Kelvin Birk

K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery

School - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery is the ideal place for those who want to develop their jewellery design and making skills, whilst stepping outside of mainstream boundaries and thinking critically about the creative process. Our students learn new skills and traditional jewellery techniques whilst experimenting with a variety of different materials, including base and precious metals, gemstones as well as unconventional recycling materials and found objects. In addition, we introduce them to the professional jewellery industry by teaching business skills. Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 10 students, enabling you to spend quality time with your tutors.

K2 offers a comprehensive programme of all-level jewellery courses, creative short courses, masterclasses and SQA accredited diploma courses.

K2 Academy was established and is directed by jewellery artists and tutors Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger, both of whom have 20+ years of experience in goldsmithing, metal work and tutoring. They are dedicated to sharing their extensive knowledge.

The students benefit from K2’s central London location, close to Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter and the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office. K2 is based within Cockpit Arts, a thriving community of professional design and craft businesses, which includes renowned contemporary practitioners. This unique setting offers K2 students the opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a professional jewellery environment.

K2 establishes itself as a place of intellectual exchange, spurring on new ideas and providing an environment for inspiration to flourish.