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Three Dimensional Design

Manchester School of Art


Ruth Tomlinson

Graduated 2001

Jewellery Designer Maker

I design and make jewellery from my central London studio. Running my own business involves being creative and business savvy. Jobs that I do include designing, managing people, marketing, branding, meeting clients, selling at exhibitions…

On the Three Dimensional Design course there is a huge breadth of knowledge and support available from the staff, and the facilities to enable these creations to happen. I took away a really good understanding of materials, and during my 3 years studying I found out which ones suited my way of working best. Also, the social side of the course and being surrounded by some many creatives is a great inspiration and lots of fun.

My best advice to students would be to make the most of the resources available and enjoy the 3 years ahead exploring and pushing their own personal boundaries.

Selected Commissions & Prizes
Feb 2009 Coutts New Jeweller Award
July 2008 UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, Retail Jeweller. Finalist
July 2008 UK New Jewellery Designer of the Year. Retail Jeweller. Finalist
Jun 2005 Theo Fennel Prize for Best in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art
Dec 2003 Garrards Competition at the Royal College or Art. Short listed design
Mar 2003 Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Fashion Jewellery: commended
Jun 2001 Business Design Centre, New Designer of the Year, highly commended.
Jun 2001 Wedgwood Future of Design Award in Ceramic Design

2001-2002 Bishopsland Workshops, Postgraduate Training Course.

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