As a winner of the Hammermen Art Award, a competition set up between the ECA jewellery department and the Incorporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh group, Jemima has been able to fund a series of short courses upon graduating from ECA to continue her explorations of the creative process, particularly her interest in art direction and photography.
Studying at ECA gave Jemima the opportunity to explore the entire creative process through a series of collaborative projects relevant to the industry, allowing Jemima to expand her skillset and explore her unique interests in the subject.
Why I chose to study Jewellery and Silversmithing - BA (Hons)
When I was applying to university I was drawn to living in Edinburgh and wanted to experience the city as a student.
I was attracted to the ECA for its central location, variety of degree options and the elective system which the university runs. I knew I wanted to study jewellery design, but it was comforting to know that I could pick extra courses alongside to support my main degree programme which would allow me to test out other curriculum areas within the ECA.
Another advantage of the jewellery design course at the ECA was its smaller class sizes and therefore workshop access was more guaranteed than other, similar, university courses I had looked at. I thought this would be beneficial as I didn’t have much practical jewellery experience coming into the course.