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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.
Unleashing youthful energy, fresh ideas and innovative creations, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is delighted to introduce Nine New Graduates buzzing on the radar this year!
Technology meets art meets jewellery in this amazing collection that includes Smart Materials colour changing jewellery, kinetic gemstone rings and tough titanium Highland Clan Thistle Brooches – just a few of the visual treats created by this year’s new wave of graduates.
Intentional infringement of a registered design is now a crime. Yesterday, history was made, a new Intellectual Property Act becomes law and it is now a crime to intentionally infringe a registered design. Individual Board Directors will also be held accountable. The changes which are set out in The Intellectual Property Act have been introduced to:
- Reduce the scale of registered design infringement by acting as a deterrent
- Increase protection for the holders of registered designs
- Better punish perpetrators of blatant design infringement. Individual Directors will also be liable
This year’s International Jewellery London was, as always, a glorious mixture of all that the jewellery sector has to offer. Hundreds of exhibitors including jewellers, tool suppliers, packaging suppliers and purveyors of fine gemstones set up shop in the iconic surroundings of Olympia Grand, all vying for the attention of exhibition visitors. At an event on this scale it’s often easy to overlook a stand or two as a result of the sheer number of exhibitors, and stand holders have to be resourceful and innovative in order to attract people to their small corner of the exhibition hall. There were a handful of jewellers and suppliers who were so innovative with either their products or their stand design that visitors could hardly resist stopping for a closer look…
The London Jewellery School is excited to be able to announce a move to new studios next to trendy Brick Lane from 1 September this year. The newly renovated studios boast something the current premises are missing – natural light with large windows in all three teaching spaces. This means that they can continue to deliver their wide range of jewellery classes in an even better environment.