Jewellery & Metal (MA)
As artists and designers active on the cusp of art/design, material/ immaterial, digital/analogue, jewellery and metal practitioners operate at a very particular, dynamic and challenging convergence of disciplines and narrative range in material culture.
Following the period of lockdowns and life lived virtually through the ‘Internet of Things’, practitioners have returned to the studio with a renewed enthusiasm and understanding of what a studio-based practice can offer through emergent acts of thinking and making. What we see unveiled are new ways of materialising ideas, thoughts, feelings, innovative and radical new ways of approaching jewellery, objects, and metal.
In an environment of growing awareness of our impact on and in the world, these graduates are seen engaging with post-human narratives along with highly intimate and personal reflections, narratives that find resonances in the viewer’s own everyday experiences. The span is wide, from the hyper local: the relationship between body and mind, collaborating with our own microbiome - to the universal: the relation of collective human life and society, and further even to the Cosmos; these include ideas focussing on materiality, creating innovative material relationships that explore the socio-political resonances of material.
The priority in JaM is to provide a challenging and educative environment where individual creative thinking and methodologies are nurtured and we welcome you in exploring and encountering the vital new works of our graduates from 2022.
(Head of Programme, Applied Arts)