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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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HClub_100Awards_031017_99On Tuesday night the Hospital Club hosted the 100 Awards, their annual awards for the creative industries. We are very pleased to announce that 2015 BA Jewellery Design graduate Esna Su won the award in the Art, Design and Craft category. Her winning collection titled “The Refugees and the Burden” explores the displacement of Syrian refugees following the war, and the concept of memory and belonging in a fractured world. Using traditional Syrian techniques, the collection reflects the need for protection and isolation of refugees in their new homes and the belongings left behind. The resulting pieces are a fitting tribute to the forgotten people at the centre of the crisis. Congratulations Esna!

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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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We are very pleased to see BA Jewellery Design tutor Lin Cheung as well as recent graduate Lucy Ganley feature in the latest issue Crafts Magazine! Pick up your copy to read about Lin Cheung’s inspiring practice, as the magazine shines a spotlight on the 12 finalists of the 2017 Woman’s Hour Craft Prize and to read about Lucy Ganley’s prison inspired graduate collection.

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When second year student Louis Tamlyn was in his first year of the BA Jewellery Design course, all the students in his year, along with students from other colleges were given the opportunity to create a design the 2017 Britannia Coin. Louis impressed the judges with his contemporary design which incorporates the silhouette of Britain in place of Britannia’s robe. The celebratory coin featuring Louis’s design has now been launched by the Royal Mint, you can read more about the ideas behind Louis’s striking design here.