NINA GILBEY

Nina completed her MA in silversmithing & jewellery making in 2000 and has been teaching the subject ever since at a variety of institutions including Tower Hamlets Lifelong Learning, Holts Academy and The City Lit.

She set up London Jewellery Workshop in 2011 to offer courses in a calm, creative and safe environment which is student led.

Nina continues to practice as a jeweller & silversmith and works to commission.

JEN BAYFORD

Jen studied a variety of jewellery making techniques including stone setting, engraving, diamond mounting, chasing, repousse and enamelling.

Alongside her studies she developed her lifelong interest in beading, teaching herself a variety of skills including French and Dutch weaving techniques, creating a stunning collection of work.

Jen currently also teaches at Forest Gate Lifelong learning

FELIX DENBY

Felix trained at Sir John Cass and is qualified to teach Silversmithing & Jewellery. She has been teaching the subject to all levels since 1996 at Morley College and the City Lit, and for several years she led the successful BTEC in 3D design craft at Sutton College.

Her specialisms include chain weaving, hollow construction, gold overlay (kum boo) and cold connections. Her own practice is preoccupied with creating decorative and functional objects for ceremonial use and domestic rituals, often combining metal with other materials

SHARLA DONOVAN

Sharla is from NZ where she attended The School of Design in Wellington. She has lived in Toronto and Melbourne where she worked for a large costume jewellery supplier. She has put down her roots in London and has been studying and making jewellery since 2005. Sharla designs, makes and sells her own jewellery.

LIANE WOLF

Liane is a jewellery designer from Australia and has a background in Fine Art, majoring in painting at the National Art School in Sydney. She started making jewellery while living in Copenhagen in 2000.

Having initially worked in metal, Liane now combines resin with precious metals and paper. She also teaches at the City Lit.

BEKKIE CHEESMAN

Bekkie has over 20 years of design experience and 15 years making kiln formed glass and jewellery. She is a qualified teacher and has been teaching jewellery making for the last 7 years.

For Bekkie it is important as a designer/maker and teacher to expand her knowledge by exploring new techniques and materials, she also works with ceramics.

PENNY AKESTER

Penny is a jewellery artist and teacher who has been making jewellery for over 20 years. Training originally at Loughborough University, she is fascinated by the process of making and the huge variety of methods and materials available to jewellers, working with soapstone, textiles, bead weaving, metalwork, silver clay and much more.

She completed a MA degree at the Cass in 2015 and loves to continue learning, exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials and techniques, currently developing a collection of tactile, conceptual jewels alongside her teaching.

AURELIE DELLASANTA

Aurelie Dellasanta is jewellery designer and a visual artist from Switzerland who came to London to complete a MA at the Royal College of Art. For over 15 years she has been developing contemporary jewellery collections that are deeply inspired by foreign places that she has visited or resided in.

Since 2015 she has been teaching jewellery in varied institutions in London, such as Working Men’s College and The City Lit.

In 2016, she founded the jewellery brand Aurelie Dellasanta Jewellery.

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