Elsa Tierney
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Awards
 

·       2018 Bronze - Goldsmiths Award winner for the 3D modellers category

·       2018 Associate Fellow Institute of Professional Goldsmiths

·       2015 Gold - Goldsmiths Award winner for the Raw Pearls category

·       2016 Silver - Goldsmiths Award winner for the QVC category

·       2017 Goldsmiths Award commendation exhibitor

·       2016 Benchpeg Award one of 10 finalists out of 176 applicants

 

Profile

Self-employed jeweller based in the London Stratford Workshops Jewellery Studios. I currently sell my work at craft fairs and events and work to commission & teach jewellery making one to one classes. Studied Jewellery making at London Guildhall & Sir John CASS and graduated in Fine Art.

Skills & approach to making

 

·       Advanced level skills in wax carving

·       Experience working in education with people of all ages & with physical or mental disabilities.

·       Silversmithing Jewellery making - Working with precious metals

·       Stone setting

·       Wire work and beading

·       Lapidary - Gemstone carving & shaping

·       Experimental, playful, interactive, kinetic & riveting feature in my work

·       Gold & Silver Goldsmiths award winner for hand illustration

·       Experience using Photoshop and Illustrator

·       Experience working with acrylic & mixed media

·       Take part in & organize jewellery fairs and pop-up jewellery sales events

·       5 years experience working professionally as a jeweller silversmith

·       10 years experience making jewellery

·       Can offer professional advice for students seeking to start a career in the jewellery industry.

·       Knowledge of trade suppliers for : stones, precious metals and tools as well as mixed media supplies such as acrylic.

·       Industry contacts for trade services : stone setting, plating, casting, polishing and laser cutting services amongst others.

·       Speak English & German fluently and all round good communicator.

·       2 years experience managing arts educational department as Head Arts Technician

·       Work well with others, friendly professional & always happy to help

·       Patient, supportive & enjoy helping people grow.

·       A wide knowledge & interest the work of other jewellers, the history of jewellery making & the arts.

 

Work History

17th – 25th May 2018 - Teaching one to one wax carving - Stratford Jewellery Workshops

Feb 2018 - JeDeco Gallery - Maker, Exhibitor ongoing

7th - 14th February - The Hackney Shop - Valentines - Alloy Pop-Up - Curator, maker & exhibitor

8 – 9th January 2018 - Teaching one to one wax carving class - Stratford Jewellery Workshops

2018 – Freelance - Waxwork for Mosami

2018 – Institute of Professional Goldsmiths - Associate Fellow

13th- 15th December - Teaching one to one wax carving class - Stratford Jewellery Workshops

12th - 23rd December - Open Studio - Stratford Workshop - Maker & exhibitor

5th - 10th December - The Hackney Shop - Alloy Pop-Up - Curator, maker & exhibitor

24 - 26th November - Craft Central Winter Market - Maker & exhibitor

14th - 19th November - The Hackney Shop - Fine by Me – Pop-Up - Curator, maker & exhibitor

9th November 2017 - Made by Ore  - Wax carving workshop - Visiting tutor

25th Sept - 29th Feb - RBSA Gallery Birmingham - Starlight exhibition - Maker & exhibitor

9th - 11th August - ‘One Day Summer Sale’ - Craft Central - Maker & Exhibitor

1st Aug - 30th Oct - Natural Forces exhibition - Gill Wing Gallery - Maker & Exhibitor

19th-20th July - Teaching one to one wax carving class - Stratford Jewellery Workshops

June 13 – 16th 2017 - Malcolm Appleby Engravers Symposium - Wax carving demonstration

May 2017 - Made in Clerkenwell – Spring / Summer show - Craft Central

April 2017 - ‘Bring on Spring’ - Curator, maker & exhibitor - Craft Central

February 2017 - ‘Rock-Up Pop-Up’ The Hackney Shop - Crystal themed exhibition - Curator, maker & exhibitor

January 2017 - Collaboration with menswear label American Apparel - Freelance - Waxwork

December 2016 - Open Studios of the London Stratford Jewellery Workshop - Curator, maker & exhibitor

December 2016 - Craft Edit Christmas Makers Fair

November 2016 - Made in Clerkenwell Christmas Fair - Craft Central

September 10- 13th - Teaching Cuttlefish casting, Wax carving & Jewellery making classes Stratford Jewellery Workshops

August – November 2016 - Renovating my Stratford Workshop installing benches to rent, hold jewellery class & exhibitions.

August 2016 - ‘One Day Summer Sale’ - Craft Central

May - August 2016 - 4 commissions for wedding & engagement rings.

May 2016 - Made in Clerkenwell Summer Show - Maker/Exhibitor - Craft Central

April 2016 - ‘Bring on Spring’ Pop-Up group show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor @ Simon Rees - Number Ninety Four Gallery, Columbia Road

March 2016 - Women Of the World Festival - Maker/Exhibitor - Southbank Centre

February 2016 - ‘Loved-Up Pop-Up’ Valentines solo show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor - Craft Central Pop-Up Corner Gallery

January 2016 - The Goldsmiths, Craft & Design Council Awards - Silver Award winner - QVC category

December 2015 - Blackheath Conservatoire Christmas Makers Market - Exhibitor

December 2015 - Candid Arts Centre – Christmas Makers Fair - Exhibitor

November 2015 - Craft Central - Made in Clerkenwell Christmas Fair - Maker/Exhibitor

September 2015 - ‘Progress in Style’ solo show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor - Craft Central Corner Gallery

July 2015 - ‘Object-ive ‘ Pop-Up shop group show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor @The Hackney Pop-Up

April 2015 - ‘Bring on Spring’ Pop-Up shop group show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor @ Simon Rees - Number Ninety Four Gallery, Columbia Road

February 2015 - ‘Loved-Up Pop-Up!’ Valentines group show - Organizer/curator, maker & exhibitor @The Hackney Shop

January - February 2015 - The Goldsmiths, Craft & Design Council Awards - Gold Award Winner - Raw Pearls category

December 2014 - Stoke Newington Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair - Maker/Exhibitor

November 2014 - Limehouse Town Hall Christmas Fair - Maker/Exhibitor

October 2014 - ‘Rare Beauty’ Pop-Up shop group show co-organizer & exhibitor @ Simon Rees - Number Ninety Four Gallery, Columbia Road

September 2014 - ‘Flair’ London Design Week group show with jeweller's collective ArtAm (Art Against Machine) - Co-organizer/co-curator & exhibitor - Central Saint Martins

2014 - Lapidary technician for Charlotte De Syllas’ Norwich workshop

2012 - 2013 - Affinity - Stoke Newington Church Street - Co-shop manager, curator & resident jeweller

2012 - The Mill House Exhibition - Maker/Exhibitor

2012 - ‘Plastic Fantastic’ - KK Outlet - Hoxton Shoreditch

 

Professional Development, Training & Education

2018 - Sand Casting at Made by Ore

2018 - IPG Associate Fellow

2017 - Allia Small Business - 3 month business support scheme – Ongoing

2018 - Bronze Sculpture Modeling & Casting at Morley College Henry Moore Studios

2017 - Wax Carving Class with Russell Lownsbrough - Morley College Wax carving and tool making

2017 - Hand Engravers Association Symposium with Malcolm Appleby & Angus McFadyen – Grandtully Scotland

Learning engraving techniques & doing wax-carving demonstration

2017 - Jewellery P1 Small Business Course - London College of Fashion with Sally Leonard

2015 - 2017 – Sidcup Lapidary Association Member - Gemstone cutting, shaping and carving.

 2016 - Jewellery workshop private tutor Gustavo Paradiso - Vejer de Frontier Spain

2014 - 1 week Lapidary Technician for Charlotte De Syllas’ Private course at Norwich workshop

2012 - 2013 - Stone Setting & Silversmithing private workshops with Paul Ravn - Forest Hill

2012 - Lapidary summer course with Charlotte De Syllas - London Metropolitan University

 

BA, HND ND's

2002 – 2005 - BA (Honours) - Fine Art

Subjects: Screen Printing, Film, Performance, Life drawing & sculpture.

London Metropolitan University - Central House, 51-69 Whitechapel High St, London E1

 

2000 – 2002 - National Diploma in Silversmithing & Allied Crafts

Subjects: Jewellery Design, Jewellery Making, Silversmithing, Enamelling, Engraving and Chasing

London Guildhall University - Central House, 51-69 Whitechapel High St, London E1

 

1998 – 2000 - HND - Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design & Textiles

Subjects: Fabric construction, Textiles and Dress Making

London College of Fashion - 20 John Princes St, London W1G

 

1996 – 1998 - National Diploma in Fashion Design & Textiles

Subjects: Fabric construction, Textiles and Dress Making

London College of Fashion - 20 John Princes St, London W1G