Jivan Astfalck
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  • Birmingham
  • United Kingdom
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Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery
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I am Professor for Jewellery Art and Design at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University in the UK. Part of my work is to direct the MA Jewellery, Silversmithing & Related Products program. The title of the course is however a very limited and traditional description when one considers the wide variety of products that are within the province of the designer or artist who has knowledge and expertise in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects. The variety of materials, manufacturing techniques and processes available to practitioners in this field is far larger and of much greater potential than is indicated by the term ‘jewellery and silversmithing’ and has some affinities with industrial design, fashion design, fine art and sculpture and is often informed by intellectual engagements like general philosophy, strategies of conceptualisation and/or critical theory.
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Oscillations Exhibition Birmingham School of Jewellery MA Class of 2018

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Presenting Oscillations as part of Polyphonous at Munich Jewellery Week 2019

Yanyu Chen, Chun Cheng, Naomi Clarke, Yahan Fan, Spam Glam, Yuexin He, Chloe Henderson, Yasi Hu, Dantong Huang, Ningjue Ji, Qixuan Jin, Prim Li, Ji-Ru Lin, Yi Mu,…


Less than 24 Hours left to support our Kickstarter Campaign for JUNK: rubbish to gold

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I must say, this is one of my favourite photos of our project so far!!

We are so very very delighted that we have managed to raise 105% of our target funds for our JUNK: rubbish to gold project. To date we have had 60 people pledge donations and our videos have been viewed by over 460 people. But there is still time to be part of it all! There is still just over 23 hours left to pledge your support, and to get an amazing book, wonderful jewellery and many other…


Ten days left for the 'JUNK: rubbish to gold' Kickstarter Campaign and we still need your help!

Posted on July 6, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

One of the things we are most proud about with JUNK: rubbish to gold is all the connections we have made with all our various partners.

We have partnered with ten Charities based in the UK and Ireland, who in return for all of their JUNK jewellery for our project, we will be donating a share of all our profits back to.…


We can't do it without your help; two weeks of crowd funding campaign left, please support us now :)

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments

SO, why should you donate to JUNK: rubbish to gold?

Not only are we offering beautiful rewards hand picked and made by Jivan, Rachel and Laura, but our project has heart too..…


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