art.  Each piece is totally recyclable, aligning with the values that influence her work.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: April 2021

https://www.instagram.com/kerenpanthakijewellery/

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HEATHER RAJARATNAM

An inspirational trip to the UNESCO world heritage site in Galle, Sri Lanka, resulted in Heather’s jewellery collection Tutula*, designed to look like a form of armour to give the wearer a sense of bold confidence. The Potentia** collection features large scale dramatic pieces representing the strong female role models of ancient times; empowering the wearer; giving a sense of protection and drawing on the energy of ancient historical female icons. Heather is drawn to bold forms away from the traditional to the more conceptual form of jewellery as an art form.

* Latin ‘Protection’

** Latin ‘Power’

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: April 2021

https://www.heather-rajaratnam-jewellery.com/

KAZ WONG

Being born into an artistic family, scientist Kaz Wong is fascinated by both entities. Her collection Duality explores the contradicting qualities of seemingly polarised objects – seeking to combine bolder features with more organic shapes to represent the two elements. A penicillin-laden petri dish and lycoris radiata are used here as the symbolic representation. Penicillin, a chance discovery by Alexander Fleming in 1928, has saved millions of lives yet could cause harm if used inappropriately; Lycoris Radiata, commonly found in China, is regarded as an ominous flower in legends, yet may possess beneficial medicinal properties.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2019

https://www.instagram.com/kazwongjoaillerie/

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ABBI WHELAN

“Every human, within our nature has a morbid fascination, intrigue and curiosity. We are frightened, disgusted yet still, life and death has us all captivated in very different ways”.

 

Abbi Whelan has had an interest in death since childhood. The main source of inspiration for her collection Morbidly Curious being a medical human anatomy book, her pieces reflect this by using parts of the human anatomy in a bid to make the mind curious. Abbi uses the lost wax process to create texture and a lifelike appearance. To add variety to colour Abbi cast the pieces in both silver and brass, oxidising some pieces to make these areas stand out. The brass took on an iridescent effect as this surface had not been polished. Representing the twisting of the stomach and veins, and to add comfort to the heavy pieces, the castings are paired with woven rope and leather cord.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2019

https://www.instagram.com/wolfhardsilver/

ALICE BERTAZZOLO

Alice Bertazzolo‘s collection By The Sea is a personal tribute to Sardinia – a beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea where she lived before moving to London. The collection seeks to recreate in jewellery form some of the features characteristic to the sea environment in order to capture and preserve them for eternity. Such features, rather than material objects, refer more to sensations, feelings and moods – those small details that could be perceived as insignificant but are the very elements that are missed the most. Alice has created pieces that afford the wearer the same sensations of fulfilment and ease that infuse her after a day spent by the sea. She has focused particularly on recreating fluidity, lightness and a sense of movement and has added pearls and abstract sea shell shapes in order to connect further with the concept.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2019

Website: www.bealice.co

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KIM MOXEY

Kim’s collection is inspired by movement and travel to different countries. Each sterling silver coin is a reminder of a visited place or reflects a desire to travel to that destination. Each casting, even of the same coin, is unique to represent distinctive and particular moments experienced in those countries. Castings are formed in various stages of completeness with some of the entire coin whereas others leave a chunk missing or are only missing the edges. This suggests a fulfilled travel experience, the yearning to return to the country or indicates unfinished business. Additionally, a spinning mechanism is incorporated into the design of each piece which serves to combine art and function – the physical spinning action keeping your fingers busy whilst allowing your mind to relax into a meditative state.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2019

https://www.instagram.com/kimimoxey/

ANASTASIA VLACHOU

Anastasia hails from Greece and takes inspiration from the deep sea where pearls grow as a parasite on oysters. Anastasia explores the dependent relationship of the pearl to the oyster in her debut collection Pearl Connection. Research led to the discovery of ground parasites with beautiful shapes and textures and this was the main source of inspiration for the collection. Pearls are combined with silver which is then oxidised to create a darkened effect to highlight the textures and shapes.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2019

https://www.instagram.com/anastasia_vl_ch/

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OLIVIA KELLY

Inspired by the twists and turns of Baroque ornamental filigree, Olivia’s collection of work expresses movement and fluidity.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2018

https://www.instagram.com/oliviakellyjewellery/

EMILY JEFFERSON

Emily’s interest lies in juxtaposing something macabre with something beautiful. Inspired by growths and skin abnormalities she renders them in precious metals to be worn with pride and pleasure.  New works push the idea of distortion, creating work that has been inspired by warped images of the body underwater or through a filter.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2018

Website www.emilyjeffersonjewellery.com

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JACK JEFFERSON

Jack presents a mixed selection of pieces taken from two collections. The ‘Lava’ collection takes inspiration from the textures and movement of lava flows while pieces from the ‘Contrast’ collection explore different metals and colours on the same piece.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2018

https://www.instagram.com/jack_jefferson_jewellery/

PHOEBE THOMPSON

Phoebe’s collection Blake uses clean lines to create bold forms and distinct pieces. Inspired by Brutalist architecture around London, the collection is based entirely on four shapes, placed together in different ways, focusing on simplicity with touches of playfulness through movement, sculpture and repetition. Through playing with scale, Phoebe has used the immensity and somewhat overpowering feeling the buildings can cast over the observer to create pieces that are large in size or character, while retaining the basic nature through minimal style, simple lines and geometric shapes. These pieces are designed to stand out and be seen, giving the wearer a sense of individuality and empowerment.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: September 2017

https://www.phoebethompsonjewellery.com/

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EKATERINA BRAVIN

I am passionate about all forms of art and believe that jewellery is one of them and can transmit a concept.  My first collection, Abandoned, is inspired by forsaken places, particularly industrial sites.

I am fascinated by the transformation of things – how they change by being exposed to various factors when they are left aside. I focus especially on the transformation of metal and how it reacts while exposed to organic and chemical factors.

My work is experimental and conceptual combined to traditional techniques. The materials are silver and copper mixed to unconventional elements like nails, screws, found objects, spray paint and Atlantic salt. In my project I modify metal by oxidising, heating, dying and enamelling.

My idea is that nothing stays the same – all changes and transforms and it’s an incredibly interesting process!

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2017

https://www.instagram.com/eka_brav/

NEL HOLLAND

Nel’s work unites her background in textiles with her new journey into jewellery design. In this collection, she has juxtaposed materials from these two disciplines to create pieces with strong  metal form and structure, echoed by a soft, cushioning layer of wool felt.

With strong aesthetic appeal through considered material manipulation, shape, form and scale, her aim is to create simple, striking pieces that appeal to the eye, hand and soul.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2017

https://www.instagram.com/nel.holland/

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SONYA CHAUHAN

Sonya’s exploration of jewellery making is born from a curiosity about the polarities of strength and fragility, of density and void and of absence and presence. Sonya’s first collection ‘All Burnt Out’ is inspired by the sudden act of combustion and the alchemical process of transforming matter. Intrigued by the changes wrought by fire, Sonya’s work is experimental and responsive to the techniques she explored, such as enamelling. The precious metals she uses for her jewellery are bonded with contrasting materials from bright leathers to enamel and pigments delicately laced with gold powder. Her jewellery boldly brings to life the beauty of the void and demonstrates a sensitive appreciation of the restoration of inner space.  It captures the beauty of what is left behind, of what emerges.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2017

Website: www.sonyachauhan.co.uk

DEBORAH CROW

Deborah’s collection, War Without Tears, is inspired by the theme of ‘dispersal’ after she was moved by the tragic stories and suffering of refugees who have fled war in Syria and seek safety away from their homeland. An image of a child crawling under coils of razor wire formed the seed from which the collection grew.

Her pieces comment on the futility and cyclical nature of war as it progresses through consecutive generations. Toy soldiers are used as a metaphor for the lost childhoods of the youngest victims caught up in a conflict they cannot understand. Deborah is a fine artist using jewellery making to express her ideas.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2016

Website: www.deborahcrow.com

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SALLY VANDERPUMP

“The clouds methought would open, and show riches / Ready to drop upon me”, Caliban, The Tempest, Act 3, scene 2.

 

Hours spent staring at the heavens inspired Sally to explore artistic representations of dramatic skies. For her collection Radiance she experimented with techniques to create cloudy forms, all with paintbrush strokes in mind. Pendants and earrings are made by casting molten silver into ice, salt and chickpeas. Rings are carved in wax and cast in silver, some plated with gold. With a background in the theatre, Sally’s latest collection, For Daws to Peck At, was inspired by the language of Shakespeare.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2016

Website: www.sallyvanderpump.com

JO BAKER

Jo’s collection pays homage to American minimalist and land artist Robert Smithson. Drawing on his landscape-scale sculptures of poured asphalt and mirrors, geology and crystals, she explores the technique of pouring molten silver onto wire rings, frames and stones. The pieces exploit serendipity and chaos. Most are one-offs never to be repeated. They reveal silver’s fluid character. Jo’s background is in physics and astronomy and writing; she works as an editor on a science magazine. But she yearns to explore the nature of materials creatively.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2016

Website: www.jobaker.design

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KIMBERLEY ELLISON

The Last Spill depicts a world where humanity faces its cruelties, opening the fragile interior of what was once a strong world. Floating between the black sea and the black sky, ice pockets of ancient air stand still.

The Alkonost, a bird once full of life and passion but extinct since The Last Spill of 2011, is resurrected in these gallery pieces of 2316. These glacial excavations give a glimpse into past mistakes: beautiful creatures destroyed by a dark world. How careless of humans to destroy something so magnificent.

Kimberley is an eco-conscious artist who tries to bring light to environmental issues through sculptural jewellery.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2016

https://www.instagram.com/thealkonostofficial/

CHARLOTTE REICHWALD

Charlotte has always been interested in how jewellery can give the wearer a strong sense of identity and empowerment. Elevating simple everyday line, form and object into bold, distinct pieces inspires her designs, each with a nod to playfulness. The pieces in the collection, Dance, focus on movement.

Each piece has an element that slides, spins or flips with the motion of the wearer, giving them a life of their own. The aim is that the pieces are inherently tactile. The works are made of mixed metals: silver, gold and brass.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: July 2016

Website: www.reichwaldjewellery.com

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SIMONE BREWSTER

Simone also holds a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and an MA, Design Products from the Royal College of Art.  All of these influences can clearly be seen in her jewellery collections which explore ‘intimate architectures’ – creating objects and spaces that utilise architectural principals throughout.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: March 2015

Website: www.simonebrewsterjewellery.co.uk

JOANNE YELDHAM

The sharp angles, shapes and lines that can be found in architecture are trademarks of Joanne’s collection. She enjoys manipulating solid materials, scoring and folding solid metal to form unexpected outcomes.

While predominantly working in silver, Joanne likes to mix materials and finishes to add another dimension to her pieces. She has used wood veneers, gold and oxidisation techniques in this collection. Joanne has a degree in Interior Design and Environmental Architecture. She has also studied 3D design, specialising in product design.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: March 2015

https://www.instagram.com/joanne_yeldham_jewellery/

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MEGAN COLLINS

Bringing natural form into modern life is a characteristic of Megan’s work. Her collection echoes the repetitive circular shapes of succulent plants widely found in her native Southern Africa. Clean geometry, and the combination of silver, brass and textile, creates a sharp, contemporary visual.

Megan has a degree in Fine Art from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and a background in fashion design. She currently teaches Design and Art at the International School of London.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: March 2015

Website: www.megancollinsjewellery.com

MARIAN RIPOLL VAQUER

Marian has used her hands to make things since she was a child growing up in Mallorca. Her love of design and experimenting with new ideas led her to study architecture in her native Spain, a discipline she has been practising in London for the last ten years.

Marian’s collection is testament to her interest in creating space. It contains jewellery that has life beyond simply sitting on the surface of the skin. It also forms individual spaces of light and shadow around our bodies.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: March 2015

Website: www.marianripoll.com

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VIVEKA ALVESTRAND

Fluid, organic shapes are defining characteristics of Swedish born designer-maker Viveka’s jewellery. Wavelife, her debut collection of rings and bracelets, is a love song to a Scandinavian childhood spent by the sea.

Her pieces can be worn on their own or as an ensemble and seek to distil the essence of waves that are always in motion and forever remaking themselves. A graduate of Goldsmiths College in London, Viveka has spent most of her career in digital media.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Graduated: March 2015

Website: www.vivekaalvestrand.com