Elsa Tierney

Elsa Tierney is a jewellery designer maker, specialising in wax carving. With multiple Goldsmiths Awards for wax carving, Elsa has over 15 years experience working as a jeweller within the jewellery trade. Elsa studied Jewellery making & Silversmithing at Sir John Cass and also graduated there in Fine Art. She teaches at the Goldsmiths Centre on the foundation course, she has taught in multiple independent jewellery studios in London and also taught a two day wax carving course at the Aoyama School of Jewellery and Metalsmithing in Japan Tokyo. Featured in Vogue, Elsa will be exhibiting for a second year at the Goldsmiths Fair and she is a member of The Society of British Jewellers and the British Art Medal Society.

Approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is tailored to the individuals’ needs, offering skills and experience needed to make the kind of designs you want to continue working on after the course.

What inspires my work
My work is inspired by art and sculpture, growing up in a creative family and visits to museums like the V&A and British Museum collections of ancient treasures.

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