MEET THE TEAM
Lisa Arnott is the founder and Director of SilverHub Jewellery School and Studios. She is a principal lecturer.
She has a BA Honours degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art and a MFA (with outstanding distinction) in Design, Jewellery and Metalwork from Sheffield Hallam University.
As a jeweller, Lisa’s practice focuses towards exhibitions, commissions and research projects. Her jewellery has been exhibited in Australia and throughout the UK including the Open Eye Gallery and Visual Arts Scotland.
Lisa has over 15 years of experience as a designer and has taught within adult education, further education and community based learning. She is passionate about enabling people to discover their creativity through the medium of design. Lisa holds a PGCE from Heriot Watt University and has certificates in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.
Jessica Howarth has been at tutor at SilverHub Jewellery School since 2015.
Jessica studied Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, graduating with a 1st Class BDes (Hons) in 2011. She has also gained a Masters with Distinction in Education from Glasgow University in 2019.
Jessica has exhibited both locally and nationally. She has received numerous awards including the City of Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award, The International Teaching Artist (ITAC) travel bursary and The Princes Trust Award. Jessica is a professional member of Applied Arts Scotland, The British Society of Enamellers and The Association of Contemporary Jewellery. She is also a member of Engage - a professional body promoting good practice in design and visual arts eduction within the community and museum sector.
Carolyn Kinnaird has been a tutor at SilverHub Jewellery School since 2016.
She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a BA in Design and Applied Arts. She then spent time travelling around the world, returning to Edinburgh in 2016 from Melbourne, Australia, where she held a residency at NorthCity4 studios and was an assistant to Melbourne based jewellery designer Vicki Mason.
Kinnaird Jewellery combines inspiration from her travels, particularly through countries such as Peru, Morocco and Vietnam. Here, Carolyn was captured by the scale of tribal styles of jewellery and by the intricate detail attributed to traditional tribal tattooing.
Through Carolyn's innate contemporary style and vision, Kinnaird Jewellery realises the influence of these tribal idiosyncrasies on her work through the creation of uniquely bold, yet simplistic forms.