Julia Charters LSDC
Julia is a Designer maker specialising in jewellery and in silversmithing. Since her career change 10 years ago she works as an independent maker, making items for private sale and for exhibitions. Designing and making jewellery is her passion.
Her first degree is in linguistics, with a second degree in marketing communications from the University of Westminster, London.
She enjoys art in any form, visiting museums and historic places, architecture and nature, theatre and cinema. She is constantly looking for a source for her designs. Travelling and seeing other peoples' customs and art are especially valuable sources of inspiration for her.
She works with materials that emerge from nature. She tries to bring out the beauty of any stone, regardless of its value. She sees her task in unlocking their character, in showing their beauty and individuality by placing them in an unexpected context. It can be piece of lava or a diamond, both emerged from the depth of the Earth and both have a place in her designs.
Participated in various exhibitions such as Twelve days of silver SDC Rivington street gallery 2015, Designer Crafts on the Mall 2016, Twelve days of silver 2016 SDC Rivington gallery, Hackney Arts center 2010
2009 to present Designer maker in jewellery and student is silversmithing. Working for private commissions and private sales.
2007-2009 Credit Suisse Investment bank, London
2005 BBC Arts, London
Translator, fixer, researcher
From 2012 to present SEW Steve Wager silversmithing workshop.
2010-2011 London Metropolitan University, short courses in Jewellery making and Silversmithing, tutors Adrian Lawrence and Steve Wager. City Lit courses in stone setting , Wax carving and casting , Engraving.
2010 Bethnal Green adult education college Enameling
2008-2009 The Hampstead School of Art jewellery making classes, tutor Annie Ruthven Taggart
2002-2004 University of Westminster, London NW1
MA in Marketing Communication