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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...

  • Dr Sian Hindle

    Associate Director for Doctoral Researchers, Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles | Course Leader, MA Jewellery and Related Products

    Sian Hindle is Associate Director for Doctoral Researchers at the Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, and Course Leader, MA Jewellery and Related Products. Sian’s research interests centre on jewellery as an element of dress, and she holds a PhD exploring how jewellery’s wear and use can contribute to the...

  • 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...

  • Iona McCuaig

    Lecturer, MA Jewellery and Related Products

    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 Historical references are strongly embedded in her practice and are playfully juxtaposed with contemporary observations.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...

  • Michela Michela Ferraro-Cuda

    Course Leader and Lecturer

    Michela Ferraro-Cuda has twice been awarded the Bronze Award for Jewellery Design for Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing by The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council. A graduate of the European Institute for Design in Milan (IED) with over 30 years’ experience in the jewellery sector, she's worked both as a jewellery...

  • 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...

  • Zoe Robertson

    Senior Lecturer

    Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson’s current studio practice explores themes relating to jewellery within performance. She creates theatrically sized jewellery, experiments on the edges of the discipline and enjoys working collaboratively. She is co-founder of The Dual Works, an artist studio based in the heart of...

  • Rebecca Skeels

    Senior Lecturer, BA Hons Jewellery & Objects

    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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