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Jewellery & Metal Design students given awards from Hammerman Incorporation

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Third-year Jewellery & Metal Design students, Alice-Marie Cairns and Maja Jajszczok, have both been awarded the Hammerman Award 2016. The Hammerman Award is a £250 prize given to students studying Jewellery & Metal Design to spend on equipment for their final year at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The Hammerman Incorporation is part of Dundee’s history, stretching back to the 16th Century and is part of the ‘Nine Trades of Dundee’.  The Nine Trades include: Baxters or Bakers, Cordiners or Shoemakers, Skinners or Glovers...

DJCAD PhD student is only Forensic Jewellery expert in the world

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Original article from The Times.  The world’s first forensic jeweler has revealed how she helps international police forces to identify the victims of disasters using precious heirlooms. Maria Maclennan, a PhD student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, will complete a four-year project on the new science of forensic jeweler this autumn. She plans to use her expertise to help police struggling to discover the identity of victims because of a lack of other means of pinpointing who they are. Metal jeweler is usually robust enough to withstand damage during incidents suc...

Illustration student creates window display

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Original Article from Creative Dundee.  Third year Illustration student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Jennie Bates has been working with Cartocon, a menswear store recently launched on Dundee’s Nethergate, to produce a window display for them. The new window display will launch on Friday 29th April from 6-8pm with free refreshments and music from ALL GOOD. The project came about when Jennie started a university module on Enterprise which made her question how she could promote her work in Dundee. Having previously produced a window display for Urban Outfitters on Edinburg...

DJCAD graduate launches new collection

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Original article from Professional Jewellery. Jewellery designer Zoe Davidson will launch her new collection, Hoy Sound, on Saturday 20 April in the Orkney port-town of Stromness. The collection, named after the fast tidal channel of water between Stromness and the island of Hoy, utilises an ancient form of metal origami to create uniquely handcrafted silverwork. Twenty-five-year-old Zoe Davidson graduated in Jewellery and Metal Design from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2013, and grew up in Stromness, drawing much of her inspiration from the seas around the is...

Talk by DJCAD Animation Lecturer Brendan Body: Tuesday 3 May 2016, 6pm

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Tuesday 3 May, 6pm McManus Galleries, Dundee An animator who has worked on blockbuster films such as Harry Potter, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be speaking at the next Dundee Arts Café event. Lecturer Brendan Body will be at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on May 3rd to talk about his career. For 15 years, Brendan has been a computer animator working in film and television, but is now teaching the next generation of Scottish animators at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee. “I will use...

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