BAJ graduate Clio Saskia currently runs her own jewellery brand, creating fascinating pieces inspired by exotic animals. At this year’s Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) Awards, she won the Gem-A Award for her striking “Snake Knuckleduster” ring. We speak to her about her career so far, her inspiration and her plans for the future.
Today, Monday 19th July 2021, lockdown restrictions across the UK are changing. At the British Academy of Jewellery, safeguarding our students is our top priority. To keep our students safe and ensure they can feel confident coming into the Academy, we will continue with our Covid-19 safeguarding measures for the rest of the summer term.
At BAJ, we believe in fostering a creative fellowship which enables our community to grow and uplift each other. We talk with BAJ tutor and accomplished jeweller Bekkie Ora about the importance of community in the jewellery industry.
Produced in a way that minimises its social and environmental impact, sustainable or ethical jewellery is a fast-growing trend. We take a look at how jewellers and shoppers can embrace sustainability.
How do BAJ’s Live Projects prepare students for a career in jewellery design? A conversation with Head of Academy Kate Rieppel
From organising live projects with established brands, to helping students find jewellery placements through our extensive industry network, BAJ does everything it can to prepare its graduates for life after the academy. We sat down with Head of Academy Kate Rieppel to discuss BAJ’s latest live projects and find out more about the academy’s other career-focused initiatives.
When considering a jewellery school, you’d usually take advantage of an open day to visit in person. While these events may be postponed for now, you can still get to know the schools you’re interested in: virtual open days are a great alternative to a physical visit, allowing you to discover all sorts of information
What does it take to become a jeweller? If you have just discovered a passion for jewellery, you may be starting to look for information to help you on your journey to becoming a professional jeweller. Here we’ll go over some of the main questions you may have and help you find your vocation in the jewellery industry!
BAJ’s Jewellery Fundamentals course begins this spring. But what can students expect from this hands-on programme with lockdown restrictions? Not to worry – we’ve made all the arrangements so that aspiring jewellers joining us this spring can still expect the same world-class BAJ education.