With the second series of the BBC’s popular jewellery competition ‘All That Glitters’ only recently crowning its second winner, Sofie catches up with our very own BAJ graduate Tianne Louise-Simmons. They discuss what it was like to take part in the show, and what Tianne has in store for the future, reflecting on the importance of her educational journey for her confidence and what it was like to get started in the industry.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Tianne is a jewellery industry professional who graduated from the British Academy of Jewellery in 2020. Trained as a goldsmith she has gained experience in education and industry, and her work is known for its technical excellence, exampled by having won the award for surface finishing by 77 diamonds at BAJ’s Final Show 2021.
In 2022 she was selected to participate in the renowned BBC jewellery competition ‘All that glitters’ season 2, where she demonstrated her passion for geometric lines. Following the show, she is focussing on the creation of bespoke custom commissions in her studio where all jewellery is handmade to order. To gain further experience, Tianne also continues to work as a jobbing goldsmith completing fine jewellery repairs.
As her style is developing, her jewellery is often made using traditional techniques but with a modern mechanical and engineering inspired background and theme.