Mirka Janeckova is a teaching fellow at Jewellery & Silversmithing. She is practicing jeweller specializing in lost wax casting technique and use of porcelain and glass in jewellery. Her work is based on interdisciplinary research – she works across the disciplines of jewellery, metal, glass and ceramics. Her book “Designing and Making Glass Jewellery” was published in 2019.
Mirka trained at Jewellery and Silversmithing GSA (BAHons, first Class) and at Jewellery and Metal, Royal College of Art, London (MA, Distinction).
She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Germany, USA, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Taiwan and Norway.
Residencies include: Cove Park, Hospital Fields Art and Wolverhampton University.
Awards including The Most Innovative New Collection Editor’s Choice Award, at IJL, London.
Mirka is teaching across all year groups in Jewellery & Silversmithing department.
She teaches both traditional and digital jewellery techniques and design processes.
She also contributes to multidisciplinary courses outside J&S such as Digital Crafting and Objects of Desire.
Interdisciplinary practice- based research across the fields of jewellery, metal, ceramic and glass.
Mirka’s interest in glass started during her final year at Royal College of Art as a collaboration with Swarovski where she was looking at ways how to seamlessly connect glass and metals. She was awarded Professional Development Award by Association for Contemporary Jewellery to continue her research of glass techniques in the Czech Republic. The aim was to find out techniques which could be used within the field of contemporary jeweller.
This research was finalized in following publications:
Glass in the Czech Republic, Findings, Association for Contemporary Jewellery (Findings from research trip), Issue 64, 2017
Designing and Making Glass Jewellery, Crowood Press, 2019
Another strand of her research interest is concerned with use of Porcelain in Contemporary Jewellery. Her research of porcelain and metals connections resulted in award winning body of work “White Collection” which was widely exhibited across the globe.