This week I have enjoyed marking the work of my diploma students on the Diploma in Creative Jewellery at the London Jewellery School. The diploma is normally a year long course, one day a week, where students learn a variety of jewellery making techniques including silversmithing, silver clay, perspex, polymer clay, fused glass, enamelling, wax carving, wire wrapping - all kinds of techniques.
Every summer the jewellery school runs a seven week intensive diploma course where the students attend five days a week for six weeks and then complete a workbench week to finish off work and to complete pieces for a final exhibition. The intensive course covers all the same topics as the year long course, just a bit quicker! Students attend the intensive course for a number of reasons for example, one of the students is from Germany and has been staying in London for the duration of the course.
I am the mentor and tutor for the intensive diploma group this year (as I was last year) and it is amazing to see the progress that the students make in such a concentrated time and I would like to congratulate them on their work.
Here are some examples of the work of previous diploma students. I am looking forward to sharing with you some images of their final exhibition which happens next month.