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Three of our second year students were announced as winners of the British Medal Art Society’s Student Medal Project 2017. Joarla Caridad Madera was presented with the Grand Second Prize for Excellence for her medal ‘Hotdog’, Le Er Lee was awarded the Vision in Casting Prize for her medal ‘Holding Nothing’ and Ivan Leung Ka Ho was awarded the prize for Best Political Medal for his ‘Umbrella Movement’ medal. The awards were presented at the private view of  the exhibition Celebrating Medals: Art in the Hand, at the Vittoria Street Gallery situated inside the Birmingham School of Jewellery. The students winning work is on display at the exhibition which runs until 17th November. Click here for more information.

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Following on from winning the Cross-border Design Contest in March earlier this year, Anna Tuhus, a recent BA Jewellery Design graduate is presenting her work at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany as part of the LuForm exhibition. She is showcasing her winning work at the exhibition, floor tiles inspired by Limburg, the southernmost province of the Netherlands’ rich mining history. The design is a comment on the idea of bridging borders: the different patterns are inspired by the history of the province of Limburg as a century-old trade center. The cherry-wood symbolizes the areas fruit cultivation, the charcoal inlays represent the coal industry. The production in turn makes use of modern technologies by using laser cutting to create the floral patterns.

Four of this years BA Jewellery Design graduates are showcasing their work at Creative Unions, an exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery, Kings Cross. The exhibition opened during the London Design Festival and will run until the 21st October. The show features work from students who have recently graduated from a range of design courses at Central Saint Martins. Visit the exhibition to see how the next generation of designers are responding to current contexts with urgency and ingenuity.  Identity, collaboration, conflict resolution, community, alternative realities, technological innovation, social issues, the environment, activism, crossings – are just some of the contexts of the work on show in Creative Unions. The participating BA Jewellery Design graduates are Anna Tuhus, Ruby Parker, Frankie Moughton Small and Lucy Ganley.

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Bright Young Gems is a unique scheme that each year provides five young designers with an outstanding commercial platform and excellent trade exposure through the opportunity to showcase their work at International Jewellery London.

The Bright Young Gems are selected from final year students who have graduated from UK colleges and universities in the past two years by a prestigious judging panel. This year 3 of the 5 Bright Young Gems were CSM BA Jewellery Design graduates. Congratulations to Kristina Ferenchuk, Holly O’Hanlon and Leanne Yau, whom are pictured above with Bright Young Gems judge Shaun Leane and CSM BA Jewellery Design course leader Caroline Broadhead.

Photo credit: Edward Hill

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5 May 2016

In 2015 LOEWE collaborated with artist jeweller Ramón Puig Cuyàs.
Celebrating this partnership as part of London Craft Week, the brand, led by Jonathan Anderson, invited Ramón Puig to Central Saint Martins to talk about creating jewellery with non-precious material . Ramón inspired the guests and students with a discussion on his approach to craft.