BAJ Podcast | Jewellery Prime Time

In this episode, BAJ’s Sofie Boons speaks with one of the voices behind the new BAJ BA Course, Hollie Paxton. We discuss her jewellery career to date, covering the work she does for TV big hits such as Netflix, the BBC and Apple TV, her personal collections, bespoke commissions and her vision for the course. […]

BAJ Podcast | Artificial Intelligems

In this episode, BAJ’s Sofie Boons speaks with the co-founders of the ‘Artificial Intelligems’ collective, Anneleen Swillen and Greg Scheirlinckx to discuss their work and research, the benefits and dangers of AI and the tools currently available and how AI can be used in relation to jewellery. Listen in to find out more about machine […]

Erasmus – The Future is Our Jewel: Water and Past

The project “THE FUTURE IS OUR JEWEL” brings together 6 partner schools around a common formation in the creation of jewellery, but whose cultural, heritage and professional histories are multiple. For the first year of this Erasmus programme, the main theme in question was water, with a focus on heritage and past traditions and techniques. […]

BAJ Podcast | Curating Jewellery with Sarah Rothwell

In this episode, we speak to Sarah Rothwell, the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design at National Museums Scotland, about curating jewellery, her work and what led her there. She holds responsibility for the collections of British, European and other ‘Western’ glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and industrial design circa 1945-present.

BAJ Podcast | Fun and originality with Tatty Devine

In this episode, we speak to Harriet and Rosie about their jewellery brand Tatty Devine, which they founded after leaving art school over 20 years ago. Today the brand is recognised for both its original designs and strong values.

BAJ Podcast | Tracing contemporary jewellery

In this episode, we speak to Saskia Kolff– van Es, a Dutch art historian who writes about contemporary jewellery, on her interest in the meaning people attach to jewellery and the histories behind jewellery materials.

BAJ students create wintry jewels to raise funds for Create

A display of Christmas decorations made by BAJ staff and students hanging on red ribbon

British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that its students raised a total of £400 to donate to UK charity Create at recent festive sale events in London and Birmingham. The charity fundraiser followed on from last year’s successful sale and gave the BAJ community a chance to come together before the winter holidays. […]

BAJ Podcast | Jewellery History

In this episode, we speak to distinguished jewellery historian Dr Jack Ogden about the historical significance of jewellery.

BAJ Podcast | Future Forward Thinking

In this episode, we speak to Paola De Luca, founder of The Futurist Ltd, a creative intelligence agency specialising in strategic and editorial projects in the luxury and jewellery sectors. Paola reflects on her career, the year 2020, trend forecasting and what is in store for 2021.

BAJ Podcast | Jewellery Research

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast, BAJ talks to Dr Roberta Bernabei, the editor of the Journal of Jewellery Research, on the importance of research in the field.

BAJ Podcast | Mokume gane and craftsmanship

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast, BAJ talks to jewellery designer, researcher and educator Jim Binnion on his expertise of Japanese metalworking technique mokume gane, craftsmanship and sharing knowledge.

BAJ Podcast | Promote, Display, Network

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast, BAJ meets the founders of The Jewellery Cut, Rachael Taylor and Andrew Martyniuk, to discuss the challenges faced by the industry and top tips for young designers promoting and displaying their work.

Lockdown Series | Digital Jewellery

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ talks to the authors of the research paper ‘Digitally Produced Jewellery: Tactile Qualities of the Digital Touch‘ on what the future is for jewellers in an increasingly digital world.

Lockdown Series | The next step for retail

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ talks to Gary Williams, the Hatton Garden BID Chairman and director of Presman Mastermelt on the challenges faced by retailers today and the future of jewellery retail.

Lockdown Series | A Jewellery Outlook

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ talks to the editor and co-founder of Jewellery Outlook, David Brough, to discuss the knowledge shared during lockdown, the global effort to evaluate industry change and what we can expect from the future.

Lockdown Series | Plan, organise and stay positive

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ meets coach Sally Leonard for a discussion about the do’s and don’ts of starting a business, mentoring and keeping motivated and positive.

Lockdown Series | Facing Change in Uncertain Times

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ talks to Harriet Kelsall, Founder and Chair of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, about how established businesses can adapt to the challenge we currently face, whilst continuing to meet customer demands.

Lockdown Series | The era of online sales?

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ discusses the challenges, opportunities and pitfalls of online sales and starting to sell your work online with Imogen Belfield, who runs a successful jewellery business. Sofie Boons hosts.

Lockdown Series | Virtual Presenting

In this episode of the BAJ Podcast: Lockdown Series, BAJ discusses creative ways to keep exhibiting and promoting jewellery in times of lockdown, in conversation with Anneleen Swillen, author of the PhD entitled.

BAJ launches Traineeship for budding jewellers

Manufacturing at bench

he British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce the launch of a new jewellery-making and industry focused traineeship. BAJ Traineeships will give 16 to 18 year-olds a range of practical, transferable skills to kick start their jewellery career while they complete a work placement in the industry. The first batch of BAJ trainees will […]

Luminosity: Celebrating creative talent at BAJ

Luminosity exhibition banner image with alight sparkler

The British Academy of Jewellery is pleased to announce the launch of Luminosity, an exhibition displaying a broad spectrum of exciting creative talent from the BAJ team. In these uncertain times, the act of artistic creation has served not only as a welcome distraction, but also as a way of connecting with others by sharing […]

BAJ graduate to take part in All That Glitters Season 2

British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that graduate Tianne-Louise Simmons has been selected to take part in Season 2 of jewellery making TV contest All That Glitters. Chosen for her jewellery making skills and innovative designs, Tianne will compete with 7 other contestants to win this fast-paced jewellery manufacturing competition. Tianne Tianne graduated […]

BAJ Student Voices- Jewellery Fundamentals

Silver domed pendants display

Our Jewellery Fundamentals Level 3 diploma is the most comprehensive technical and practical introductory jewellery making course in the UK. The course runs at our London and Birmingham campuses, located in the hearts of these vibrant cities. As our we launch extra course dates for this October due to high demand, we chatted to some […]

BAJ announces award winners at Birmingham Final Show 2022

BAJ Birmingham event

The British Academy of Jewellery is excited to announce the names of the students who won awards at its Birmingham campus’ Final Show 2022 opening night. Hosted at the Birmingham Assay Office, where BAJ’s Birmingham campus is also located, the Final Show launched with an array of jewellery produced by some of BAJ’s most talented […]

BAJ announces award winners at Final Show 2022 in London 

The British Academy of Jewellery is thrilled to announce the names of the students who won awards at the opening night of its Final Show 2022 in London. Hosted at cultural hub and exhibition space The Koppel Project on New Bond Street, this year’s Final Show featured jewellery produced by some of the most talented […]

British Academy of Jewellery and Theo Fennell reveal winners of collaborative Live Project

Theo Fennell (Jeweller) with students and staff of BAJ

The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce the winners of its Circle of Life Live Project with Theo Fennell. This year, a group of the academy’s Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students worked on harnessing the power of storytelling through jewellery, guided by iconic London-based jeweller Theo Fennell. The competition’s winners were revealed at […]

BAJ Final Show 2022 to showcase innovative student work

The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that it will open its Final Show 2022 jewellery exhibition to the public in Central London this July. The showcase will feature a wide selection of student-made jewellery from this academic year, including jewellery made in collaboration with members of the industry and students’ end of […]

BAJ launches Jewellery Business online course series

This spring/ summer, BAJ has launched a new online Jewellery Business Course Series designed to give jewellers and entrepreneurs tools and practical skills to excel in business. BAJ’s new series of five online short courses is focused on key business skills with real world examples to guide learners through everything from designing commercially successful jewellery […]

BAJ launches BA open days and workshop sessions in London

Shot of two young students using a laptop together in a college library

The British Academy of Jewellery has launched a series of info and workshop sessions for its upcoming BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design and Production. The events will give prospective students a taste of BAJ’s future-oriented degree programme which combines technical jewellery-making skills with in-depth creative development in design, theory and innovation.  The introduction sessions will […]

The British Academy of Jewellery calls emerging creatives to discover its BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & Production

The British Academy of Jewellery is accepting applications for its BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & Production degree, starting in September 2022. Structured around a fast-paced, hands-on programme, our three-year degree course, validated by the University of Kingston School of Art, will provide students with rigorous training in practical jewellery making skills and professional practice, giving them a […]

BAJ students raise over £500 for Crisis UK with festive decorations

We are delighted to announce that our students raised a total of £510 for national homeless charity Crisis.  BAJ students designed and made unique winter decorations from a range of materials in support of the charity, showcasing their range of designing and making skills learnt whilst at the Academy. The decorations were sold at events […]

BAJ jewellery making experience returns: make a pendant for free at our London campus

We are delighted to bring back our popular BAJ taster session for prospective students at our London campus. Our upcoming Jewellery-Making Workshop Experience: Make A Textured Pendant is an exciting, hands-on taster session giving attendees the chance to try their hand at jewellery making and see what it would be like to study a jewellery diploma […]

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