I am a self-employed jeweller and silversmith and have been teaching since 2002, both of which I find motivating and rewarding. I exhibit in group and solo shows, selling my work through galleries in this country and abroad, and working to commission. I especially enjoy the designer-maker side of my practice as it enables me to explore new techniques and ideas whilst working closely with the client. The repair, reconstruction and recycling of jewellery is also a recent and expanding aspect of my business.



CURRENT COMMITMENTS

2013

Preparing pieces for exhibition, London Jewellery Week 

Book signings for in June and July for: 

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers by Melissa Hunt

Commissioned by RotoVision Publications and published by Search Press, this book outlines a variety of stone setting techniques for working jewellers and aspiring professionals. I enjoyed this challenge of putting practical techniques into words and diagrams, my teaching experience being a valuable resource.

TUTORING AND MENTORING PORTFOLIO

2010 to date: London Jewellery SchoolPart time visiting Tutor, Jewellery

2010: Consultant, ChangeActShareFunded by Camden Council, this scheme matches beneficiaries with established makers for business and design guidance

2009: Holts Academy of JewelleryCourse designer and writer, NVQ Jewellery Manufacture

2008: Sutton College of Learning for AdultsPart time visiting Tutor, Jewellery

St. Mungo's Jewellery Project for homeless women with drug and mental health problems

2007 to date: City of London Community Education CentreFounder and Tutor, Introduction to Jewellery Making: a non-accredited, mixed ability course.  Funded by City of London in partnership with Hackney Community College, achievements include co-ordinating student/tutor group selling exhibitions in London venues such as the Barbican Library and Exhibit Gallery, Goswell Road

Team Leader, Family Apprentice Week. Inspired by the television programme The Apprentice, this annual event brings together local families who produce a variety of craft pieces and then cost, package, market and sell them for charity

2004-2007: Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design, London Metropolitan University - Part time visiting Tutor, B.A.(Hons) Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts

Pay and Go Initiative: Set up for students and designer makers to use the workshop and extend their professional development, with tutor guidance

Jewellery making Easter/Summer Schools

C.I.D.A. Jewellery Short Course

2003 to date: The City Literary Institute - Part time visiting tutor, Jewellery

Courses designed and delivered include: Experimental Jewellery, Make a Silver Ring, Enamelling, Stone Setting, Porcelain Jewellery, Polishing and Finishing, Soldering masterclass

Course Co-Ordinator, City and Guilds 7111 Creative Techniques Certificate - Achievements included co-ordinating tutors, liaising with awarding bodies, writing, developing, delivering and assessing required units as well as maintaining the level of student work according to internal and external standardisation

2002-2004: Kensington and Chelsea CollegeEnamelling short course

L.O.C.N. Jewellery course

1997-2007: Voluntary one-to-one tutoring of student with dystonic ataxia: this learner was originally on a short placement from Kensington Recruitment Centre, and we continued to explore ideas and jewellery making techniques at my studio


EDUCATION

2002: City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teacher's Certificate - South Thames College

1990-1994: BA Hons class II(i) Jewellery, Silvermithing and Allied Crafts - London Metropolitan University

1988-1990: Higher National Diploma, Jewellery and Architectural Metalwork - Plymouth College of Art and Design



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (edited list)

2012: Wax Carving; Pearl Stringing; Gemstones Masterclass - London Jewellery School

2011: Inclusion, Equality and Diversity; Drawing:1 - The City Literary Institute

2009: Presentation Drawing for Jewellers - The City Literary Institute

2008: Introduction to Photoshop; Introduction to Printmaking - The City Literary Institute

2007: Differentiated Learning: Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement - The City Literary Institute

2005: Introduction to Laser Welding - London Metropolitan University

2003: Creative Setting - Holts Academy of Jewellery


Studio assistance and placements include those with furniture making partners Pat Booth and Nina Muller, and jewellers Mah Rana, Alex Monroe, Sian Evans and Wright and Teague



GALLERY SHOWS (edited list)

2012

'Falls The Shadow', a collaboration with mosiac artist Catherine Parkinson

Gallery Space, Great Western Studios, London 

2011

'Make', a showcase of selected makers, Devon Guild of Craftsmen 

'Silver Textiles', a joint exhibition with textile designer Ekta Kaul investigating the cross-overs between fabric and metal, Craft Central, London

Visual Arts Tutor Showcase, The City Literary Institute, London

'Flock', a showcase of selected makers, Royal British Society of Artists, Birmingham

2010

Solo exhibition of photo-etched pieces, Library, Barbican Centre, London

Origin, Spitalfields Market, London

2008

Coutts London Jewellery Week, an exhibition of pieces by designer makers in partnership with the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, A&D Gallery, London

2007

Showcase of selected makers, Artsway Gallery, Hampshire

2004

Showcase of selected makers, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2003

Solo exhibition exploring found materials and cold connections, The Architecture Centre, Bristol

2002

'Water', a showcase of selected makers, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

'Summer Showcase', an exhibition of selected jewellery, Kina Designer Gallery, New Zealand

2001

'A Glass Act', an exhibition of selected glass ware, Mosaic Gallery, Buxton

'100% Manmade', a showcase of selected makers, Mid-Pennine Arts, Lancashire

'Finders, Keepers', a showcase of selected makers, The Pearoom, Lancashire

'Wearing Glass', a touring exhibition of selected glass pieces made by international jewellers, The Glass Art Gallery, London

1999

'The Seen and the Unseen', a showcase of selected makers, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

1998

'Christmas Showcase', an exhibition of selected jewellery, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

1994

'Class of '94', London Metropolitan University graduation show, Business Design Centre, London


COMMISSIONS (edited list)

2008: A-Z cufflinks, 10 Downing Street

2007: A-Z cufflinks, Vice President EMI Music Group

2004: Silverware, The British Potato Council - Limited edition commemorative 15th anniversary cufflinks, Via International marketing company

2000: Engagement and wedding rings, Darren Almond, artist

1998: Wedding rings, Estelle Thompson, artist

1996: 18ct yellow gold brooch, The Royal Geographical Society


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Broadfields House Glass Museum, a selection of sea-worn glass jewellery


STOCKISTS

Magma, London


PUBLICATIONS (edited list)

2011

Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers by Liz Bone, published by RotoVision - 'Silver Etching', commissioned chapter

Financial Times online, 'How to spend it' feature

2008

Bangles and Bracelets by Amanda Doughty, published by A & C Black Ltd - 'Tap and Die Bangle with Drilled Stone', commissioned chapter

2007

'Rise' Magazine feature

'Time Out' Magazine feature

'Stern' Magazine feature

2005

'The Hill' Magazine feature

2003

'Arena' Magazine feature

'The London Magazine' feature

2001

'Crafts' Magazine feature

1996 - 2002

Design Gap Directory

1996

'Time Out Shopping Guide' feature


MEMBERSHIPS

2011: Craft Central Designer Network

2008 to date: Associate, Institute for Learning (AIfL)

2008: Association for Contemporary Jewellery

2005 to date: National Register of Makers, Crafts Council

2005: British Jewellers Association