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I'm an American jewellery designer who moved to England to get a Masters degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing and plans to stay in the UK, working as an independent designer. For my Masters I chose to research ways to use plaster as a main material in jewellery production, with quite successful results. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the projects I'm currently working on that explore jewellery techniques and processes that can be applied to a material other than metal, as well as a cultural blog: England through the eyes of an American artist.
Miriam Rowe completed her BFA in Jewelry and Metalworking at the University of Georgia in the United States in May 2009. Even though she wasn’t planning to go to graduate school until she had been away from the academic world for several years, Life had other plans and September 2009 found Miriam in the United Kingdom, beginning her Masters in Jewellery at the largest School of Jewellery in Europe. With the Masters at Birmingham’s School of Jewellery finishing in September 2010, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next, but this blog will be documenting what happens as Miriam takes her place as a graduate designer in a new country.