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Biography

Born in Jersey, C.I. in 1996,

Will began making Jewellery in 2016 whilst doing an Art Foundation,  when he quickly discovered an interest in creating Silversmithing pieces.

He graduated from Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester in 2019.

Since then Will has been continuing to develop his practice, working to commission and expanding his practice to include Bronze work.

Will currently has work in collections in Jersey, the UK and Australia

Exhibitions

Brushes With Greatness, Private and Public Gallery, Jersey, 2022

New Designers; London, 2022

Les Charrieres, Private and Public Gallery, Jersey, 2021

 

New Designers, Business Design Centre, London 2019 

UCA Rochester Degree Show, Rochester, 2019 (Curated)

 

One-A-Day, Little Roc Cafe, Rochester, 2018 (Curated)

Student Art Showcase, Jersey Arts Centre, 2018

18 hands, Little Roc Cafe, Rochester, 2018 (Curated)

British Art Medal, Student Medallists exhibition, Rochester 2018

Artist in Residence at Little Menherion, Cornwall, 2017

Highlands College Art Foundation and Degree Show, Highlands College, Jersey, 2016

 

Awards

Awarded a Goldsmith's Centre Precious Metal Grant 2019

Runner up New Designer of the Year 2019

Design Nation One Year In Award, 2022

Talks

"Getting Your Business Started: Jewellery and Precious Metalwork"

Goldsmiths Centre & New Designers, 17th September 2020

"Post Graduation; Zoom talk", UCA Farnham, 27th November 2020

Relevant work

2016 (inc) - Art Metal, Jersey, Fabrication on various works, including a suit of scale armor and various coach-building projects.

Has subsequently done freelance work for Art Metal

2017 (inc) - The Jewellery Workshop, Jersey, Polishing and stock fabrication

2016 (cont) - Fabrication and installation of Sculptures for Artist Nicholas Romeril.

2021 (Cont) - Exhibition Hanging, Gallery Technical work, Art Handling for Private and Public Gallery, Jersey

2022-2023 - Teaching Bronze Sculpture At Highlands College Adult Education, Jersey

2022 (Cont) - Exhibition Hanging, Gallery Technical work, Art Handling for Art House, Jersey

Education

Studied the Art Foundation at Highlands College Jersey.

Studied Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery at University for the Creative Arts in Rochester.

Getting Started, Goldsmiths Centre, London.

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Highlands College

 

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