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Jewellery students dazzle with their designs

Jewellery 2015

A talented group of up-and-coming jewellery designers from Glasgow Clyde College are set to sell their unique, handcrafted designs for the first time at a pop-up boutique. 

The students, who are on enrolled on the college’s HND Jewellery and Silversmithing course, have spent months working on various detailed designs which they are set to sell at the college’s Cardonald Campus on 26 and 27 May.  

Breige McEntee, 19, said: “I love designing jewellery as you can really express yourself through the pieces that you make. At school, I was always drawn towards the more creative classes like music and art so I think this career would really suit me.” 

The former St Luke’s High School pupil continued: “Most of the pieces I’ve made are very contemporary and have been created using resin, which I’d never used before. I’m really look forward to getting feedback on my designs from members of the public as making items to sell is very different to making items for myself.”

Fenwick Lawson, 21, who is from Glasgow’s West End, added: “Most of our lecturers are designers themselves so it’s great that we’re getting the chance to gain some retail experience whilst we are still at college. We’ve learnt a lot about how to price items and how important it is to think about what different types of customers might want.” 

Anne Clare Graham, Senior Lecturer, Jewellery at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “It’s really important that students are given the opportunity to experience the business side of pursuing a career as a jewellery designer or maker while still at college.

“Live projects like this allow students to see what it is like to work in the industry or be self-employed and also enables them to get feedback on their work from the public. Their work looks great and there have been a few interested parties already, including myself. I wish them all the very best of luck for the sale, which I hope will bring them deserved success.”

The students will be showcasing their work at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall this Saturday, 30 May, from 11-5.30pm. Head along to see their great work.