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Loughborough University. SDCA Jewellery Research Lab

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Published: 22.08.2022
Hazlerigg building on the Loughborough University campus, copyright image Loughborough University..
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Jewellery Research Lab, School of Design and Creative Arts (SCDA), Loughborough University, UK. Jewellery Research Lab (JR Lab), based at Loughborough University is a research laboratory exclusively dedicated to advanced study in art jewellery/contemporary jewellery, cultural heritage, new technologies and wellbeing in jewellery practice-based research. It is led by Dr Roberta Bernabei at the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University.
Throughout its history, Loughborough University has built upon its distinctive characteristics. In 1909 a small Technical Institute in the centre of Loughborough was established, which provided local facilities for further education and offered courses in technical subjects, science and art.
Today it is one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Main Loughborough University campus is located in the centre of England. In 2015 Loughborough opened a second campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
 
Loughborough University is ranked 1st in the UK for Design and Crafts (The Guardian University Guide 2022). The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that 91% of Loughborough University’s research is now ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’. Our research in the School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA) has significant impact and contribution to academia, culture, society, and the economy, including heritage, and wellbeing.
 
In February 2022, Dr Roberta Bernabei with SDCA support established the first dedicated research lab for art jewellery, cultural heritage, wellbeing and new technologies in jewellery. She leads a passionate team of seven doctoral researchers or PhD students, who have exhibited their work at 2022 Florence Jewellery Week (FJW), and undertook research field works during 2022 FJW, and in July at Munich Jewellery Week.

This year we celebrate sixty years of active contribution to the field of jewellery at higher education in UK. A major international event, ‘Jewellery FOR Life. Impacts on culture, crime, and well-being’, that comprises a symposium, an exhibition and participatory projects will take place from the 30th of November 2022 at SDCA, UK.  

Teacher:
Dr Roberta Bernabei,

Lead and Senior Lecturer (the equivalent of Associate Professor) in Contemporary Jewellery, CH and wellbeing jewellery, visiting Reader at Birmingham City University| School of Jewellery, International Ambassador of Craft Culture Research Cluster. Lead and Founding Editor of JJR-Journal of  Jewellery Research, and Vice-President of AGC.
Email: R.Bernabei@lboro.ac.uk

Current PhD Researchers:
>>Yajie Hu

Contemporary Jewellery: non-invasive interventions in improving the well-being and the quality of life
Email: yajie.hu@hotmail.com
Website: www.yajiehu.com
Instagram: yajiehujewellery

>>Yueyang Sun
Filigree Jewellery: Exploring Technological Application for Artistic Aesthetics in Jewellery Design Development
Email: 1043822879@qq.com
Instagram: yueyang_sun

>>Zihan Zhou
Jewellery of Nomadism: Inheritance and Innovation of Traditional Ornaments and Crafts in Inner Mongolia
Email: z.zhou2@lboro.ac.uk
Website: www.zihanzhou.com
Instagram: @z_h_zhou

>>Erinn Michelle Cox
Contemporary Jewellery as a Surrogate for The Other
Email: erinnmcox@gmail.com
Website: www.erinnmcox.com
Instagram: @erinnmichellecox 

>>Renjie Yang
Developing Culture Heritage Sustainability from the Perspective of Participatory Sentimental Souvenir Design
Email: yang.renjie@outlook.com
Website: www.behance.net/yangrenjie

>>Wenyan Luo
Environmentally Friendly Multiple Inlay Technique Applied to Contemporary Jewellery Design
Email: W.luo@lboro.ac.uk

 

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2022:
Festival  30 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022  Everything but Jewellery.
Jewellery Festival, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, UK
Exhibition  28 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022  Research through Jewellery.
Exhibition in Florence Jewellery Week 2022, Italy.
Jewellery Research Lab, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, photo copyright Loughborough University Phil Wilson..
Jewellery Research Lab, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, photo copyright Loughborough University Phil Wilson.

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Jewellery Research Lab, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, photo copyright Loughborough University Phil Wilson.

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Jewellery Research Lab, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, photo copyright Loughborough University Phil Wilson.

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Zihan Zhou. Brooch: My Gold Tag, 2018. Gold-plated copper, diamond, stainless steel.. Various sizes. Zihan Zhou
Brooch: My Gold Tag, 2018
Gold-plated copper, diamond, stainless steel.
Various sizes
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Erinn Michelle Cox. Necklace: I Could Have Loved You, Just How You Always Wanted, 2021. Oxidized cast brass, oxidized brass and copper rings of longing, silver.. 14 x 3 x 35 cm. Photo by: Pilvi Tammoja. From series: Remnants. Erinn Michelle Cox
Necklace: I Could Have Loved You, Just How You Always Wanted, 2021
Oxidized cast brass, oxidized brass and copper rings of longing, silver.
14 x 3 x 35 cm
Photo by: Pilvi Tammoja
From series: Remnants
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Yajie Hu. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.. 8.2 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Yajie Hu. From series: Tangible Colour. Yajie Hu
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.
8.2 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Yajie Hu
From series: Tangible Colour
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Yueyang Sun. Pendant: Untitled, 2021. Silver.. 6.5 x 3.5 x 8 cm. From series: Earth. Yueyang Sun
Pendant: Untitled, 2021
Silver.
6.5 x 3.5 x 8 cm
From series: Earth
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Craft authenticity perception, Renjie Yang, 2021..
Craft authenticity perception, Renjie Yang, 2021.

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