RMIT UNIVERSITY
Australia

The Gold & Silversmithing studio is based in the School of Art at Melbourne's RMIT University, where art students are immersed in fine art studios and work to understand and interpret the world around them through art. Students in Gold & Silversmithing can study BA Fine Art, BA Fine Art (Hons), MFA (Research), MFA (Coursework) and PhD (Research). Practice-led research is an established area across the Art and Design fields at RMIT University. Our research degrees offer an environment where the investigation of ideas and material practice pertinent to artistic research sit alongside and inform the production of art. Central to this is a balance between studio practice and the conceptual and theoretical concerns that underpin the making of art. This dynamic environment supports students as they draw on transdisciplinary practices to consider the artistic, cultural and social position of their research.

www.rmit.edu.au/art

  • Cara Johnson
  • Katherine Hubble
  • Lindy McSwan
  • MICHAELA PEGUM
  • michelle stewart
  • Yu Fang Chi

HAWK – UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS, FACULTY OF DESIGN, METALDESIGN
Germany

Hands-on practical experience has a high priority in the study of Metal Design. This includes testing projects and functioning objects to see whether the series is ready to go into production. There are working areas devoted to making jewellery, objects, implements and vessels as well as architecture-related works in metal. The professional field of metal designers is as complex as the material itself and students at HAWK's Faculty of Design move around somewhere between applied, free art and design services.

www.hawk-hhg.de/en/design

  • Alvaro Luca Ellwart
  • anne sophie zwischen
  • Cathleen Kämpfe
  • HAWK - Dagmar Christina Gerke
  • Eszter Sara Kocsor
  • Jil Köhn
  • Julia Krämer
  • Julian Steimer
  • Katja Turpeinen
  • HAWK - Laurin Kilbert

EVENING COLLEGE JEWELRY DESIGN AT SECONDARY SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS AND FASHION DESIGN HERBSTSTRASSE
Austria

The six-term evening college course for jewellery design at Schulzentrum Herbststraße in Vienna is the only vocational training of this kind available in Austria. Linking art, crafts and design, it provides the basis for a flexible vocational orientation in the field of jewellery design. Apart from providing the classical techniques of creating jewellery and working in metal, the college emphasises the professional training of artistic and creative skills. Our team of educators consists of internationally renowned jewellery artists such as Susanne Hammer, Margit Hart and Sonja Bischur, as well as professional teachers of theoretical subjects.

www.herbststrasse.at

  • Anna Riess
  • Christina Reinisch
  • Dorota Paruznik
  • Ida Fischer
  • Magdalena Tritscher
  • Miriam Böhmerle
  • Nadine Pramhas
  • Reinhilde Lahner
  • Theresa Macourek
  • Ulrike Burgholzer

ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS
China

The Academy of International Visual Arts (AIVA), founded in 2005, is an independent art and design college located in central Shanghai, China, which has expanded into a creative and cultural hub over the past decade. It is an honour for us to present six wonderful AIVA graduates. Their works challenge the identity, value, emotion and movement of jewellery and push material boundaries. Longan shells, manga books, silicone, mother of pearl: there are no limits in their creative processes.

www.aiva.com.cn

  • Liushu Jia
  • Xiaochen Liu
  • Yayun Zhang
  • Yilin Dong
  • Yuke Wang
  • Ziyi Yang

GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMY
Netherlands

The Rietveld Academy Jewellery Department's programme looks at the potential and scope of jewellery as a medium, with the goal of innovation and further development. It includes various means of approaching the profession along with diverse working methods. Emphasis is placed on the student's individual research, which is geared towards developing a personal approach to his or her subject matter. Students learn to give their themes shape and form and this requires experimentation and an open and methodical way of working.

www.jewellerydepartment.nl

  • Lindsey Fontijn - Rietveld
  • Sara Leme - Rietveld