My foremost aim is to produce innovative and beautiful jewellery. Drawing inspiration from both natural and manmade items, I combine both traditional and modern technology to create contemporary fine jewellery of the highest quality.
I take pride in developing and refining an idea to achieve a final design that considers both material efficiency and the quality of finish. I started my jewellery training at sixteen at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery. Through working with precious metals and gemstones I learnt traditional goldsmith skills and the importance of working to precise tolerances. As I progressed, I developed my design style, producing challenging pieces that tested my craftsmanship. Whilst studying, I was selected twice to compete in WorldSkills UK, achieving the Gold Medal for traditional fine Jewellery skills in 2011.
I recognise the importance of modern technology and thrive to explore the opportunity to experiment and develop new techniques using CAD/CAM to realise my designs. This is supported by my work as a freelance design consultant advising on technological processes for independent designers and manufacturers.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Goldsmiths Award Judge - Joseph was honoured to be selected as an industry expert in Addative Manurfacturing and alongside a panel of jewellery experts judge a new catagory at the anual awards focused around modern manurfacturing methods.
Goldsmiths Award - Joseph was awarded a Gold awards by GEM - A and the opportunity to complete his diamond grading course.
Goldsmiths Fair Graduate Bursary - Joseph has been invited by the Goldsmiths’ Company to exhibit his latest work for Goldsmiths’ Fair. Goldsmiths’ Fair is the ultimate destination for those seeking out jewellery by the most exciting independent designer-makers in the UK. Established in 1983 the Fair is now considered to be the most important, prestigious event of its kind in Europe.
Goldsmiths Award - Joseph was awarded a Silver awards in the Technological Innovation category.
Goldsmiths Award - Joseph was awarded two commendation awards in the Technological Innovation category.
Goldsmiths Award - Joseph won Silver at the annual Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design awards in 2013 for the CAD presentation category with his sintered cufflink and bangle collection.
The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council is a industry body which promotes the highest standard in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery industry and allied crafts. As part of the promotion of excellence in silversmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts, the Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
WorldSkills UK - In his first year on the HND jewellery & Silversmithing course, Joseph Jackson won Gold Medal at the WorldSkills UK competition, held at the School of Jewellery, BCU.
"Up against several apprentices from the London Jewellery industry and students from North Glasgow College, Joseph produced an excellent quality piece of fine jewellery to secure first place in the final of this prestigious competition." (Brian Ferry March 2012)