Inspired by the natural features of the beautiful Cornish coastline where she grew up, Sandra Austin creates elegant and sublime jewellery pieces that combine an organic feel with the crisp delicacy and robustness of the natural world. Her work is like a breath of fresh sea air. Her hand forged chains with gently decayed, organic elements marry the clean modernity of the catwalk with a whisper of something beautifully ancient.
Sandraʼs love of design and creativity, and a passion for jewellery drew her to study silversmithing & jewellery at Truro College. Graduating in 2013, she has subsequently grown her jewellery business with integrity and passion, remaining in South West Cornwall with its natural beauty inspiring her work.
On 17th and 18th April 2015, London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall will host the UK’s biggest careers event for students of jewellery and allied trades. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural 'Make your Mark' which attracted 800 students from across the British Isles, the event will now be extended over two days and will deliver even more inspiration, advice and networking opportunities.
'Make your Mark' is a completely free tutor–student event open to anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.
(PPL) Products and public liability insurance is an insurance policy which covers a business following a claim for financial compensation. This can result from a customer, member of the public, even a passer-by making a claim if they are injured or their property or possessions are damaged as a result of your business activities.
Located in the heart of Hatton Garden, the award winning Holts Academy delivers a wide range of training and courses to beginners as well as intermediate and established jewellers who wish to cultivate their skill set. This not-for-profit organisation uses expert tutors to deliver its courses which take place at their well equipped London workshops.
Sue Webb is a full time lamp worker and lamp working tutor. She runs her own workshop and also takes lamp work classes at Creative Glass Guild in Bristol. She is also a Trollbeads bead making demonstrator at exhibitions such as Spring Fair Birmingham, Jewellery and Watch and first became involved with Trollbeads in 2012.
Sue has been approved by Trollbeads in Denmark to replicate some of their designs and, when not demonstrating for Trollbeads, she teaches lamp work bead making and fused glass techniques in Bristol.
Applications are presently being accepted for MADE LONDON and MADE BRIGHTON; entries from new, emerging and established makers are very welcome.
MADE LONDON is one of the top selling events for designer makers in Europe. The organisers aim to present an enjoyable event showcasing the very best and most original makers in this country and beyond, exhibiting the highest quality contemporary craft and design.
For a number of years we have offered UK jewellers the opportunity to purchase PPL insurance with the GoJD Gold Membership scheme. Packages which also include supplier partner discounts and listings on the Designer Directory have proved popular, with some members commenting that the savings made with the discounts more than cover the cost of insurance over the year!
Kim Allwright of Wilde Works grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada and England and worked abroad for sixteen years before settling back in England in 2006. A notable experience from her childhood included moving with her parents from stark post-war Germany to Canada, which she describes as 'like breath of fresh air in vivid colour'. The impact of moving from a monochrome to a vibrantly-coloured world has stayed with her all of her life and the perception of colour, what leads us to choose particular colours and how they affect and help set our mood still inspires her today. Kim cites this as the main reason for including colour in her jewellery.