Nina has been studying metal working since 1993, she completed her MA in silversmithing & jewellery making in 2000 and has been teaching the subject ever since at a variety of institutions.

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. You can view her work on her website

She is also a co-author of Colour and Textures in Jewellery, published in 2019


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

Penny Akester

Penny is a jewellery artist and teacher who has been making jewellery for well 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 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.

Silke Heuer

Silke is a jewellery designer and maker inspired by modernist art and design, and working with traditional metal smithing techniques.

She studied jewellery and silversmithing at the Sir John Cass, and after graduating worked as a studio assistant for several jewellery designers before setting up her own workshop.
Alongside her own practise she has been teaching at various London institutions since 2007.

Kathie Murphy

Kathie studied jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic and Glasgow School of Art.In 1992 Murphy set up her own studio and has since specialised in working in Polyester resin.

For 7 years she managed the Dazzle exhibition at the National Theatre and worked for Dazzle exhibitions in Edinburgh and Glasgow for 11 years.

She has had two books published by A&C Black, Resin Jewellery (2002) and Design and make non-precious jewellery (2009).

Her work is in the collection of International jewellery at the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Aberdeen City Art Gallery and National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.


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

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