IntoFlora
AN EXHIBITION OF EXUBERANT
FLORAL JEWELLERY

15th July - 26th Sept 2010

Mikaela Lyons

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Mikaela Lyons

PROFILE:
I am a highly creative and experienced jewellery designer and illustrator. My experience spans the creative industry from teaching, designing, buying, making, project co-ordinating and exhibiting nationally and internationally. I have taught in various capacities from facilitating workshops to university lecturing.I have achieved significant success over five years, designing commercially for a fashion-led jewellery company, and also have several years experience of mass production and buying in the Philippines, China and India.I have recently completed a Masters in Jewelllery, Silversmithing and Related Products.

EXPERIENCE:

DESIGN:
December 2004-Current: Designer / Buyer for WATCH THIS SPACE fashion jewellery and accessories.

TEACHING:
February 2005 – current: Visiting lecturer The School of Jewellery

FREELANCE WORK:
May 2007-2008:Design / Consultancy for Cebu Homecraft interior design.
2007: Freelance jewellery design and making for theatre company The Other Way Works, performance piece used in a play (Treasured) at the MAC.
2006: Freelance cufflink designer for Tie Rack on behalf of Firmin.

FACILITATING WORKSHOPS:
June- July 2004: Gallery 37 Shadow Artist for the Jewellery / photography project.
January 2010: Bablake School Coventry, Two-day jewellery workshop.
June 2005: Midlands Arts Centre, presentation to various schools at Career in The Arts Day on behalf of ALISS
March 2005: Moseley Language School, three-day jewellery project at on behalf of Birmingham Artists.
2005: Primary Education, facilitating four days of craft workshops in Birmingham Schools
November 2004: Arts and Craft Tutor at The Family Service Unit, Kings Norton on behalf of ANIM8.
November 2004:One-day craft workshop for BUMP on behalf of Save The Children.
September 2004: Lead Artist for weekend workshops at Arts Fest Birmingham on behalf of Craft Space Touring.
June 2004: Workshop Assistant at The Leicester Mella Festival on behalf of The City Gallery, Leicester

 

CURATING:
July-December 2004: Co founder / Curator of  ‘Pay It Forward-Kindness Not Cash’

PROJECT CO-ORDINATING:
October-December 2004:  Project co-ordinator Hinckley and Bosworth Borough / Hinckley Art College.

VOLUNTEER WORK:
August–December 2004: Volunteer for BUMP on behalf of Save The Children.

APPRENTICE:
October 2003-May 2004: Jewellery Apprentice for SARA PRIESLER / Gallery Assistant, THE BIRD GALLERY, The Custard Factory Birmingham.

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS:
2008-2009 Birmingham School of Jewellery (BCU)
Masters in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products – Commendation
2001 South Birmingham College (Through Gallery 37) 
Level 3 -Youth Work and the Arts – 6 credits

1. Birmingham School of Jewellery (BCU)             

BA Honours-Jewellery and Silversmithing - 1st Class
1999-2001 Leicester College of Art and Design
GNVQ-Advanced in Art and Design - Distinction
-‘A’ Level-Product Design -C
1994-1999 De Lisle RC School                                 
11 GCSE’S -  A-C

AWARDS:
2008/9 William Dudley Bursary
Grant for Masters
2002 Brilliantly Birmingham    
2nd Prize-Contemporary Jewellery Award     
2001 Charlotte (Ehinger-Schwarz)               
4th Prize-Ring Award

WORK EXHIBITED:
2010 ‘Enchnated’ Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol
2010 Life’s A Bench, Schmuck, Munich, Germany
2010 Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany
2009/2010 Brilliantly Birmingham, showcase artist,
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2009 MA show, Life’s A Bench, Birmingham, BCU
2009 Leaf installation, Sting of Passion symposium, Manchester
2006 New Generation Arts, Birmingham.
2005 Milan Fashion Week, Milan-Italy.
2005 Schmuck, Munich, Germany.
2004 Pay It Forward-Kindness Not Cash, Birmingham.
2004 New Designers, Oslo, Norway
2004 New Designers, Islington, London 2004 George Jackson Award, Birmingham School of Jewellery.


Artists featured in IntoFlora are: Natalya Pinchuk, Russia/USA; Lisa Juen, Germany/China; Mikaela Lyons, UK;
Ana Hagopian
, Barcelona; Masayuki Nagata, Japan; Selina Campbell, UK; Ines Schwotzer, Germany;
Anna Atterling
, Sweden