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Jewellery and Technology

Recent and ongoing developments in technology provide a rich vein of ideas that might drive doctoral level investigations. These include:

  • Sintering and additive manufacturing (the evolution of a new paradigm for jewellery designers and makers?)
  • The deployment of lasers, CAD and 3D printing; developments in jewellery casting (and possible myth-busting in relation to this technique)
  • Historical studies of the relationship between place, technology, innovation and making (for example, technological innovation and the evolution of the jewellery manufacturing industry in Birmingham).

To find out more, contact one of our supervisors.