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Stephen Bottomley is taking up a professorial post at Birmingham City University April 18th 2017. For the past nine years Stephen has been the head of the Jewellery and Silversmithing department and a design school director at Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh.
The Birmingham school of Jewellery is the largest of its kind in Europe delivering the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the sector and celebrated its 125th anniversary last year.
Stephen brings almost thirty years of academic and professional experience to the post and looks forward to not only working with his new colleagues but to reaching out to new global ones in order to develop new and an exciting jewellery related research projects and opportunities. His own work has been exhibited internationally and is held in collections at the British Museum, National Museums of Scotland, Royal College of Art and South East Arts Collection.
The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University is located in the heart of the city’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Founded in 1890, it is the largest school in Europe with a rich history in jewellery, silverware, horology and gemology.
The original building on Vittoria Street maintains its Victorian Venetian Gothic facade but conceals a modern contemporary environment including state of the art equipment, workshops, a specialist library, and an atrium gallery and exhibition space.
In 2016 the school’s gemology course moved to the share a new building with the Birmingham Assay Office. The relocation provides facilities for 90 full-time and part-time students from the University, as well as access to the highest specification of equipment available for gemological education within the UK.
Stephen Bottomley trained at the Royal College of Art (1999-2001) having previously studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton, which included a key period within Rhode Island School of Designs’ metal programme (USA 1998).
On Camp Ceramics and Other Diversions25May2017
A cultural project: PREZIOSA Contemporary Jewellery19May2017
Mostra Povera. All you need for an exhibition18May2017
Containing Fire. Academy semester project by Viktorija Domarkaite08May2017
Too Fragile When You are Close. Masterclass project by Viktorija Domarkaite08May2017
Distant Horizons. Jewellery and Transgression in Reinhold Ziegler's Artistic Universe24Apr2017
LOOT 2017 exhibition at the Mad Museum NYC21Apr2017
Les Liaisons ambiguës. How Could Ambiguity Be Future-oriented?17Apr2017
The end of it all has already happened. A post-modern narrative on the jewellery of Lisa Walker09Apr2017
Stephen Bottomley, new Head of School of Jewellery at BCU04Apr2017
The Interstitial Space. Some Remarks on the Twofold Art of Doris Betz04Apr2017
Preziosa. A short History28Mar2017
Inbar Shahak at The Norton Museum of Art, Miami, USA21Mar2017
Private Confessions: Gestures, Vision, Profession. A plea02Mar2017
Jewellery in a Museum16Feb2017