By combining a design-led ethos with the creative power of cutting edge technology to explore individual themes, each student will be displaying their unique take on fine designer jewellery. At the forefront of ‘tech savvy’ jewellery in Scotland, these talented new jewellers will be pushing the boundaries of design through their use of technology for years to come and there is no doubt that this show will be the starting point of many an interesting and varied career.
David Webster, Curriculum Manager for Creative and Digital Industries in Jewellery and Fashion at Glasgow Kelvin College, said…
“the students have produced an outstanding body of work which exemplifies their knowledge and understanding of 3D modelling and manufacturing techniques. In conjunction with their individual traditional jewellery bench skills, this year’s degree students and emerging new talent, showcase what can be achieved by embracing new technology in contemporary jewellery design”
The names of the eight Glasgow Kelvin College B.Des. Jewellery Design and Technology degree students are: Anne Walker, Barbara Harris, Inness Thomson, Katie Marriott, Paulina Sajdak, Rachel O’Neill, Sarah Russell and Stephanie MearnsAbout B.Des.
Jewellery Design and Technology Honours Degree Course
hosted by and with validation from the University of Dundee, students learn how to use specialist industry standard CAD software [Matrix and Rhino] to produce unique individual jewellery designs before proceeding to manufacture these designs using 3D printing technology and investment casting procedures. A written dissertation is completed, related to the use of 3D Technology within the industry. A particular focus of the course is the design and production of “Fine Jewellery” and as such the course concentrates on support disciplines such as gemmology and advanced stone setting techniques.
About Glasgow Kelvin College
The College offers a range of courses carrying qualifications from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which are well recognised by employers and other learning organisations. They offer qualifications from National 2 through to degree level in a range of subjects, from business to construction to creative subjects such as jewellery and fashion.