Inspiration

Cooksongold Meets... Ana Ristic

Ana Ristic won our Design of the Month Competition back in November 2020. We liked the way she embraced different metals and used them to create something beautiful and unique. We wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us a bit about yourself – […]

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  • Designer of the Month: Kim Styles

    It was while doing a one year 3D foundation course that my tutor suggested I might be good at jewellery. I had grown up in an engineering background and although I hadn’t considered jewellery before, I am very grateful for her insight, as she was right! I applied and was amazed to be accepted to […]

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  • Designer of the Month: Lydia Niziblian

    In 1992 I left school and took a foundation in Art & Design. At the point of completing the course, I should have followed my heart, and gone on to study fine art. I went on to take a degree in Film & Video at (what was then) West Surrey College of Art & Design. In […]

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  • Designer of the Month: Tom McDowell

    Being the son of a jeweller, jewellery has always been a part of my life and something that I’ve been fond of. I originally studied at Bucks New University as a metalworker but soon found I preferred the smaller scale of jewellery. I came out of my BA with a good skills set and a […]

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  • Designer of the Month: The Beauty of Lace

    Louise West, currently studying for her MA ADAPT, talks about her contemporary lace journey so far and her future prospects.   My creative journey started during my BA (Hons) in Textile Design, which I started as a mature student in 2006. During the first year I had the opportunity to do a commission for a […]

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  • Jewellery Making Manual (How to design and make your own jewellery) by Sylvia Wicks

    This is a review written by Joanne Varney who holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team. I first came across this book when I enrolled on my Jewellery and Silversmithing course many years ago. It was one of the texts recommended by the course tutors as a good […]

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