Glasgow School of Art


The Glasgow School of Art has a long tradition of metalwork beginning the day the school was established in 1845. The Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery as we would recognise it today developed from the establishment of the Technical Art Studios in 1892.

Our department has recently taken up residence in the brand new purpose built Seona Reid Building situated directly opposite the world famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed art school building, warmly referred to as ‘The Mack’  which was erected in 1910 and is one of Glasgow’s  best known landmarks.

Helen Marriott and Anna Gordon share the role of Joint Heads of Department together with Lecturers Michael Pell, Andrew Lamb and Jonathan Boyd, and technicians Shona Guthrie and Nigel Munro. All staff are active in their chosen fields of jewellery and silversmithing exhibiting both nationally and internationally. We also have a number of Visiting Lecturers, Academic Researchers and an Artist in Residence programme which enhances the diversity of the student experience.


Aillie Anderson


The curriculum undertaken by students in the department is a 4 year full-time studio based learning experience which is awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design. Students learn both traditional and contemporary techniques in jewellery making and silversmithing and through the completion of design based projects are challenged to apply these skills in new and innovative ways to develop an individual and unique way of working. The course of study introduces computer aided design technologies including computer based design programs, laser cutting, laser welding and rapid prototyping all located within the jewellery studio. With both a traditional skill base and access to the latest technologies our students are equipped to develop and discover new ways of seeing and making. The studio is equipped with state of the art casting equipment and an excellent forge, silversmithing room, enamelling room, design studio and computer suite, while each student has a dedicated workbench with individual soldering facilities.


Angel Ried 


Our students have a strong track record winning a remarkable number of awards, competitions and bursaries. We have had great success with the Young Silversmith of the Year Award, co-ordinated by Goldsmiths Hall in London winning this an unprecedented number of times. Students have also had many successes in jewellery and medal competitions including the grand student award in the British Art Medal Society competition, The Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise, and many accolades at the annual New Designers exhibition, a national showcase of new graduates, in London to name a few.


Daniella Corda  


Graduates leave our course with a diverse set of occupational and vocational skills and go on to a variety of career paths. Many establish individual or shared studio workshops, while others move into a range of areas such as curatorial, educational or other artistic and design vocations.


Hamish Dobble 



Open: 22nd April – 8th June, Tu-Su: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Place: hall of Legnica Cultural Centre (LCK), Knights Academy, Chojnowska 2




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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2020