Setting Out Participants 2016 Revealed

by: Yeena Yoon, Emily Bedford, Hajra Williams, Vicky Lew, Ana Thompson, Chino Ridge, Sarah Phillips, Victoria von Stein, Silvia Weidenbach

24-Feb-16

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is proud to reveal the new Setting Out participants for 2016. Every year we invite up to 10 young and aspiring jewellery designer/makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths to become part of our community through our tailored business incubation scheme. With the support and guidance from expert tutors, business consultants and guest speakers, past participants have successfully set up their own studios and won numerous prestigious competitions and awards. Take a look at this year's participants.

Yeena Yoon

Jewellery designer/maker

 

About

Having worked as a lead architect for the award winning design architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architect, AHMM and KPF, Yeena Yoon’s work is inspired by architectural explorations and ideas. She is interested in testing architectural language through the innovative use of traditional materials in relation to the body – in a search for a new form and its material expression. Her fascination to adopt traditional hand-making skills alongside digital technologies has led her to the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Contact

email:info@yeenayoon.com

mobile: 07951720018

Instagram: @yeenayoonstudio

Twitter: @yeenayoonstudio


Emily Bedford

Jewellery Designer/Maker

About

A lifelong interest in dance and music fuels Emily Bedford’s interest in expression and communication. Emily launched her career in 2005 after completing a City and Guilds in silversmithing and enamelling at Sir John Cass. She immediately received commissions and went on to supply galleries in Japan, Ireland and the UK before taking up further City and Guilds in 2013. Her work is characterised by an organic quality with a natural fluidity which expresses her imagination. Resins, enamels, gold leaf, artist’s pigment, tsavorites and diamonds all express her love of colour. As a Setting Out participant Emily aims to develop her work further for expansion in Europe and the U.S thereby raising her profile whilst simultaneously working on some one–off art jewellery pieces.

Contact

Email: store@emilybedford.co.uk

Facebook: /EmilyBedfordJewellery


Hajra Williams

Jewellery designer/maker

 

About

Hajra Williams's modern and elegant jewellery is informed by the geometric art of her Pakistani-Indian heritage. Complex geometry is distilled into enduring jewellery with a strong focus on clean lines and forms. Hajra’s work is contemporary and in tune with the modern lifestyle characterized by traditional aesthetic but maintaining playfulness and wearability. Looking to continue producing commercial work and one off bespoke pieces, Hajra feels that the Goldsmiths' Centre could offer the right mix of creative and business input to learn at an accelerated pace and within a like-minded community of people.

Contact

Email: info@hajrawilliams.co.uk

Mobile: 07889947941

Twitter: @hajrawilliams

Facebook: /hajra.williams

Instagram: @hajrawilliams

Pinterest: hajrawilliams


Vicky Lew

Jewellery Designer/Maker

  

About

With a special interest in sustainable and ethical practices, Vicky Lew is a fine jewellery designer-maker who graduated from Central St Martins, where she received a scholarship to train at Cartier. Vicky took part in the Getting Started course in 2015 and was also one of the exhibitors at the latest Goldsmiths’ Fair, where she presented her debut collections, FLIGHT and PLUME. FLIGHT was created with the generous support from Swarovski. Her pieces are influenced by traditional Eastern sensibilities and Western design concepts, delivering strong narratives and intricate interplays between organic shapes and geometric forms. By being a member of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s diverse community, she hopes to be inspired by and to collaborate with some of the best artists, craftsmen and designers in the UK.

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Bespoke commissions
  •         Design and production of own range
  •         Jewellery design

Contact

Email: info@vickylew.com

Mobile: 07425159653

Twitter: @vickylewlondon

Instagram: @vickylewlondon

Facebook: /vickylewjewellery


Ana Thompson

Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

About

Ana Thompson is a designer-maker with a background in Industrial Design and an MA in Jewellery Design from Sir John Cass. Her work explores the intersection of design and science, blending her interest in new technologies and production processes, with her fascination for revealing the hidden beauty and wonders discovered in the unseen world.  She mainly works with silver and semi-precious stones and she uses cutting edge techniques like additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Looking to develop aesthetically and experiment with different materials, she chose to join Getting Started in 2014 and to become a member of the vibrant Goldsmiths’ Centre community as part of Setting Out.

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Bespoke design service
  •         R&D design consultancy
  •         Freelance design service
  •         CAD design

Contact

Email: info@ana-thompson.com

Mobile: 07743454124

Twitter: @_anathompson_

Facebook: /anathompsonjewellery

Instagram: @_ana_thompson

Pinterest: anathompson

 


Chino Ridge

Silversmith, Enameller, Conceptual Artist and Costume Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

About

Chino Ridge has over ten years of experience working as a senior costume jewellery designer at Erickson Beamon and Vicki Sarge after graduating with degrees in Silversmithing & Metalwork and Enamelling. Chino has worked with brass, crystals and various other materials in order to achieve the desired concepts. Having collaborated with major brands, her pieces have been worn by celebrities at red carpet events such as royal weddings. She is fascinated by cultural pluralism and her work has now evolved a conceptual element. She looks forward to incorporating this direction into decorative sculptural pieces at the Goldsmiths' Centre.    

 

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Decorative sculptural work commissions
  •         Jewellery design commissions  
  •         Consulting

Contact

Email: chinofrap@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07817471206


Sarah Phillips

Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

About

Sarah Phillips is a jewellery designer aspiring to create an exceptional British fine jewellery brand. Offering well-made, contemporary and innovative pieces, her designs are inspired by pattern, texture and hidden detail. Sarah has worked both within manufacturing workshops and in the retail jewellery sector for many years and has developed her CAD skills to a high level. As one of the Setting Out participants 2016, she will have to opportunity to expand her business skills as well as her network.

 

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Bespoke Commissions
  •         Freelance CAD service
  •         Design and production of own jewellery ranges

Contact

Email: info@londonbespokejewellery.co.uk

Mobile: 077360 43657

Twitter: @Jewellery2016

Facebook: /London-Bespoke-Jewellery

Instagram: @londonbespokejewellery2016

Pinterest: LondonBespoke16

 

For Freelance Bespoke CAD Services

Email: info@sarahphillipsdesigns.co.uk

Mobile: 077360 43657


Victoria von Stein

Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

About

Victoria von Stein is the designer and maker behind Riverlight, a brand that offers contemporary, fine fashion jewellery with organic elegance. Inspired by her enriching travel experiences, she infuses her sophisticated designs with forms and textures taken from nature and different cultures expressing a sense of adventure and romance. Valuing originality, craftsmanship and high quality, Victoria creates traditionally handcrafted collections for the modern woman who is looking for unique fine jewellery, empowering them to dream, escape and connecting them to their life journey. She primarily uses silver and gold vermeil in combination with gemstones. She has launched a new collection ‘Kerala’ inspired by tropical backwaters and majestic tea plantations in Kerala, India.

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Bespoke commissions
  •         Design and production of own range

 

Contact

Email:  studio@riverlightjewellery.com

Mobile: 07754697087

Twitter: @RiverlightJ

Facebook: /riverlightjewellery

Instagram: @riverlightjewellery

Pinterest: riverlightjewel

 


Silvia Weidenbach

Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

About

Silvia Weidenbach is a jewellery designer maker who pushes at the boundaries of her field. She experiments with materials creating made-to-measure jewellery visions, which are objects, adornments and events. Silvia engages in particular with the subject of beauty, the precious and the ugly. Using digital technology in a playful way, she dynamically designs and carefully crafts each of her pieces to be treasured and bring pleasure.  

Other Bespoke Services

  •         Jewellery designer maker
  •         Jewellery innovation consultant
  •         Lecturer

 

Contact

Email: sweidenbach@me.com

Mobile: 07738531156


If you want to learn more about the Setting Out course or apply please click here.