Miranda S / Jeweller & Enamelling Specialist
Areas of expertise
Jewellery Making techniques
Resin / Cold Enamelling
Jewellery Design : Concept to design development
Jewellery Drawing : Classic hand rendering for client presentation / portfolio
Granulation (Silver) for Beginners
Mentoring for new jewellery graduates/creative business start ups
Costing and pricing
Following on from her BA in 3D Design at Manchester Met. University and an MA in Jewellery Related Products at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, Miranda worked in the trade as a Jewellery designer and gem stone selector at Cropp and Farr in London, a prestigious fine Jewellery manufacturer.
Miranda then started her own jewellery business and has been working in the Jewellery Industry as a Designer and Maker for over 15 years working on private and trade commissions.
Brooch by tutor Miranda S
Earring by tutor Mirand S
Brooch by tutor Miranda S
Tutor Miranda in her workshop
Ring by Tutor Miranda
Necklace by tutor Miranda S
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Predominantly working in silver and vitreous enamels but also some gold and semi-precious and precious stones Miranda’s work has been exhibited and sold nationally and internationally. Her work has been recognised and selected for prestigious events such as Goldsmiths Fair and Origin, with her pieces held in the collection of the Cohn Foundation in Philadelphia, USA.
In recent times Miranda has been involved in a variety of creative initiatives including an Enamelling research and development project in association with AJ Wells in which she experimented with industrial enamels for larger scale works, which culminated in a wall based commission for Walsall Manor Hospital.
In 2012/13 Miranda worked with other jewellery Quarter creatives on the ‘Regenerated’ a project in collaboration with the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, whereby artworks were created in response to the site and included in an exhibition held at the Museum.
Miranda is a very experienced tutor of jewellery and design, working with at a variety of Universities such as Birmingham City School of Jewellery, Staffordshire and Liverpool Hope as a visiting lecturers teaching BA students. Additionally specialising in supporting new makers, in particular from 2009-2013 Miranda was a mentor to new business start-ups for the Design Space jewellery incubation scheme in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Member of :
Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Centrepiece – collective of Birmingham Jewellers
British Society of Enamellers
Guild of Enamellers
Learn from Miranda one-to-one
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Course: Enamelling Experience Day
We had a great day and learnt a lot!
Miranda was really lovely and patient with us, and made sure to give us lots of options so we could choose exactly what we wanted to do.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to know more about enamelling!
I would rate the course 5***** (Excellent)
Imogen | Jewellery Maker