BAJ students showcase their creativity in Erasmus exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the work of 11 members of our talented BAJ community features in a digital jewellery exhibition shining a spotlight on some of the most promising jewellery students from around Europe.

Ring by BAJ Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma student Chloe Rae Leslie

Presented as part of Erasmus project “The Future Is Our Jewel”, the online exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of students from participating schools across the continent.

In the academic year 2019/20, the project challenged students to design and produce jewellery pieces that dialogue with the themes of sustainability and the future.

The selected designs include rings, necklaces, earrings and a bracelet, and display a diversity of inspirations, incorporating both elements from the natural world and abstract forms. The pieces have been brought to life using a wide range of different – and sometimes surprising – materials, from silver and gemstones to twine and even concrete.

“The Future Is Our Jewel” (El Futuro es nuestra Joya) represents the second year of a wider three-year project seeking to foster the values of equality, tolerance and unity in the European jewellery community, while also promoting sustainable practices.

The project also involves an exchange programme giving students the opportunity to undertake study trips at other participating European jewellery schools. During these trips, students take part in workshops and masterclasses, and experiment with new techniques and materials, a process which permits them to expand their creative horizons.

Earrings by BAJ Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma student Petra Otenšlégrová

The exhibition displaying the jewellery pieces made as part of this year’s “The Future Is Our Jewel” project launched online on 30 November and will run until 31 January, 2021. BAJ staff and students are also be able to view the pieces in a physical exhibition held at our London campus this December.

Click here to see our students’ jewellery along with pieces by fellow Erasmus Plus students at Escuela Arte 3 in Madrid, Spain; Escola Artistica de Soares dos Reis in Porto, Portugal; For.Al in Valenza, Italy; Kekpa Diek in Volos, Greece; and Mokume in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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