As I said in my previous post: one thing appeared clearly at the begining is that many asian especially Chinese and Taiwanese art students are going to studying abroad. The jewellers from BIAD (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design) are mostly Chinese/Taiwanese more than the half of the class is from China! I’ve found this morning the website/blog of the new graduated Master students. I’ve been reading their statments, and a quite interesting thing is : they don’t seemed to be influenced by their own culture but instead they’ re going ahead, trying new fields, with perspex, plastics, silicone rubber, steel and new materials/techiques unusual for jewellery! (And they also seemed to appreciate to work with bright/fluorescent colours! which I quite like! )
some views of their work:
If you want you can also go on their own websites by cliking on the images or going on the class’ website call: “Cast from different moulds”. You’ll find links and very interesting informations, interviews, photos of their design process!