School of Jewellery staff

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  • Bridie Lander

    School Academic Lead for Jewellery, Senior Lecturer

    Bridie is an experienced jewellery designer/maker and lecturer. She spent several years as an artist and academic in Australia where latterly she was Coordinator of the Jewellery and Object Studio at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Some of her work was recently included in a group exhibition,...

  • Anna Lorenz

    Senior Lecturer

    Anna works cross disciplines in a practice-based way and teaches part time on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects course at the School of Jewellery. Originally from the South of Germany, Anna apprentice trained with a Master Goldsmiths, gained a BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the School of...

  • Michelle McCormick


    After twenty years of working in the Jewellery and Gemstone industry and studying for numerous trade qualifications, Michelle graduated from the School of Jewellery with a First-class BSc (Hons) in Gemmology and Jewellery studies in 2015. Michelle began teaching at Birmingham City University as a Visiting Lecturer in 2015 and...

  • Iona McCuaig

    Course Director, Lecturer

    Iona McCuaig is a jeweller, artist, researcher and educator. Her work explores the themes of narrative, value and materiality through object making. Historical references are strongly embedded in her practice and are playfully juxtaposed with contemporary observations. This results in a re-appropriation of history, allowing for...

  • Matthew Porton

    Course Director, Lecturer

    Mat qualified as a professional engineer and previously pursued a career in engineering and project management before making a change to horology in 2010.  A desire to get back to the practical side of engineering saw him studying at Birmingham City University where he gained the British Horological Institute qualifications in...

  • Kathryn Powell (Partington)


    Kathryn is an established jeweller, designer, maker and passionate educator. Her jewellery/design profile is known as Kathryn Partington. She has worked within higher education for over 10 years and taught within the community alongside her practice. With 20 years design experience, she originally trained at Staffordshire...

  • Jaq Prendergast

    Course Director, Lecturer

    Jaq pursued a career in horology after graduating from Birmingham City University in 2011. After spending 11 years in industry working for luxury brands as a watchmaker, he decided to try a new challenge in teaching, coming back to BCU in 2022.

  • Claire Price

    Course Director, Senior Lecturer

    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...

  • Tristan Pritchard


    Tristan’s passion is miniature art, particularly science fiction and fantasy. He also specialises in mould making with silicones as well as casting with plasters and resins. Tristan has been an art practitioner in TV and film making props sets and puppets for stop motion productions as well as moulding costumes and props for...

  • Rebecca Skeels

    Course Director, Senior Lecturer

    Rebecca Skeels started her business in 1994 after graduating from the University of Wales. Since 1994, Rebecca’s thirst for knowledge and her passion for sharing has led her to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s (MA Project by Design) and achieving a PGC in Higher Education from the University for the Creative Arts. Rebecca...

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