Simon New Stair Portrait Jan 2014 crop copyAn inspirational roster of speakers & events:


Image: Key note speaker Simon Fraser


Boris Bally (USA), who gave real handguns to jewellers and metalsmiths to transform into meaningful and beautiful works. The resulting exhibition IMAGINE PEACE NOW, is currently touring the USA. The V&A has his work in the collection.

Elizabeth Shaw (Australia), jeweller using found & recycled materials, and Head of Jewellery & Small Objects at Queensland College of Art Griffith University, Brisbane.

Simon Fraser, MA Course Leader, Central St Martin’s, London, product designer, and collaborator on international design & production workshops in far-flung places.

Christoph Zellweger (Switzerland), visiting professor at SHU, pushes the boundaries of body adornment with hybrid objects, installations & performances.

Johanna Zellmer (Germany / New Zealand) works with coins to explore national identities & representation with the context of jewellery. She is Senior Lecturer in Jewellery at Dunedin School of Art, NZ.

Melissa Cameron (Australia / USA) makes narrative jewellery exploring interconnection and “the Body Politic”