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K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd

School  /  Education   Making   Technics
Published: 30.04.2021
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K² Academy of Contemporary Jewellery offers a new approach to professional jewellery training in the heart of central London. K² is founded by Kelvin Birk and Katrin Spranger who bring a conceptual, free thinking approach to design underpinned by a thorough technical training.
K² is a new Academy of Contemporary Jewellery that offers a conceptual, free-thinking approach to jewellery design underpinned by rigorous technical training.
 
Founded and directed by jewellery artists and tutors Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger.
You will be taught traditional jewellery techniques to a high professional standard while at the same time learning to step outside the boundaries of traditional design and materials and think critically about the creative process. 
 
Based in central London, close to the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter and Goldsmiths’ Assay Office, K2 Academy is located within Cockpit Arts, a thriving community of professional craft businesses, which includes renowned contemporary jewellers and goldsmiths. This unique setting offers K2 students the opportunity to gain valuable insight within a professional jewellery environment. Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students, enabling you to spend quality time with your tutors. 
 
Students who are looking for a thorough grounding in jewellery making and design as an alternative to a university degree will find K² the ideal place, as it offers the perfect balance between a craft and design education. 
 
K² offers a comprehensive programme of jewellery courses for beginners, creative short courses, master classes and accredited diploma courses.
 

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2021:
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.
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.
Karolina Brodnicka. Necklace: Rebirth II, 2020. Copper, crushed pearls.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Karolina Brodnicka
Necklace: Rebirth II, 2020
Copper, crushed pearls.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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Necklace by Inca Starzynsky, 2020, silver, elastic bands; Ring by Caroline Palmer, WOW, 2020, silver; Ring by Yvonne Mackenzie, 2020, Silver, pewter. Photo by Emily Morgan..
Necklace by Inca Starzynsky, 2020, silver, elastic bands; Ring by Caroline Palmer, WOW, 2020, silver; Ring by Yvonne Mackenzie, 2020, Silver, pewter. Photo by Emily Morgan.

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Rings by Karolina Brodnicka and Maureen Klingels-Pruss, 2019, silver, teeth, pearls. Photo by Emily Morgan..
Rings by Karolina Brodnicka and Maureen Klingels-Pruss, 2019, silver, teeth, pearls. Photo by Emily Morgan.

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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Necklace: Untitled, 2020. Silver, perspex, jute rope, dry celosia plant.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Necklace: Untitled, 2020
Silver, perspex, jute rope, dry celosia plant.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Silver, silica gel.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Silver, silica gel.
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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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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Elizabeth de Rotschild. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Brass.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Elizabeth de Rotschild
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Brass.
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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.
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Test pieces.

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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Silver.. Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Silver.
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Maureen Klingels-Pruss. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Copper, rope and glass.. Photo by: K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Ltd. Maureen Klingels-Pruss
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Copper, rope and glass.
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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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