The luxury of bare essentials: Giada Giachino’s unique jewellery method

Jewellery is too large a word. It can refer to commercial trinkets and gold-pleated name tags as much as three-dimensional body sculptures and ground-breaking...

Why doing something completely different than your course is OK

Going into her placement year, Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication and Promotion student Lydia Chan shows us that her journey at Central Saint Martins is...

How to conceptualise and create jewellery in 2016?

We spoke with four recent graduates of Central Saint Martins’ BA Jewellery Design about each of their collections, from the conceptual to the technical...

An exquisite corpse: a CSM Fashion and Jewellery collaboration

Give the 1st year fashion and jewellery kids at Central Saint Martins a collaboration topic like ‘exquisite corpse’ and the chance is big that...

Colombe d’Humieres: snapshots of a jewellery artist at work

Colombe d’Humières, second-year French jewellery student at Central Saint Martins, is wearing turquoise suede pants and a flower-print bomber jacket, but all I notice...

Philip Sajet and Hau Wen: The insightful relationship between Master and...

While there is no placement year at Central Saint Martins’ BA Jewellery Design, some of the students travel during their spare time to meet...

Want to set up your own jewellery brand? Paris might be...

An afternoon in Paris: we sit on the terrace of a café at the corner of Zelda's co-shared artist studio space, which is at the...

The past and future of BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint...

There is quite a gap between the old evening classes for only Fine Jewellery Apprentice boys at the Central School of Art & Craft,...

Central Saint Martins graduate Hollie Paxton turns trash into jewellery

Hollie Paxton is a bright 2010 graduate from Central Saint Martins' BA Jewellery Design and  from Royal College of Art's MA Jewellery and Metal...

This CSM graduate wants you to rethink the beliefs of jewellery

After 3 years of studying BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins -- without a placement year -- recent graduates often feel the need to work for others and gain industry experience, while continuing to develop their own aesthetic on the side. Having just left uni, Gabriella Garnham did so, and worked for both Felicia Swartling and Alexander McQueen. But, for a creative person it's difficult to subdue the urge to start crafting projects of one's own... Returning to the studio with her 'partner in crime', Gabriella is working on something that may defy any conventional ideas we have when thinking about a piece of jewellery. She spoke with us about her plans for the next few months and how pairing up with the one you believe in is necessary to make it in this big, sometimes daunting industry.

A guide to crossing the globe to study jewellery

iBefore crossing the canal, heading off to study a BA 'Edelsmeden' (a.k.a. Jewellery Design) at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Japanese art student Mika Yamakoshi...

Tits Up!

Misha Venter, one of the brightest-shining stars of this year’s BA Jewellery cohort, hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. Underwhelmed by the design education options of her local area, she was passionately looking to experience an entirely new setting if given the opportunity. “I’m very lucky that my parents were pushing me to leave,” she reflects. “I didn’t even know that jewellery design was a course that existed the way it does at Central Saint Martins.”