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Karla Newell

3-Dimensional Design and Architecture, Curriculum Co-Leader
Central Saint Martins
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Karla  Newell


I am a jewellery designer and an educator. I lead the 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture curriculum area on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins. I teach jewellery, footwear and fashion accessories on the course.

I have taught previously at Sheffield Hallam University and Middlesex University.

I am a practicing jewellery designer/maker, producing one-off pieces to private commission. My work features in the V&A permanent collection. I am also involved in the design of domestic outdoor spaces and gardens. Jewellery and garden design come together in my overriding interest in traditional craft skills and the investigation of surface texture, pattern, and detail.

I won the Royal Horticultural Society and Daily Mail National Garden Competition. Over the years my garden design has had much publicity and exposure in the national press and on television.

  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Art, Design and Communication, UAL
  • MA(RCA) Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art
  • BA(Hons) Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts, City of London Polytechnic