Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates

New Designers Melissa Martinson 2
New Designers Melissa Martinson
New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using local techniques to create something wonderful. All the pieces are checked for quality and the workers paid a fair wage. I love the colours and shapes of these statement necklaces!

New Designers Natalie Adams
This amazing perspex and woven necklace is by Natalie Adams.

New Designers Maisie Welch
Maisie Welch played with resin shapes at Edinburgh College of Art.

ND Emily Gore
Emily Gore made this extravagant affair.

ND Karolina Baines
Karolina Baines used circular shapes to create this unusual neckpiece.

New Designers jade Stimpson
This organic jewellery by Jade Stimpson at Hereford College of the Arts uses unusual materials such as bone.

New Designers Chesca Dowthwaite
Chesca Dowthwaite created bold silver rings with deep bowls.

New Designers Amelia Hales
Lasercut jewellery by Amelia Hales at Nottingham Trent Uni was ‘inspired by china, made in the U.K.’

New Designers Katie whittaker 2
New Designers Katie whittakerNew Designers Katie whittaker
I absolutely loved this multi media jewellery by Katie Whittaker at Bath School of Art and Design.

New Designers Venice AW
Birmingham City Uni always turns out a selection of brilliant fine jewellery designers: and it is clearly a popular destination for Chinese students wishing to make the most of the burgeoning luxury market at home. This stunning gold necklace is by Venice AW.

New Designers Vanessa Zou
Jewellery by Vanessa Zou takes a more abstract turn.

New Designers Jing Jocelyn He
As does this Blooming collection by Jing Jocelyn He.

New Designers Rachel Codd
New Designers Rachel Codd 2
Ceramic jewellery by Rachel Codd at Cardiff Met is a successful marriage of the beautiful and the surreal. And she was also selling small pendant versions on her stand (available on etsy here), a clever business-savvy move.

New Designers Naoise Fitzgerald
These bright brooches are by Naoise Fitzgerald at the Dublin National College of Art and Design.

New Designers Senak
Resin pendants by Senak at UCA Rochester make a fun statement.

New Designers mary temilola
Mary Temilola made architectural enamelled necklace designs.

New Designers Sinead Toner
I loved the work of Glasgow College of Art students. This is sweetness made bold by Sinead Toner.

New Designers Maisie ford
And a brilliant use of variegated materials by Maisie Ford.

New Designers Maliha Khan
These chunky rings are by Maliha Khan.

Checkie Ieong showcased delicate and unusual jewellery.

ND Ieva Mikitaite
Ieva Mikitaite was a precious metal award winner for her delicate expanding jewellery. Very clever!

New designers Rachel Blair
Textural jewellery by Rachel Blair featured strange organic shapes.

New designers Chloe Michell
Enamel silver bowls by Chloe Michell at Plymouth University were part of a very strong collection.

ND Megan Maggie Gray
Over at Duncan of Jordanstone I liked these very wearable but unusual rings and earrings by Megan Gray.

New Designers Dione Bowlt
New Designers Dione Bowlt
Clever gold dipped porcelain earrings by Dione Boult are a great way to hang statement jewels without too much pressure on the ear!

ND Leah Orford
It turns out there were a couple of great designers I missed out on with my first review of the Middlesex University jewellery graduate show. Leah Orford makes jewellery that could double as sculpture.

ND Aelita Pluiskyte
Aelita Pluiskyte created an eye-catching display with her silicone necklaces.

ND Elizabeth Gray jewellery
This Elizabeth Gray necklace was inspired by crystals and microscopic sections.

ND nichakan jewellery
Organic shapes are the inspiration behind Nichakan jewellery.

ND kiki tang
At The Cass I liked floral enamel twig earrings by Kiki Tang.

ND Lynn Tunney
And lastly these playful necklaces are by Lynn Tunney.

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015 Crafts: glassware, metalwork, lighting, ceramics and more

New designers Beatrice wall
New Designers part one featured the work of some excellent craft courses from across the UK. Included in this post are glassware, metalwork, lighting, ceramics and more. At Hereford College of Arts sculptor Beatrice Wall, above, used copper and enamel to create wonderful beetles – an award winner at this year’s show.

New Designers Rhian Wyn Jones
Rhian Wyn Jones made these super tactile oyster shell talismans.

New Designers Becky Dick
These delightful boxing hares are by Becky Dick at Nottingham Trent Uni.

New Designers Bethany Dixon 2
New Designers Bethany Dixon
Bethany Dixon made illustrated ceramics with a sense of humour.

New Designers Emily Baddeley
I loved these fantastical lights by Emily Baddeley, making use of unusual textures and forms.

New Designers Katie Alderson
Katie Alderson made a series of jars inspired by star signs.

New Designers Paige Lawruk
Paige Lawruk made pineapple porcelain sculptures.

New Designers  Imogen Rose Cotterill
More fabulous lighting by Imogen Rose Cotterill was inspired by lobster pots.

New Designers Barry Cunningham
At City Lit I admired decorated wall plagues by Barry Cunningham.

New Designers Amie Sara Bubu
Amie Sara Bubu created intriguing ceramic shapes, scattered like petals.

New Designers Sassirika
Pottery by Sassirika featured seductive curves.

New Designers Ranti Bamgbala
Ranti Bamgbala made beautiful textured statement vessels.

New Designers Alice Blackstock
At Belfast School of Art Alice Blackstock displayed a wall of intriguing machine knit dollies.

New Designers Mauri Ann Beardshaw
Mauri Ann Beardshaw at Birmingham City Uni showed delicate silver and lasercut acrylic pots.

New Designers Gemma Freeman
Gemma Freeman went wild with these silver Tableware Creatures.

New Designers Alexana Blott
At Cardiff Met Alexana Blott put together this bonkers but beautiful cutlery sculpture.

New Designers Jane Plahe
Jane Plahe made Mud and Fire ceramic figures using the local Welsh clays.

ND Hilary Coole Ceramics
Hilary Coole Ceramics showed bold shapes and patterns at Camarthan School of Art.

ND liberty brussaferro
Liberty Brusaferro logged every tiny piece of pottery in this intriguing porcelain installation.

ND Emma Buckley
These beautiful bright dip dye ceramics by Emma Buckley at Bath Spa Uni were shown as part two of the show but I felt they belonged in this post.

ND Jan Kingsman
Jan Kingsman created a series of enigmatic abstract embroideries.

New Designers Alana Madisson
Airplane shaped motifs featured in a swirling glass tableware collection by Alana Madisson.

New Designers Grace Sutherland
This crochet heart is by Grace Sutherland at Grays School of Art.

New Designers Lana Alldritt
A yellow unicorn was part of a display by Lana Alldritt. I’m a sucker for a cute knitted creature.

New Designers CSWA
And finally these ceramic designs are by multi-disciplinary designer Carmel Starr Wilkinson-Ayre – part of a zany and colourful final collection.

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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