Simon Fraser

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Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design Programme; Course Leader and Subject Leader Jewellery, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery.

My practice-based research ranges from jewellery and performance to curating exhibitions and critical commentary on contemporary design. My avant-garde, highly crafted, public live arts iterations of theoretical and innovative design thinking and practice, are staged at venues like the ICA and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

My jewellery practice includes studio work, directional fashion collections and broader luxury industry consultancies. Since visiting India in 1994, I have been engaged with design and micro/small scale manufacturing in developing countries.

For internationally touring events like ‘onepartcheffourpartsdesigner’ I collaborate with designers and specialists from around the globe to create innovatory, sensual design experiences.

The reflective element of practice informs curation of exhibitions e.g; ‘Contemporary Japanese Jewellery’ (Crafts Council, London 2002), ‘Alchemy’ (The British Council, Middle East, 2007).

I regularly lecture and my books include ‘Contemporary Japanese Jewellery’ Merrell, London (2002); and Chapter 4, ‘The Persistence of Craft’, A&C Black, London (2003).