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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).
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