Vanessa Miller biography
I'm an independent Jewellery Designer-Maker based in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter and a Visiting Tutor and Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. I graduated from Birmingham's prestigious School of Jewellery (BCU) with Distinction in Jewellery and Silversmithing (HND) in 2016. I am alumni of the Goldsmiths Centre London where I attended ‘Getting Started’ a week long intensive business start-up course. I work with the Crafts Council on the project ‘Make Your Future’ as a maker where I teach electro-etching and jewellery making in Birmingham Secondary Schools.
I set up my business immediately after graduation and sell my work locally, nationally and internationally through exhibitions, events, galleries and online, I also work to commission. My work was selected for exhibition by the British Art Medal Society and Wolverhampton Art Gallery: Craft Open. I design and make unique silver jewellery inspired by nature, the world around me, holidays and carefree, happy childhood memories and design with a smile in mind. I use a variety of techniques such as etching, hand carved and modelled milliput; embellishing silver with pure gold using the ancient Korean technique of Keum Boo and setting and using a variety of semi-precious stones.
Courses taught by Vanessa Miller
Jewellery Making for Beginners (JE01 Spring)
Jewellery: Open Studio for Advanced Jewellery Making (JE93 Spring)
Jewellery Making for Improvers (JE101 Spring)
Jewellery Making for Improvers (JE89 Spring)
Jewellery Inspired by Nature (JE102 Spring)
Design, Make and Sell your Jewellery (JE105 Spring)
Jewellery Making for Beginners (JE01 Summer)
Jewellery: Open Studio for Advanced Jewellery Making (JE93 Summer)
Jewellery Making for Improvers (JE101 Summer)
Jewellery Making for Improvers (JE89 Summer)
Jewellery Inspired by Nature (JE102 Summer)
Design, Make and Sell your Jewellery (JE105 Summer)