Students across all 3 years of our BA (Hons) Jewellery and Object programme have shown their entrepreneurial skills by hosting their first ever Christmas market sale across the Brayford campus this week.
Over the past few weeks they have been spending every spare moment designing and crafting a whole range of jewellery items to raise money for their Degree Show next summer. Early indications show that they have been very successful.
Items include earrings, brooches, necklaces, some of which have a rather apt festive flavour to them. You can even buy items inspired by their recent Upcycling project, such as the Nespresso coffee capsule bangles (seen here below), which they displayed both at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven in October, and at both UCAS Design Your Future fairs in Manchester and London last month.
In fact two of the students, third year Emma Clark, and second year Fiona Parkinson (seen above with Programme Leader Dr Sarah O'Hana), attended the Manchester event, and were actually busy making some of the festive brooches on the stand. Visitors and fellow exhibitors alike were very curious to see what was going on and all commented how lovely it was to see students actually "making things".
The above images show Emma cutting out her design on the copper by hand.
The Christmas sale continues today in the Architecture building on the Brayford campus, 11-3.