About Melanie

From her London studio Melanie combines traditional approaches with new applications, creating sculptural jewellery that uses geometry as a tool to explore the relationship of form to the body. An independent jewellery designer/maker with an individual style of jewellery handmade in precious metals to a very high standard she specialises in a bespoke service.

Melanie is involved in various aspects of the jewellery trade from design and manufacture through critical writing and facilitating creative and professional development. Projects undertaken are research, writing, editorial work, teaching, exhibition installation and facilitating professional development. She has undertaken contracts with institutions and corporations as varied as Swarovski, Transitions Optical, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ and the British Council when she undertook a two- month applied arts creative residency in the autumn of 2010 at Turquoise Mountain’s Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Trained in Bermuda, Canada, New York and London; she holds an MA Design: Jewellery from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is a director of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, where she was actively involved as Assistant Editor of their newsletter for over 3 years, a licentiate (with distinction) of The Society of Designer Craftsman and is involved in The Society of Jewellery Historians having previously served as Reviews Editor on the Editorial Board for Jewellery History Today, The Society’s magazine. She has taught courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and at a private jewellery school in Islingston.

Melanie has been doing work for The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ since 2007, originally in their Library structuring and cross-referencing archival material, and recently managing and coordinating training and professional development programmes and events for the Goldsmiths’ Institute, the training and educational arm of the Goldsmiths’ Centre a new purpose built facility and charity developed by the Company.

Melanie sees her working practice as an example of a comprehensive and industry tailored approach. Her studio/workshop is based in the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London – a visionary new development for the jewellery and silversmithing industries, their allied trades, the local community and the general public. www.goldsmiths-centre.org

For further information visit www.melanieeddy.co.uk

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6 Responses to About Melanie

  1. Thomas M. LaVanway says:

    Dear Melanie,
    Ross was kind enough to send me the address to your blog-o-sphere. WOW, what you are doing is way adventurous, i.e. you are an adventurer, which is way cool and something I have always aspired to be. Congratulations, good luck, have fun, keep your head down.
    All the best,
    Tom LaVanway
    (Piglet’s friend)

  2. Jason says:

    Have an amazing time my fearless sister!! Sent the link to a few of our friends/family so you need to keep us all updated! x

  3. Riaz Hussain says:

    Hey Mel,
    Your brother and all his friends are very proud of u… praying for a safe and fruitful trip… will be following the blog and have passed it on to a few other ppl.
    Riaz

  4. Tim Chamberlain says:

    Hi Melanie,
    Great to see you arrived safe and sound. If its any consolation…I flew into Sydney and then to Uluru…only to see the great red rock in the pouring rain! Had an amazing time. Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures.
    Kind Regards,
    Tim Chamberlain (from the London to Dubai flight)

  5. Fabiana says:

    Hi Melanie,
    Your work is absolutely amazing! I look forward to reading about your adventures in Afghanistan! What a great experience! So make sure to keep us updated on your blog. :o)

  6. Cherie Richardson says:

    To my dear sister and friend, I have been proud of you since i’ve known you. Melanie you have always shown your desire for adventure and new experiences. I’ve been reading your blog submissions and what your experiencing is a chance in a lifetime, you had to do this. Continue to show us your attitude for GREATNESS. Continue to embrace other cultures, follow your passions, and to DREAM BIG – DO BIG – BE BIG. You are FABULOUS.
    I am blessed, thank you for allowing me to share in this experience with you. Technology once again eliminating the distance between us.

    Love ya myrtle

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