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Our staff

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  • Jeremy Hobbins

    Deputy Head of School & Course 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


    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...

  • Kathryn Marchbank


    In her role, Kathryn inducts student groups into the workshop space, essentially guidance in ‘good practice’ adhering to health and safety. She demonstrate the use of machinery, hand tools and processes in metal, some plastic, wood and found media. Kathryn provides support in exploring how to manage materials for use in their...

  • 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...

  • Michelle McCormick

    Lecturer on BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

    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 and now...

  • Rory McEvoy

    Lecturer in Horology

    Rory has over twenty years’ experience of working in a number of sectors of the horological industry. Following completion of a postgraduate diploma in restoration and conservation of antique clocks, he worked at the bench for eight years in a busy commercial workshop in London repairing, and conserving pieces that ranged from...

  • Dr Sarah O'Hana

    Lecturer, Jewellery and Objects

    Sarah O’Hana joined the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2017 as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects. She was brought up in Spain before training in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design where she was awarded a first class honours degree. She specialised in the use of anodised...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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