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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

    Professor of Jewellery Art and Design, Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles

    Jivan Astfalck lectures on MA and BA courses and is the School of Jewellery's Professor of Jewellery Art and Design, Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles. She combines teaching with studio practice, which she exhibits internationally. A visual artist, jeweller and academic, Jivan was born in Berlin, where...

  • Karen Barlett

    Senior Technician

    Karen trained as a Jewellery Designer/ Maker and has a post-graduate Master of Arts degree in jewellery & related products. Karen has over twenty years of experience working within arts education and works as part of the Technical Team at The School of Jewellery. The scope of her duties includes: Operating the School of...

  • Stephen Bottomley

    Head of School

    Stephen   Bottomley   is Professor of Jewellery Cultures and Innovation and Head of  the Birmingham School of Jewellery.  A contemporary jeweller, his work often combines enamel and the fire arts with mixed media and precious and non-precious metals. Interests in the handmade and changing systems for batch...

  • Beaulagh Brooks

    Course Director/Senior Lecturer & School Lead Academic

    A highly experienced Educator, Academic, Manager and Designer-Maker, with a passion for Teaching & Learning focusing on the Creative Industries and Applied Arts. Beaulagh is especially interested in Studio Practice and developing students employability and Graduate enterprise skills, alongside creative research and practice....

  • Dr Ann-Marie Carey

    Research Fellow

    Ann-Marie is a Research Fellow in the School of Jewellery. She specialises in combining craftsmanship with laser technology to introduce new perspectives of understanding. She has worked with museums in London and Birmingham to create replicas of the Cheapside Hoard and Staffordshire Hoard respectively. In her academic...

  • 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....

  • Glen Day

    Lecturer, International Jewellery Business

    Over 35 years’ experience working for some of the biggest and best companies in the UK Jewellery industry. Influencing Business Strategy and marketing plans. Many senior positions held including Production Manager, Quality Control Manager, Business Manager and Business Development Manager; with expertise embedded in...

  • Michela Ferraro-Cuda

    Course Leader and Lecturer

    Michela Ferraro-Cuda has been awarded three times in a row for Jewellery Design for Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing by The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council (Silver award in 2021; Bronze award in 2010 and 2020). A graduate of the European Institute for Design in Milan (IED) with over 30 years’ experience in the jewellery...

  • Dr John Grayson

    Research Assistant, STEAM Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    The field of craft—the (hand) making of things—encompasses variety, different material disciplines; connectivity with historical making methods and material cultures; and, contemporary creative practice. Grayson has been immersed in this exciting world as both an academic within the university sector teaching ‘craft’, and as a...

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