Rachael Colley awarded the grand prize at the 2019 ITAMI International Exhibition in Japan

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We’re delighted to announce that Rachael Colley, senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork, was recently awarded the grand prize at the 2019 ITAMI International Jewellery Exhibition in Japan for her series Sha-green. The series presents food waste, in the form of discarded citrus fruit peel, as a sustainable, biodegradable, vegan alternative to the traditionally animal-based luxurious decorative surface finish known […]

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Wednesday 03 July 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Kai Ren (Visiting scholar, Jewellery & Metalwork)

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Title: The Development and Challenge of the Traditional XiJin crafts in Contemporary China Speaker: Kai Ren (Visiting scholar at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, Jewellery & Metalwork) Abstract In the past 40 years, China’s economy has developed rapidly, but at the same time, it has imperceptibly formed some bad social characteristics – pursuing efficiency, speed and quantity in everything. And […]

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‘Re:Mains’: Exhibition of Rachael Colley’s food waste jewellery and ambiguous eating artefacts opens at Sheffield Institute of Arts

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Rachael Colley is an interdisciplinary artist and senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University. She gained an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Her current research brings together jewellery – created predominantly using food waste – and ambiguous artefacts for eating. She invites diners […]

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Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Rachael Colley (Senior lecturer, Jewellery & Metalwork)

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Speaker: Rachael Colley (Jewellery & Metalwork) Title: Meat the maker – exploring food through jewellery and objects Rachael is an interdisciplinary artist and lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University. Her M(eat) et al art jewellery collection is designed to sit alongside a complimentary set of Ambiguous Implements for eating, grooming and cleaning, that […]

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Association for Contemporary Jewellery’s 20:20 Visions Conference in Sheffield 07 – 09 July 2017

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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) is bringing an agenda of promoting the artform, supporting the makers and developing the audience in the UK and abroad this week, as part of a 3-day conference between Friday 07 July and Sunday 09 July 2017. Association for Contemporary Jewellery’s 20:20 Visions Conference Cantor Building Sheffield Hallam University S1 2NT Friday 07 July […]

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06 May 2017 – A Silversmith Made That? Chris Knight (Jewellery and Metalwork, SHU) explores silversmithing design collaborations at the RCA

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Silver Speaks at the Royal College of Art is a half-day public symposium celebrating silversmiths and their contribution to contemporary life at the Royal College of Art in Battersea. A programme of events is scheduled for Saturday 06 May 2017 featuring leading cultural commentators, designers and silversmiths including Chris Knight (Jewellery and Metalwork, SHU) who will be in a panel […]

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Maria Hanson (Jewellery & Metalwork, SHU) speaks at Cambridge University and asks “What’s In My Stuff?”

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Maria Hanson, (Jewellery and Metalwork, SHU) speaks at CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University) on Monday 27 February 2017 exploring the unprecedented amount of “stuff” we own. What’s in my Stuff? seeks to engage with the public and explore the relationship between people and their gadgets. In doing so it hopes to raise […]

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Maria Hanson in live jewellery performance ‘JUNK: Rubbish to Gold’

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Maria Hanson, Reader in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, is one of 50 jewellers taking part in JUNK: Rubbish to Gold, a playful exploration of community economies (exchange, giving, bartering, gathering, earning, harvesting); putting on display the process of creating the ‘work of art’. The performance is being live-streamed on screens in the mac Birmingham and the Museum […]

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Wednesday 10 December 2014 – Lunchtime seminar with Maria Hanson and Melanie Levick-Parkin

Title: Create & Connect: Connecting female artisan craft producers in Zanzibar with tourist markets Speaker: Maria Hanson and Melanie Levick-Parkin Maria Hanson supervises undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD students and is a researcher, designer and craft maker. Research interests and activities include the exploration of rituals and craft objects and the reading of craft objects in the context of contemporary visual […]

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Professor Christoph Zellweger invited to lecture at Šperk Stret conference

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Professor Christoph Zellweger has been invited to give a lecture at this year’s Šperk Stret 2014 conference, taking place from 08 – 10 October. He will be presenting ‘What’s up with jewellery / news from the edge’. The 6th International Conference of Contemporary Jewellery in Bratislava Šperk Stret 2014 follows running tradition, evolves consciousness in this art discipline and creates […]

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