Tutors

FIONA McALEAR

Having trained as a jeweller & silversmith for over seven years, Fiona has developed her own signature, illustrative style, working exclusively with precious metals. A love of origami and paper-cut puppetry have informed her graphic sketch style & influenced the way she approaches working with silver and gold. A desire to create pieces that will last forever continues to push Fiona's creativity & love of working with precious metals.

LAURA NGYOU

After completing a degree in Applied Arts at Middlesex university, Laura trained as a jeweller & silversmith at Bishopsland, where she began cultivating her unique and organic style, combining silver, unusual gemstones and intricate elements fashioned from gold.

Laura recently completed a year long artist residency teaching jewellery & Silversmithing at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell. She continues to create bespoke commissions and limited edition collections from the studio in Hackney Wick while also producing work for the art jeweller Romilly Saumarez­-Smith.

SOPHIE STAMP

Sophie creates tactile and kinetic jewellery objects in precious metal, inspired by industrial, horological & vintage paraphernalia. She uses various techniques including gold inlay, Keum Boo and enamelling to add subtle texture and lustre to her pieces.

Working from her East London studio, Sophie makes one-off pieces, small collections and works to commission, alongside assisting Jane Adam and Daphne Krinos. She was a participant of the Crafts Council's 'Hothouse 3' mentoring scheme for emerging makers and is also a QEST scholar.

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