Juliette Bigley




Relevant Education and Experience

2015-2017          Artist in Residence, The Cass School of Art, Architecure and Design

2013-2015          MA (Research), Silversmithing: Distinction

The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

2010-2013          BA (Hons) Silversmithing: First Class

The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

2009-2010          BTech Level 1: Distinction

Kensington and Chelsea College

1997-2001             MA English Literature, University of Edinburgh

I have studied with Simone Ten Hompel, David Clarke, Ruudt Peters, Lucian Taylor, Wayne Meeten, Mark Bloomfield, Kelvin Burke, Linda Robertson, Paul Wells, Abigail Brown, Brian Marshall, Marianne Forrest, Tim Carson, Adi Toch, Elizabeth Auriol Peters, Beaulagh Chapman-Brooks, David Goodwin, William Warren and Penny Davies. I have completed internships with Wayne Meeten, Elizabeth Auriol Peers and Adi Toch.



2017     ArtRooms, London

2016     A Future Made: Crafts' Council International Showcasing Project

         Contemporary British Silversmiths at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Selected Recent

2016     Future Heritage at Decorex

     John Higgins Contemporary Silver (also 2014 and 2015)     

         Goldsmiths' Fair (2014, 2015 curated selections by Zaha Hadid & Julia Peyton-Jones)

         Roger Billcliffe Gallery (from 2013); Bluecoat Display Centre,

         Aram Gallery; Cambridge Contemporary Art

         British Silver Week (also 2013 and 2014)

         Design Days Dubai, with the Crafts Council

         Meister der Moderne (Modern Masters), Handwerkmesse, Munich

         ArtGeneve, Taste Contemporary Craft, Geneva (also 2014)

2015      Made London

     Mappin and Webb Contemporary Silver with Contemporary British Silversmiths

     Desire Silversmithing and Jewellery Fair (also 2014)

2014      Maker in Focus, Gloucestershire Guild

         Fortnum and Mason

     Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

     London Design Week, Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Rivington Street, London

     Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin

     Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon

     Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester

     Rising Stars Exhibition, Farnham, Milton Keynes and Bury St Edmunds

     The Mall, 2014, The Mall Gallery, with Society of Designer Craftsmen, London

2013   Handmade in Britain 2013, London, (2012, 2013)

     Shine 2013, The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

     designjunction, part of London Design Week, London

     New Designers 2013, London

     Silber-Sommer-Gallerie, Munich (2012, 2013)

Commissions and Collections

2016  Red Top Swimmer of the Year trophy

2015     Various private commissions

2014     The Critics' Circle Award for Art and Architecture – Award for Sandy Nairne

     Rocking Milk and Cream Carafes – private collector

2013      Split Bowl Set – private collector

2012     Tankard to celebrate swimming the English Channel – private collector

Collections: Office of Public Works for the Irish State Collection, Dublin


2016     Silver Trust Award for a Body of Work,

         Silver and Bronze Awards, 3D Design, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council

2015     Special Mention, Goldsmiths' Fair, The Goldsmiths' Company

     Design Council 'Ones to Watch' selected for potential to contribute to British Design

2014      Gil Packard Bursary, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council

     Society of Designer Craftsmen Distinction Award

2013      The Cass Award for Excellence (also 2011)          

     Simon Benney Award

2013      British Jewellers Association Award for Silversmithing

     Argex Award for a Body of Work

     Centrepunch Award for a Body of Work

Selected Press - Print

2016   Evening Standard, The Dark Side, 2 October

2015      Craft and Design Magazine, 241, September / October edition

2015      Financial Times, How to Spend It

2014     CRAFTS Magazine, no. 251, November / December, in Christmas Shopping Feature, also photo

2014     CRAFTS Magazine, no. 250, September / October Zaha Hadid Selects

2014      Financial Times, How to Spend It

2014      CRAFTS Magazine, Talent Spot Feature, Issue no. 248, May / June

2014      Interiors Monthly, New Design Britain Awards, Issue no. 703a, January

2013      CRAFTS Magazine, Graduate Talent, Issue no. 244, September / October

Press - Selected Online

My work has been featured in a number of online magazines and design blogs including Dezeen, Confessions of a Design Geek, Timeout Online, Wall Street International, We Heart and The Art of Bespoke.


I have extensive management skills through my career in healthcare in the public, voluntary and private sectors. I have also worked professionally as a performing artist and have significant experience of performance and events management.

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