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Published: 14.07.2020

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Edinburgh College of Art.
Place
Lauriston Place
EH3 9DF -  Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Mail:
enquiriesE-maileca.ac.uk
jennifer.grayE-mailed.ac.uk
sarah.kettleyE-mailed.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)131 221 6215
Management:
Jennifer Gray
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Intro
The philosophy of the Jewellery and Silversmithing department is balancing innovation with old and new approaches to traditional craft techniques. Our objective is to design and create personal and individual work that integrates ‘thought’ and ‘practice’ sharing a common sensitivity to the complex relationships that humans form for objects.
BA Jewellery and Silversmithing
Our programme aims to produce designers who create fresh, exuberant work demonstrating originality and innovation. We encourage students to combine new technologies with traditional techniques in materials including precious or semi-precious metal and gemstones, plastics, wood, paper, stone and textiles.

We maintain an outstanding international reputation and an impressive track record of employability with strong industrial links. Our staff regularly exhibit their work and lecture internationally; they are committed to sharing their experience to assist students to move rapidly into the professional design world.

We aim to equip graduates with a realistic understanding of the wider industry including career and future study opportunities. International exchanges and live projects enable you to gain a greater understanding of a range of industrial and craft production approaches.
Integrated with your practical studio work, Design and Screen Cultures courses provide a contextual and theoretical understanding of the holistic nature of contemporary design.

We have close ties with industry professional bodies, including Edinburgh’s Scottish Goldsmiths Trust and London Goldsmiths Company who annually support our final year students with precious metal awards and sponsorship. These bodies also run, or support, educational events, training, mentoring, competitions and exhibitions that we participate in fully.
 
Everything seems to have come together for me, each opportunity inspiring or leading onto the next. The summer costume jewellery internship led onto a costume jewellery workshop in Germany, which inspired the theme for my dissertation that subsequently inspired me to apply for a job with Swarvoski. I felt ready to take that next step in to the working world after graduation and hope that the snowball effect of great opportunities is to continue. / Laura Templeton, graduate


History:
Edinburgh College of Art was founded in 1907 with a history dating back to the 18th century. The College entered a new era on 1 August 2011 when it merged with the University of Edinburgh. Both institutions share high academic standards and international reputations, and the merger offers additional exciting opportunities for learning, teaching and research. The College now combines with the University's School of Arts, Culture and Environment to create a new Edinburgh College of Art within the University containing Art, Design, Music, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and History of Art (you can find out more at www.ed.ac.uk/eca). This new Edinburgh College of Art will be a powerful and dynamic centre for the visual, creative and performing arts within Scotland and beyond.

Exchange links exist between the College and jewellery and silversmithing departments around the world, including Canada, USA, Japan, Estonia, Finland and Seoul, South Korea. Seoul, South Korea were established in 2008 and sponsored by the Incorporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh.

Jewellery and Silversmithing is an internationally renowned department located in the School of Design alongside Glass, Design Informatics, Product Design, Textiles, Fashion, Performance Costume, Interior Design and a range of Visual Communication disciplines. BA (Hons) and MFA award programmes are all offered with the further opportunity to study for PhD by studio practice. Graduates are typically established in the field as makers, designers, teachers and artists emerging from the College with confidence and adaptable skills. 


Teachers
Head of Department: Jennifer Gray
Reader: Susan Cross
Lecturer: Maria MacLennan
Teaching Fellow: Mirka Janeckova
Teaching Fellow: Heather Woof
 

Events      View / hide events

2020:
Exhibition  08 Jul 2020 - 08 Aug 2020  Edinburgh College of Art. Degree Show 2020.
2019:
2018:
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Like a Rolling Stone.
2017:
Exhibition  15 Apr 2017 - 03 Jun 2017  Naked Craft.
2016:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  PICS. Jewellery and Photography.
Fair  29 Jun 2016 - 02 Jul 2016  New Designers, London.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2016 - 02 Jul 2016  Edinburgh College of Art. Graduation Degree Show 2016.
Lectures  10 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016  Three contemporary Italian Goldsmiths.
Meeting  21 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2016  Turbulence Effect-Work by Lecture by visiting Professor Kee-Ho Yuen.
Open call  15 Apr 2016 - 23 May 2016  Artist in Residence programme 2016 at Edinburgh College of Art.
Meeting  03 Feb 2016 - 03 Feb 2016  Lecture by Julie Blyfield.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 28 Feb 2016  Heat Exchange 2 at St. Andrews Museum.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  Heat Exchange 2 at Cardiff.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2014 - 14 Dec 2014  LTD Edition.
Exhibition  01 Dec 2014 - 04 Dec 2014  Limited Edition - 3rd Year Jewellery Exhibition.
Exhibition  16 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014  Masters Festival at Edinburgh College of Art.
2011:
Exhibition  11 Jun 2011 - 19 Jun 2011  ECA 2011 Degree Show.
2010:
Exhibition  12 Jun 2010 - 20 Jun 2010  ECA 2010 Degree Show.

Publications      View / hide publications

Catalogue:  The ECA 2016 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2016
Article:  A fish called Wonder. The Herald:  2016
Page 8, 27th May 2016
Article:  Tentacular spectacular. The Guardian:  2016
Page 7, 27th May 2016
Article:  Thats the way the mop flops: Sculptor Lucy Wayam. Metro:  2016
Page 15, 27th May 2016
Catalogue:  The ECA 2015 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2015
Catalogue:  The ECA 2014 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2014
Catalogue:  The ECA 2013 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2013
Catalogue:  The ECA 2012 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2012
Catalogue:  The ECA 2011 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2011
Catalogue:  The ECA 2010 BA + MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing catalogue. Edinburgh College of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department:  Edinburgh,  2010
Ran Luo. Piece: Strange Beauty Collection, 2020. Silver, enamel, pearl, coral. various sizes. From series: Strange Beauty. Brooch, Earrings
. MFA. Ran Luo
Piece: Strange Beauty Collection, 2020
Silver, enamel, pearl, coral
various sizes
From series: Strange Beauty

Brooch, Earrings
MFA

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Daniela Groza. Earrings: We Are One, 2020. Mokume gane (copper, silver), gold plated brass, rose gold plated copper.. 3 x 0.5 x 8 cm. From series: Modern Venus. BA(Hons). Daniela Groza
Earrings: We Are One, 2020
Mokume gane (copper, silver), gold plated brass, rose gold plated copper.
3 x 0.5 x 8 cm
From series: Modern Venus

BA(Hons)

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Renee Qiuguo Pan. Brooch: Ying Collection, 2020. Silver, acrylic, resin.. various sizes. From series: Ying. MFA. Renee Qiuguo Pan
Brooch: Ying Collection, 2020
Silver, acrylic, resin.
various sizes
From series: Ying

MFA

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ECA sculpture court.
ECA sculpture court

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ECA Jewellery Workshop Hammer Room.
ECA Jewellery Workshop Hammer Room

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Eileen Xie. Brooch: Closer Rrogress, 2016. Silver.. ECA 2016 MFA. Eileen Xie
Brooch: Closer Rrogress, 2016
Silver.
ECA 2016 MFA
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Eva Fernández. Necklace: Air Cusions, 2016. Mixed Media.. ECA 2016 MFA. Eva Fernández
Necklace: Air Cusions, 2016
Mixed Media.
ECA 2016 MFA
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Felicity Lynden. Vessel: Untitled, 2016. Silver.. ECA 2016 BA. Felicity Lynden
Vessel: Untitled, 2016
Silver.
ECA 2016 BA
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Lingyu He. Brooch: May I touch you?, 2016. Glass, silver.. ECA 2016 MFA. Lingyu He
Brooch: May I touch you?, 2016
Glass, silver.
ECA 2016 MFA
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Ruoyan Wang. Object: Squeeeeeze Use, 2016. Leather, silver, textile.. ECA 2016 MFA. Ruoyan Wang
Object: Squeeeeeze Use, 2016
Leather, silver, textile.
ECA 2016 MFA
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Holly Higgins. Neckpiece: Folded Capsules, 2016. Silver.. ECA 2016 BA Hons. Holly Higgins
Neckpiece: Folded Capsules, 2016
Silver.
ECA 2016 BA Hons
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Song Yoo Kyung. Brooch: Layered Mirror, 2016. Stainless Steel.. ECA 2016 MFA. Song Yoo Kyung
Brooch: Layered Mirror, 2016
Stainless Steel.
ECA 2016 MFA
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Natalie Adams. Necklace: Oval Spiral, 2015. Dyed acrylic, metal.. ECA 2015 MFA. Natalie Adams
Necklace: Oval Spiral, 2015
Dyed acrylic, metal.
ECA 2015 MFA
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Alexandra Von Trapp. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2015. Silver.. ECA 2015 MFA. Alexandra Von Trapp
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2015
Silver.
ECA 2015 MFA
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Karolina Baines. Brooch: Lines in Motion, 2015. Silver, enamel.. ECA 2015 BA Hons. Karolina Baines
Brooch: Lines in Motion, 2015
Silver, enamel.
ECA 2015 BA Hons
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Dongsun Lee. Vase: Big Bang, 2015. Silver, plastic.. ECA 2015 BA Hons. Dongsun Lee
Vase: Big Bang, 2015
Silver, plastic.
ECA 2015 BA Hons
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Eva Melnika. Object: Canisters, 2015. Silver, mixed media.. ECA 2015 BA Hons. Eva Melnika
Object: Canisters, 2015
Silver, mixed media.
ECA 2015 BA Hons
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Maisie Welch. Brooch: Matilda Collection, 2015. Resin.. ECA 2015 BA Hons. Maisie Welch
Brooch: Matilda Collection, 2015
Resin.
ECA 2015 BA Hons
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