Alternative Wedding Show 2010
7th Feb - 3rd May


Jacks Turner
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About Us

Jacks Design

2005 Short course in CAD/CAM Jewelcad Advanced.
School of Jewellery, Birmingham. 2005 Short course in CAD/CAM Jewelcad Intermediate.
School of Jewellery, Birmingham.
2005 Short course in Book Keeping.
Brave Enterprise, Bristol.
2005 Short course in CAD/CAM Jewelcad Beginners.
School of Jewellery, Birmingham.
2004 Short course in Platinum Masterclass.
School of Jewellery, Birmingham.
2003 Short course in Advanced Jewellery making Techniques.
Sir John Cass College, London.
2002 Short course in Advanced Stone Setting.
School of Jewellery, Birmingham.
1992 Business training course in setting up in business.

1988-1991 BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, University of Central England
1986-1988 BTEC General Art and Design, Trowbridge Technical College
1981-1986 6 O’Levels including Maths and English, Clarendon Comprehensive, Trowbridge

2005-2006 Work Part-time at Bloomsbury in Bath, a contemporary jewellery shop.1996-2004 Workshop Manager at Diana Porters Jewellery Company.
I was responsible for the overall planning and management of the workshop, delegating and supervising work as appropriate. The main areas were as follows:
• Planning of the business with owner and Business Manager.
• Running of the workshop from completing stock orders on time, to maintaining quality control, to maintenance of equipment to health and safety standards.
• Personnel including staff recruitment, appraisals, training and overall welfare of the staff.
• Jewellery making was to be of an exceptionally high standard in silver, gold and platinum. I produced the original models and worked on the new designs along with the designer. I was responsible for the setting of the bigger stones and the one off commissions.Jan-Sept 96 Habitat, Bristol
Part-time Sales assistant.
1991-1995 Birmingham Assay Office
Part-time hallmarker.
1991-1995 Self Employed

2005 Winner of the Platinum Design Award 2005.Other Skills/Interests1991-1995 Taught Jewellery and Silversmithing classes at Midland Arts Centre and Midwarwickshire College of Art, Leamington Spa.
1992 Gave demonstrations at Avoncroft Museum in the Midlands, showing the general use of old forging tools and techniques.
1994 Commissioned by TVG Ltd to design and make the Birmingham Centre Award for the best Independent Production 1994 in Television.

Artists featured in 'Alternative Wedding Show 2010' are:
Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Jo Hayes-Ward; Nicola Malkin; Sarah Stafford; Ruth Tomlinson; Jacks Design; Jennie Gill; Natalie Jane Harris; Mirri Damer; Michael Carberry; Kate Smith; Jean Scott-Moncrieff; Bex Bardon; Iain Henderson; Diana Porter; Poppy Dandiya; Sarah Collins; Julie Usel; Nicola Perkins; Sarah Lawrence; Phoebe Coleman; Hannah Peters; Tanja Ufer; Mikala Djorup; Shona Carnegie. Artists featured in 'Ten Tip-Top Tiaras' are: Alexis Dove; Malcolm Morris; Nicola Malkin; Bex Bardon; Sarah Lawrence; Nicola Perkins; Ruth Tomlinson; Katherine Grimes; Hannah Peters; Fiona Cameron.