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Education
Oct 2006 - August 2007

Bishopsland Educational Trust. Postgraduate further training.
Self employed Jeweller Silversmith designer maker. www.bishopsland.org.uk

Sept 2003 - June 2006

BA (Hons) Degree, Jewellery design and Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, BIAD, UCE. Birmingham, UK. (2:1) www.schoolofjewellery.co.uk

Sept 2002 - June 2003 Foundation year in Art & Design, at Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury. Awarded Merit. Including NCFE Advanced Certificate in Practical Crafts.
Bursaries & Awards
  • Arts Council ‘Grants for the arts bursary’ towards business and product development. October 2009
  • Creative Leicestershire ‘Development Bursary’ for an ecommerce website. July 2009
  • Bishopsland Precious Metals Bursary. Sept 2006
  • British Jewellers Association (BJA) certificate of merit awarded in BA Honours in Jewellery & Silversmithing. 1st year student, School of Jewellery. June 2004
Creative Leicestershire The Arts Council

 

 

 

Stockists

Opening in March 2014 Ada Ruth's very own boutique style gallery selling 'Contemporary Jewellery & Adornments' showcasing over 50 top & emerging designer makers from throughout the UK, promoting the best of British Craftsmanship.

Ada
4 The Courtyard
Bennett's Place
30-31 High Street
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7NL

T: +44 (0)1858 4618966

info@adagallery.co.uk

www.adagallery.co.uk

Facebook:  AdaAdornments  Instagram: ada_gallery  Twitter: adagallery

Opening Times:

Monday Closed
Tuesday (By Appointment Only)
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Other Stockists:

Online Stockists
  • My personal ecommerce 'shop' on this website, just click on this link
Previous Shows
  • 'Rings' The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds. Jan-June 2016
  • 'Treasure' with the ACJ at London Jewelley Week. June 2011
  • Makers Mart contemporary craft and design fair, LCB Depot, Leicester. April 2011 
  • Origin: The London Craft Fair, Old Spitalfields Market, London. Sept 2010
  • 'Treasure ' With the ACJ at London Jewelley Week. June 2010
  •  Lustre Contemporary Craft Makers’ Market, Nottingham - Nov 2009 ,
  • The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester - Oct 2009
  • Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London.  week 2 - Oct 2009
  • Lustre Contemporary Craft Makers’ Market, Nottingham. Nov 2008
  • ‘Gift’ Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey - Dec 2007
  • ‘Collect’ Victoria & Albert museum, London - Jan 2007
  • ‘Topdrawer’ Earls Court, London - Jan 2007
  • ‘Gift’ Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey - Nov/Dec 2006
  • ‘New Designers’ Business Design Centre, Islington. Degree show - July 2006
  • Final degree show, School of Jewellery - June 2006
  • Witches catwalk show, School of Jewellery. ‘Brillantly Birmingham’ - Nov 2004
Previous Exhibitions
  • Brassmonkeys, Hove, East Sussex. Sept 2007- Jan 2016
  • Clifton Rocks, Clifton, Bristol. Oct 2013 - Sept 2014
  • Boo Gallery, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire. Dec 2012 - Feb 2014 
  • Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Made, Uppingham, Rutland. May 2012 - Jan 2014
  • The Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, London. Jan 2008 - 2014
  • 'Storytelling: Once upon a time in the Midlands' Bilston Crafts Gallery, West Midlands. May/Aug 2013
  • 'Autumn Contemporary Craft Collection' New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Sept/Jan 2013
  • 'ACJ East Midlands Group' Focus Gallery, Nottingham. Nov/Jan 2013
  • '50;50' The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. Aug/Oct 2012
  • Wistow Gallery, Leicestershire. April/Oct 2012
  • The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. June/Oct 2012
  • ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition, North Glasgow College. August 2012
  • ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition, SH Gallery, Edinburgh. July 2012
  • ACJ Diamnd Jubliee Exhibition, Goldsmiths Centre, Clerkenwell, London. June 2102
  • ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition, Llantrisant Gallery, Wales. May 2012
  • ACJ Diamond Jubliee Exhibition, School of Jewellery, Birmingham,. March 2012
  • 'Get Your Rocks On'  Lakeside Arts of Jewellery, Birmingham. Oct/Nov 2011
  • 'In the spotlight' Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield. July/September 2011
  • 'Retrospective' Bishopsland, South Oxon. August 2011
  • 'Showcase' Catmose Arts Centre, Oakham, Rutland. May/July 2011
  • 'Ring Showcase' The Craft and Design Centre Gallery, Leeds. Jan/June 2011 
  • '5 for Silver. 6 for Gold' RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. Nov/Jan 2011
  • 'Retrospective' Bishopsland, South Oxon. August 2010
  • 'Made In Leicestershire' The Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Leics. May/June 2010 
  • Design Factory showcase, The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln. May 2010.
  • 'Precious' Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol.Jan/ April 2010.
  • 'Spotlight On Showcase' Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk. Jan/ May 201
  • 'Ring Showcase’ The Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Leics. Oct/ Nov 2009
  • '10th Day of Christmas' The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. Oct/ Dec 2009
  • 78 Derngate, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries. Summer 2009
  • ‘Bishopsland’ at Jam @ Eton Gallery, Windsor. June/ July 2009
  • Chistmas at Bishopsland’ Bishopsland, South Oxon. Nov 2008
  • ‘Flux’ School of Jewellery, ‘Brilliantly Birmingham’. Nov-Jan 2008
  • ‘The Making’ Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke. Dec 2007
  • ‘Retrospective’ Bishopsland, South Oxon. August 2007
  • ‘Towpath Gallery’ Henley Festival, Henley on Thames. July 2007
  • ‘Artspace’ Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames. May 2007
  • ‘Objects of Desire’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. March/May 2007
  • ‘Silver from Bishopsland’ Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland. March/April 2007
  • BJA Award winners exhibition, School of Jewellery. Oct 2004Nexus selling project, The Big Peg & The Hippodrome, Birmingham. Dec 2004
Membership
  • Crafts Council 'National Register of Makers' www.craftscouncil.org.uk/craft-directory/makers
  • Made in Leicestershire www.madeinleicestershire.org.uk
  • The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) www.acj.org.uk
Made in LeicestershireACJ

Further training

October 2010 Jane Short 3 day enamelling and engraving placement, Brighton.
August 2010 Malcolm Appleby 5 day engraving placement, Perthshire, Scotland.
March 2007 Rod Kelly 3 day chasing workshop, Bishopsland, South Oxon.
January 2007 ‘Getting Started’ 5 day business course run by The Goldsmith Company, Goldsmith Hall, London.
Jan - March 05

3 month exchange studying Jewellery Advance Techniques & Hollowware at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Nova Scotia, Canada.