BAJ Opens Jewellery Degree Places for September 2024 Through UCAS Clearing

Jewellery Degree at British Academy of Jewellery

UCAS Clearing may be an unexpected and confusing process, but BAJ are here to help answer any questions you may have. Even if you’ve changed your mind about your preferred course, or your results don’t go as you expected, it does not mean that you have run out of options – Clearing can help you […]

Pride Month Student Spotlight: Blue Twyman

LGBTQ+ artist Jewellery design student Blue Twyman at workbench for pride month interview

In today’s Pride Month Q+A, we had the pleasure of speaking with Blue Twyman (they/them), a talented student completing their first year of our BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Production programme. Blue’s story is one of self-discovery and artistic evolution. They candidly share their experiences of feeling out of place in the fashion world, taking […]

BAJ Partners With Renowned Jewellery Consultant Liz Olver
for Enriching Student Project

Jewellery Consultant Liz Olver with BAJ Jewellery design students providing guidance.

We are thrilled to announce our exciting collaboration with professional jewellery consultant Liz Olver. Our HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design and Manufacturing) students have the fantastic and rare opportunity to receive guidance and feedback from Liz on designs, the industry and more. About Liz Olver: Liz Olver is an experienced jewellery industry […]

Meet the Next Generation of Designers at New Designers London

New Designers event at the Business Design Centre in London

Day 1 of New Designers 2024 has kicked off at the Business Design Centre in London and we’re thrilled to share details of this inspiring event. About New Designers The show has been championing the future of design since 1985, celebrating the best emerging talent by bringing together 3,000 design graduates from over 100 university […]

Pride Month Student Spotlight: Zoe Peace (Girl 1000)

We’re excited to share the second instalment of our Pride Month Q+A series- today with BAJ Birmingham learner Zoe Peace (G1000 / Girl 1000 Jewellery). Zoe is an LGBTQ+ ally and designer for the Drag community, read on to find out more about this niche artistry, her journey into metalwork and more. When did you […]

Pride Month Student Spotlight: Phoebe Woodall

We’re so excited to begin our Pride Month Q+A series, where we’re shining the spotlight on LBGTQ+ artists and allies in the BAJ Community. Today we’re joined by BAJ Birmingham Level 3 Jewellery Design and Manufacturing learner Phoebe Woodall. Read below to learn more about her time at BAJ, experience as an LGBTQ+ artist, personal […]

BAJ Launches Pearl Threading and Hanging Short Course This Summer

Pearl jewellery threading and hanging at BAJ

We are excited to be launching our new Pearl Threading and Hanging Short Course this June at BAJ Birmingham. During this one-day course, students will learn about the theory of pearls, gaining insight into the various types, their characteristics, and how to select the perfect pearls for their designs. They will also learn about the […]

BAJ Podcast Recap – Ep 56, Clementine Edwards

Artist Clementine Edwards for the British Academy of Jewellery Podcast

In the 56th episode of the BAJ podcast, our host Sofie Boons is joined by Clementine Edwards, an artist, writer, and jeweller, who works across sculpture, jewellery, film, and more.  BAJ’s Sofie Boons framed this episode around the questions ‘What role do materials and objects play in the organisation of social relationships?’ and ‘What does […]

BAJ Teams Up with JewelleryMaker for World’s Largest Jewellery Making Session

Britissh Academy of Jewellery Camden London Campus, workbenches with tools

Calling all jewellery enthusiasts, novices, and seasoned crafters alike! Brace yourselves for an exhilarating event as the British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) partners with JewelleryMaker to set a dazzling new world record. On Friday 31st May at 10:00, JewelleryMaker invites participants from across the globe to join in the world’s biggest make-a-long via Zoom. Whether […]

BAJ Leicester Unveils New Look

BAJ Leicester campus new look signage, Business courses

For budding entrepreneurs and creatively-minded individuals looking to advance their careers, BAJ Business offers courses in subjects including business, marketing, and digital technologies. By working with real-life industry examples, BAJ’s courses mix practical tuition with a focus on employability. BAJ’s Leicester campus is located in the bustling city centre and welcomes students from across the […]

BAJ Hosts Graff For Collaborative Project Exhibition and Awards Night

Three student award winners of BAJ and luxury Jewellery house Graff collaborative fine jewellery project.

Last week, the BAJ community and representatives from luxury jewellery house Graff came together to celebrate the groundbreaking BAJ X Graff Fine Jewellery Project. The exhibition and awards evening marked an important collaboration between industry and education, highlighting our shared commitment to nurturing aspiring creatives on their jewellery journey. Devised for the BA (Hons) Jewellery […]

BAJ Partners With Master Gem Cutter Martin’s Gems For Exciting Live Project

Student designing for Martin's Gems gemstone project

We’re thrilled to announce the details of an exciting new project with UKFCG-certified Advance Cutter Martin Prinsloo of Martin’s Gems. A testament to his unwavering commitment to nurturing talent, Martin has generously provided our Level 5 Jewellery Design and Manufacturing students with access to his meticulously hand-cut gemstones, including stunning varieties such as Rhodolite Garnet, […]

BAJ Students’ Bespoke Designs Win Lewis Malka Excellence Awards

BAJ students' engagement rings on display

On Wednesday night we hosted renowned London Jeweller, Lewis Malka, at our Camden campus for an exhibition and awards night showcasing our collaborative Engagement Ring Project. The project, set for our HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design and Manufacturing) course, encouraged the students to fine-tune their manufacturing skills while pushing the boundaries of […]

BAJ Prepares To Attend London’s UCAS Discovery Event

Aerial view of London City, UCAS Discovery Event

BAJ is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s UCAS Discovery Event in London on March 18th! The UCAS Discovery event aims to help you decide on your next steps. You can chat with our admissions team about our courses and life at BAJ, speak to employers and apprenticeship providers about […]

Wax Carving: A Valuable Technique To Add To Your Creative Toolkit

Wax carving, a time-honoured practice in jewellery craftsmanship dating back 6,000 years, involves shaping a block of jeweller’s wax through sawing and filing, akin to a sculptor carving stone. Once the wax creation is complete, it is sent to a caster for the lost wax casting process, where it’s enveloped in a hard plaster known […]

A Jewellers Guide to Orthographic Drawing

Studying orthographic drawing for jewellery equips you with the skills to draw professional 2D jewellery designs that allow you to visualise your jewellery pieces. By drawing with precision, you’re able to develop your jewellery piece’s design features accurately to better envision a real-life product. This will then enable you to create prototypes, and more accurately […]

BAJ’s BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Production Students Innovate With ‘Welcome to London’ Project

BAJ’s BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Production ‘Welcome to London’ project goes beyond conventional boundaries, celebrating creativity, collaboration, and sustainable design. As an introductory project, the students were tasked with working in teams to create large wearable sculptural pieces made from sustainable materials. As Hollie Paxton (Year One Lead – BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & […]

BAJ Podcast | Go With The Glow

Our senses are the filters to our universe. Jewellery, unlike other art forms, is often worn on the body, engaging most of our senses. Some jewellery designers explore the edges of our sensory exploration of the world, questioning what it is we can and cannot see, or feel – or enabling a beauty to be […]

BAJ Podcast Recap – Ep 50

Welcome to the 50th episode of the British Academy of Jewellery Podcast. This milestone marks a journey that began during the challenging times of the April 2020 lockdown, with the aim of supporting and engaging with the jewellery industry. It’s both surprising and exciting to have reached this 50th episode, and it’s been a pleasure […]

British Academy of Jewellery Celebrates Outstanding Results in the National Student Survey (NSS)

The British Academy of Jewellery is thrilled to announce its exceptional performance in the recent National Student Survey (NSS) for our Business courses. The results underscore BAJ’s commitment to providing top-notch education and fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The NSS, designed to gauge student feedback on various aspects of their educational journey, has […]

BAJ Awarded Mayor’s Skills Academies Quality Mark

The British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) is proud to announce its prestigious recognition with the Mayor’s Skills Academies (MSA) Quality Mark, a testament to its commitment to providing high-quality skills training in London. This achievement highlights BAJ’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of the creative industry sector crucial to the city’s ongoing recovery. The […]

BAJ Student Lewis Hylton X Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards

Congratulations to our Level 3 student Lewis Hylton who has been shortlisted at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards 2023 in the Engineering & Manufacturing Category! We are incredibly excited to announce Lewis as a finalist for the award that showcases the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from multicultural backgrounds in Britain. Lewis spoke about his experience as an apprentice […]

Meet the Tutor: Hollie Paxton

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking with Hollie Paxton, an experienced jeweller and educator who has joined the British Academy of Jewellery as the BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Production Year 1 Lead. Read below to learn more about the newest addition to the BAJ team.  Hey Hollie, we’re so excited to have […]

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