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...

  • Beaulagh Brooks

    Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

    Beaulagh is the Programme Leader and Level 6 Co-ordinator for the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects course, she is also personal tutor to a year group and will have some involvement with all students throughout their studies. She has been lecturing in Higher Education Institutions for over 20 years, alongside running a...

  • Frank Cooper

    Senior Lecturer & Centre Manager

    Frank Cooper is a jewellery industry professional who has worked in the UK jewellery industry for all of his working life. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Jewellery Manufacturing Technologies and Manager of the Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery a position he has held since 2003....

  • 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...

  • Andrew Howard

    Lecturer

    Andrew has been lecturing on the Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry (DFI) course since January 2016. He has strong links to the Jewellery Industry and uses these to his student’s advantage from organising group visits to allow students to see behind the scenes in large companies to sign posting them to the best...

  • Drew Markou

    Lecturer - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

    Drew Markou is a full-time lecturer and Level 4 Co-ordinator for the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects course at the School of Jewellery, alongside which he undertakes his own creative professional practice as an Art Jeweller and Object Maker. With a background in Landscape Design and Horticulture, then moving into jewellery...

  • 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...

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