Matthew Manos details his company verynice and his toolkit Less (Bad) Design, which challenges designers to consider the ethical impact of their designs.
Justin Prim discusses the art and craft of faceting stones and gemcutting history, his digital YouTube platform, and his life in Thailand.
Paul Morris, a BAJ graduate, describes working as a jeweller and stone carver in the gemstone city Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Sarah Rothwell talks about her work at National Museums Scotland as Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design, and what led her there.
Harriet and Rosie talk about their jewellery brand Tatty Devine, founded over 20 years ago when the now-entrepreneurs were fresh out of art school. Today the brand is recognised for both its original designs and strong values.
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.
In this episode, we speak to Tamara Gomez, finalist of BBC show All That Glitters. Tamara details what led her to become a jeweller, her experience on the reality TV show and her career in jewellery.
In this episode, we speak to the executive director of the Responsible Jewellery council Iris van der Veken on the work the RJC undertakes, its support for the industry, and the challenges we face to create a responsible jewellery industry.
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.