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K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd

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Published: 05.04.2022
Studio space at K2 Academy..
Studio space at K2 Academy.

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K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery is the ideal place for those who want to develop their jewellery design and making skills, whilst stepping outside of mainstream boundaries and thinking critically about the creative process. 
Our students learn new skills and traditional jewellery techniques whilst experimenting with a variety of different materials, including base and precious metals, gemstones as well as unconventional recycling materials and found objects. In addition, we introduce them to the professional jewellery industry by teaching business skills. Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 10 students, enabling you to spend quality time with your tutors.

K2 offers a comprehensive programme of all-level jewellery courses, creative short courses, masterclasses and SQA accredited diploma courses.

K2 Academy was established and is directed by jewellery artists and tutors Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger, both of whom have 20+ years of experience in goldsmithing, metal work and tutoring. They are dedicated to sharing their extensive knowledge.

The students benefit from K2’s central London location, close to Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter and the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office. K2 is based within Cockpit Arts, a thriving community of professional design and craft businesses, which includes renowned contemporary practitioners. This unique setting offers K2 students the opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a professional jewellery environment.

K2 establishes itself as a place of intellectual exchange, spurring on new ideas and providing an environment for inspiration to flourish.

 

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2022:
Workshop  21 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022  Leaf On The Tree. Masterclass by Marc Monzó.
Workshop  21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022  Jewellery Illustration by Elena Shkvarkina.
Lectures  07 Mar 2022 - 07 Mar 2022  Making Connections by Corinne Julius.
2021:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021  Precious Collective Online Jewellery Week.
Workshop  02 Aug 2021 - 12 Aug 2021  Summer course 2021 at K2 Jewellery Academy.
Workshop  26 Jul 2021 - 29 Jul 2021  Questions of Jewellery. Masterclass by Caroline Broadhead.
Workshop  19 Jul 2021 - 21 Jul 2021  Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Katrin Spranger in London.
Open call  25 Jun 2021 - 30 Sep 2021  Open Call for Cluster Craft 2021 Fair.
Exhibition  17 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021  Connecting Value. Exploring co-creation through making.
2020:
Open call  28 Oct 2020 - 20 Jan 2021  Open Call for Cluster Jewellery Artist in Residence.
Workshop  08 May 2020 - 10 May 2020  Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Katrin Spranger.
2019:
Workshop  22 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019  Experimental Setting with Kelvin Birk and Katrin Spranger.
Workshop  17 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019  Sources & Resources by Manon van Kouswijk.
Workshop  11 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019  Engrave Your Dreams and Nightmares with Pierce Healy.
Lectures  27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019  Jewellery: Anthropological Perspectives by Max Carocci.
2018:
Workshop  14 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018  Point of no return, a Masterclass by Christoph Zellweger.
Workshop  11 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018  Experimental Setting IV by Kelvin Birk and Katrin Spranger.
Workshop  23 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018  Electroforming Jewellery Workshop by Katrin Spranger.
2017:
Lectures  08 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017  Lecture by Ute Decker at K2.
Workshop  04 Sep 2017 - 07 Sep 2017  Experimental Setting 2017 by Kelvin Birk & Katrin Spranger.
Workshop  24 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017  Metamorphosis III. A Profound Change In Form.
Workshop  09 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017  Experimental Casting by Kelvin Birk & Katrin Spranger.
Workshop  09 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017  Experimental Setting by Kelvin Birk & Katrin Spranger.
2016:
Workshop  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  Experimental Casting.
Inca Starzinsky. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Copper, polymer foam.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Inca Starzinsky
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Copper, polymer foam.
Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography
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Tue Sando. Bracelet: Untitled, 2021. Silver, oxidised.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Tue Sando
Bracelet: Untitled, 2021
Silver, oxidised.
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Aimee Mackay. Ring: Untitled, 2021. Copper, poppyseed head.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Aimee Mackay
Ring: Untitled, 2021
Copper, poppyseed head.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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Aimee Mackay. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Brass, silver, fish scales, silk threads.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Aimee Mackay
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Brass, silver, fish scales, silk threads.
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Karolina Brodnicka. Necklace: Rebirth II, 2020. Copper, crushed pearls, epoxy resin.. Photo by: Karolina Brodnicka. Karolina Brodnicka
Necklace: Rebirth II, 2020
Copper, crushed pearls, epoxy resin.
Photo by: Karolina Brodnicka
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Laura Vaiciulyte. Ring: Untitled, 2021. Silver, rhodium-plated, gold-plated.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Laura Vaiciulyte
Ring: Untitled, 2021
Silver, rhodium-plated, gold-plated.
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Rebecca Springall. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Copper, ceramic pieces.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Rebecca Springall
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Copper, ceramic pieces.
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Miri Shalom. Ring: Untitled, 2021. Bronze.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Miri Shalom
Ring: Untitled, 2021
Bronze.
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Elizabeth de Rothschild. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Brass.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Elizabeth de Rothschild
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Brass.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Necklace: Lockdown blues, 2021. Silver, hand-dyed silk.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Necklace: Lockdown blues, 2021
Silver, hand-dyed silk.
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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Necklace: Untitled, 2022. Silver, moss, Perspex.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Necklace: Untitled, 2022
Silver, moss, Perspex.
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Sandra Rattenni-Morris. Necklace: Untitled, 2020. Silver, faux hair.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Sandra Rattenni-Morris
Necklace: Untitled, 2020
Silver, faux hair.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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Yvonne Mackenzie. Ring: Untitled, 2022. Silver.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Yvonne Mackenzie
Ring: Untitled, 2022
Silver.
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Lilian Syrigou. Piece: Untitled, 2019. Wood, polyurethane resin, pewter.. Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd. Test pieces.. Lilian Syrigou
Piece: Untitled, 2019
Wood, polyurethane resin, pewter.
Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd
Test pieces.

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Sara Marshall. Necklace: Untitled, 2021. Silver, vinal records.. Photo by: Pixeleyes Photography. Sara Marshall
Necklace: Untitled, 2021
Silver, vinal records.
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Georgina Hopkin. Piece: Untitled, 2019. Sewing thread rolls and stones.. Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd. Test pieces.. Georgina Hopkin
Piece: Untitled, 2019
Sewing thread rolls and stones.
Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd
Test pieces.

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Aimee Mackay. Brooch: Untitled, 2022. Silver, gold.. Photo by: Aimee Mackay. Aimee Mackay
Brooch: Untitled, 2022
Silver, gold.
Photo by: Aimee Mackay
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