Julian Stephens has been a practicing silversmith and jeweller for the past 25 years. He has taught at Pruden and Smith in Ditchling and then at his own workshop in Brighton where he has run his own successful goldsmithing business since 2003. He is a member of the British Jewellers Association.
Describe your approach to teaching.
Solving problems is at the core of my teaching practice. Sharing knowledge, offering guidance and exploring different methods and techniques are all part of the joy of this ancient craft.
What inspires your own work?
My own works are often creations inspired by forms and structures produced by the simplest lines and textures.