MAKING JEWELLERY WORK - SYMPOSIUM | 12.09.14 |  09.45 - 17.15

In collaboration with The Incorporation of Goldsmiths, this one-day event will be held in the conference suite at Discovery Point, 9.45am - 5.15pm. The day promises to be a full schedule of presentations, panel talks, a ‘Meet and Make’ networking lunch and more. Speakers include MakeWorks, Scott Walter of Edinburgh Assay Office, Smith/Grey, Brazen and Georgia Wiseman. Also including a discussion/film launch with the Vanilla Inkers and a panel discussion with Jane Gowans, Smith/Grey, Professional Jeweller, Kate Pickering, Peter Taylor, Scott Walter. Chaired by Mary Michel, Director of the Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust. 

(please note: a lunch ticket must be purchased to gain access to the 'Meet & Make' room)

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Morning Session:
Mapping the Industry Today, Trends & Changes

WELCOME - Mary Michael, Director, Scottish Goldsmiths' Trust | 10.15 - 10.30

Make Works | 10.30 - 11.15AM
Make Works is an independent design company that facilitates, celebrates and debates design, craftsmanship and manufacture. Founded by Fi Scott whilst studying Product Design at Glasgow School of Art, Make Works opens up access to Scottish suppliers, trades and manufacturing in ways that are useful, informative and inspiring through the Make Works Directory, a digital service that makes sourcing factories, fabricators, workshops and facilities simple,  and the Make Works Tours and Residency Programme. 
Fresh from the latest Make Works Tour, they will be sharing some of the hidden jewellery gems the team have found on their travels across Scotland.

Scott Walter | Assay Master and Chief Executive, Edinburgh Assay Office 11.15 - 12PM
Scott Walter has been Assay Master and CEO of Edinburgh Assay Office since 1996, with a customer base that spreads from individual jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths to large-scale international jewellery houses. From his unique position within the industry Scott has seen how the jewellery industry has changed over the past 20 years, from changes in manufacturing processes, the rise of digital media to online shopping and the impact these changes have had on all, from the sole trader to the multi-national.

Meet & Make Lunch | 12 - 1.30PM
An informal networking session where there will be live demonstrations, stalls and makers from 5 Years On.
**please note that lunch tickets must be purchased to enter the Meet & Make room**

Jane Gowans
Katie Lees
Hannah Livingston / Black Box Boutique
Heather McDermott


Gemstones Brazil
Bellore Rashbel

Creating collections, deciding on your market, routes to market

Sofus Graae | Smith/Grey 1.30 - 2PM
Sofus Graae is one half of award winning jewellery company Smith/Grey. Founded in 2012 with partner Birgit Marie Schmidt, Smith/Grey have already racked up an impressive string of accolades, including being shortlisted as 'New Designer of the Year' at the UK Jewellery Awards 2013, Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100 NexGem 2012, The Theo Fennell RCA ‘Best in Jewellery’ Award 2011, and the Wolf & Badger Graduate Award for Jewellery 2011.  

At the core of the company is the goal of delivering the highest quality product made with integrity, passion and awareness. Each design is intended to bring an inspired and sophisticated edge to the jewellery market and into the life of the wearer.  Sofus and Birgit keep the majority of the work for Smith/Grey in-house, from making the jewellery, to photography and graphics, to website coding, in order to make sure the final product stays as true to their vision as possible.

Scott McIntyre  | Brazen 2 - 2.30PM
Brazen Studios showcases an exciting and eclectic range of jewellery designers from the UK and abroad and provides a customer focused design and manufacture service that allows the customer to collaborate and create their own special pieces.  Brazen is a striking and distinctive jewellery boutique based in the cultural quarter of Glasgow’s Merchant City and has been retailing and creating new designer jewellery for 10 years. Scott McIntyre is workshop manager and senior Goldsmith at Brazen.

Georgia Wiseman | 2.30 - 3PM
A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Georgia Wiseman has spent time in London and Glasgow working in the craft and fashion industries, producing one-off and limited edition jewellery for exhibition across the UK and was shortlisted for Accessory Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards in 2009, and again in 2013.  Last year saw Georgia establish a new direction for her business, with a move into fashion jewellery and extending her online presence with a striking new web store.  With the aim of creating affordable luxury jewellery, Georgia has continued with her signature style whilst maintaining excellence in her craftsmanship.  Passionate about producing high quality products, all jewellery is made on site in the workshop next to her home.  Georgia also uses skilled British manufacturers and traditional makers helping to retain and protect the heritage of British craftsmanship in the UK.


SUMMARY SESSION: Skills, Training, Next Steps

Vanilla Ink talks | films 3.30 - 4.15PM
This years Inkers will be discussing their work and their year in Vanilla Ink. There will also be an exclusive viewing of the Son of the Sea films commissioned by Vanilla Ink of this years Inkers.

Panel Discussion | 4.15 - 5PM
Panel members include; 
Jane Gowans, Jeweller
Sofus Graae, Smith/Grey
Sarah Jordan, Assistant Editor Professional Jeweller and Professional Jeweller Hot 100
Kate Pickering, Founding Director Vanilla Ink
Peter Taylor, Director The Goldsmiths’ Centre
Scott Walter, Assay Master and Chief Executive, Edinburgh Assay Office
Chair: Mary Michel, Director Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust

END | 5 - 5.15PM
Intro into the opening night to Scottish Jewellery Week from Kate Pickering