Friday, 17 June 2011


London Metropolitan University's Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (aka The Cass) had its 2011 graduate degree show this week. Being an artist in residence at the Jewellery and Silversmithing department during the year, I had the opportunity to witness the development and flourishing of the new graduates' work. An artist in residence at The Cass is not a teacher but someone present in the workshop who helps students when needed, and who gives them advice on techniques and how to use tools.

I went to the private view on Tuesday evening and was very pleased to see the result of these students' hard work. I took pictures of all that was shown but decided to feature only one piece for each graduate. This process is somehow restrictive as each artist's style and skills cannot be summarised in one picture. But this gives an idea of what was exhibited.
You can also learn more about some of the new graduates by clicking on the link after their names.

Moreover, I had the nice surprise to be thanked for my help with a box of chocolates and a lovely  Thank You red ring (see the last two pictures). 

I would like to thank them for this nice gesture and I wish them all good luck in their projects.

The show...

Josephine Adebolu  (read more)

Yolanda Benitez (read more)

Joanna Biddles (read more)

Jennifer Blackmore (read more)

Sophie Botsis

Emefa Cole (read more)

Eleanor Connor (read more)

Karen Fox (read more)

Susanne Hjalte (read more)

Rachael Hutton  (read more)

Bianca Mountjoy (read more)

Elizabeth Oneal

Anna Pearson

Rita Sarafian (read more)

Michelle Scicluna (read more)

Frances Stanwyk

Alexandra Tosto (read more)

Fatima Usman

Emili White (read more)

Charlotte Yeo (read more)

Tina Zafari (read more)

Tiantan Zhu (read more)

My THANK YOU ring...


  1. Great post Isabelle, thank you so very much for your support...Emefa Cole X

  2. Thanks hun for all your help :D

  3. Dear Isabelle

    A very good blog keep up the good work

    Kind regards
    Steve Wager

  4. The Cass - What a great place to learn. I was there in 1975/6 and really enjoyed the experience.

    Regards MIkeT