Edward and Carol

Creatstudio is based in Faversham Kent, offering great opportunities to learn professional jewellery making and silversmithing techniques in our relaxed and well-equipped workshop. Students will learn in a small groups, to ensure that the maximum amount of time is given to each student meeting individual needs. As a leading silversmith and with many years experience as a tutor, Edward is passionate about teaching and encourages his students to achieve their potential as designer/makers. Students not only learn professional jewellery making and silversmith techniques but also get to develop their own individual design ideas.

All tutors are both practising designer/makers and exhibit their work in the UK and abroad, have up to date skills and knowledge of the art and design field.

Edward Mahony

Edward’s career as a practising silversmith has been a successful one. He takes part in major craft events throughout Britain. He has won awards with the Goldsmiths Company for works made and has received many commissions.

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My work to date is all hand made. It is important that this is seen, so the raising marks, uneven rims and unfiled solder seams are left. The majority of my work is about portraying different feelings and emotions by combining various materials and manipulating their many qualities to express the intentions. Silver is seen as an enduring metal, whereas steel rusts; eats itself away and is not seen as precious. Where necessary the steel has been preserved with bees wax to protect itself. Most of the work shown is not designed with a specific function; that is up to the customer to determine.

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2001-2003 London Metropolitan University
MA Silversmithing & Allied crafts

2000-2001 Canterbury Christ Church University College
Post Graduate Certificate of Education
Age Range: Post-Compulsory

1997-2000 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester
BA Hons in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Jewellery & Design

1995-1997 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester
BTEC National Diploma in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Jewellery & Design

1989-1995 Perry Court. Rudolf Steiner School, Canterbury. Kent
Secondary Education

Awards Received

Winner of the Gane Trust Award 2008, Designer Crafts

Designer Crafts 2007
Promotion to status of Fellow

British Craft Trade Fair 2006
Highly Commended in The BCTF Award for Excellence

The Goldsmiths Company

2006 Gold Award for finished silver piece, Goldsmiths Hall

1999 Commendation, Goldsmiths Hall

1998 Bursary, Goldsmiths Hall

1997 Commendation, Goldsmiths Hall

Carol Yeh

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Carol is a successful jeweller and has taken part in many national trade and craft fairs and has an extensive range of galleries buying and commissioning from her.

Carol’s education started in Taiwan where she took a degree in Graphic Design. From there she moved to England and completed a BA in Jewellery at Central St. Martins, London. This was then followed by an MA in Jewellery & Applied Arts, at the London Metropolitan University.

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