Our staff

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  • Dauvit Alexander

    Programme Leader

    Rusty bolts lie by the side of the road. A coffee jar filled with corroded spring washers sits on the windowsill of a disused engineering works. Someone throws a cast-iron fencing spike into a skip. A piece of pitted steel washes up on the beach. These are not the images normally associated with the worlds of either...

  • Professor Jivan Astfalck

    Course Director, MA Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products

    Jivan Astfalck is Course Director for our MA Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Projects course. She combines teaching with studio practice, which she exhibits internationally. A visual artist, jewellery and academic, Jivan was born in Berlin, where she trained and qualified as a goldsmith. She has lived in the UK...

  • Stephen Bottomley

    Head of School

    Previously senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art Stephen was head of the department of Jewellery and Silversmithing (2008-17), Design School Director for Post-Graduate Research (2015-17) and served on the Design School management group. In an academic career spanning over 25 years, he has...

  • Sian Hindle

    Lecturer in Contextual Studies

    Sian has a background in English Studies, with a Master of Research exploring Modernist literature and theories of the self.  After studying at the School of Jewellery from 200305, Sian initially combined freelance design work for a range of jewellery manufacturers with teaching on a growing portfolio of Contextual Studies...

  • Jeremy Hobbins

    Deputy Head of School & Programme Leader

    Originally graduating with a Business background, Jeremy transferred his skills into the horology world following his study of HND Horology at the School of Jewellery. Jeremy worked as a professional horologist for others, and himself, for 20 years before returning to the School to share his love of the subject and train a...

  • Toni Mayner

    Lecturer - Jewellery

    Toni Mayner lives and works in Birmingham as a part-time lecturer at the School of Jewellery and an independent Jewellery Artist exhibiting in the UK and abroad. Initially training as a jeweller, during her Master's studies she developed large-scale work which led to her spending a year in the Netherlands working with Dutch...

  • Jo Pond

    Senior Lecturer

    Jo Pond is a Studio Jeweller and a lecturer at the School of Jewellery who brings twenty-one years of educational experience to her role. Prior to joining the University she worked as a Technical Instructor at Loughborough University School of Art & Design, specializing in Casting and Laser Welding. Jo completed her MA in...

  • Claire Price

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    Throughout her career, Claire has explored the potential for Computer Aided Design through working for a variety of both commercial and private clients. Claire has developed platinum and diamond product ranges and has created exclusive designs which were recognised by Platinum Guild International having won their platinum...

  • Zoe Robertson

    Senior Lecturer

    Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson’s current studio practice explores themes relating to jewellery within performance. She creates theatrically sized jewellery, experiments on the edges of the discipline and enjoys working collaboratively. She is co-founder of The Dual Works, an artist studio based in the heart of...

  • Paul Yeomans

    CAD/CAM Trainer

    CAD/CAM Trainer at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC), specialising in CAD/CAM, which involves a wide variety of new product development (NPD) work and teaching CAD on HND, BA and DFI courses. Prior to joining the University, Paul worked as a Design and Development Engineer in a bathroom products business. 

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