Last month I made the terrifying, but exciting move 500 miles away from home, to become a resident for the year at Bishopsland Education Trust in South Oxfordshire.
If you haven't hear of Bishopsland before, it is
"an internationally recognised, post graduate residential course, a bridge between university and professional life as a silversmith or jeweller.
There is equal concentration on silversmithing skills and the professional skills needed to be able to work successfully as a self-employed maker.
This integrated approach makes the course unique"
To undertake a residency here at Bishopsland is to truly immerse yourself in the jewellery making world and industry for the entirety of 10.5 months. So for that amount of time I will be living and working here, learning from the best in the industry and hopefully making some interesting work.
Our first project to work towards is Christmas at Bishopsland, a selling exhibition of new work. For this I have been designing and making a new collection completely in precious metals and look forward to sharing it with you nearer the time.
The exhibition is open for the weekend of 26th and 27th November here at Bishopsland Educational Trust, Dunsden Green, Reading, to which I would like to extend an open invitation for you to come along and see what I've managed to produce whilst being here so far. Please see the invite below: