Anastasia Young in her studio.

ANASTASIA YOUNG MA (RCA)

Anastasia Young is a UK-based jewellery artist, author and lecturer, whose work has been exhibited internationally. Young’s eclectic jewellery is often project based and driven by a combination of ideas and technical investigation; she uses narrative to explore both the design of a piece and its display when not being worn. Examples of her work are held in the permanent collections of the Science Museum, London and Central Saint Martins Museum, and she has won awards for her jewellery and her hand engraving work.
 

Anastasia is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, where she lectured and taught short courses in jewellery making for 20 years. She currently teaches at the prestigious School of Jewellery in the historic Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. She is the author of four technical jewellery books - The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques (Thames & Hudson), Gemstone Settings and The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook (both A&C Black); the fourth title New Jewellery Techniques: Curved Scoring and Folding for Metalwork and Silversmithing was co-authored with her long-term partner Paul Wells and will be published by Hoaki in Autumn 2022.
 

Anastasia Young is well known internationally as an educator through her teaching and writing and has taught jewellery classes as far afield as Chile, in affiliation with the British Council. She also sits on the board of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery and is involved with the Hand Engravers Association, the Society of Jewellery Historians, the Society of Authors and the British Arachnological Society.

Anastasia Young is a jewellery artist, author and lecturer, whose jewellery has been exhibited internationally. Young’s eclectic jewellery is often project based and driven by a combination of ideas and technical exploration. She uses narrative to explore both the design of a piece and its display when not being worn.

Having written three technical jewellery books (Thames & Hudson, A&C Black) which have been translated into seven languages, Anastasia Young is well known as an educator, through her teaching and writing. She regularly lectures at Central Saint Martins and Morley College.

 


EXHIBITIONS  |  PUBLICATIONS  |  ARTIST TALKS  |  AWARDS  |  EDUCATION


 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS       

Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London and Assay Office, Birmingham. 2022

 

Inscribed: The Craft of Letter Cutting, The Goldsmiths' Centre, London. 2019

 

Dislocated Systems, WeWALKA Gallery, Santiago de Chile. 2018

 

Adorned Spaces, ACJ Group Show, SNAG Conference, Portland, Oregon. 2018

 

Shelf Aware, Central Saint Martins Group Show, Vitsœ Showroom, Munich Jewellery Week. 2018

 

20:20 Visions, Celebrating 20 Years of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford; Sheffield Institute of Arts; The Goldsmiths Centre, London; ACJ Conference venue, Sheffield; School of Jewellery, Birmingham; Crafts Study Centre, UCA Farnham. 2017

 

Celebrating Barbara Christie, Morley College, London. 2017

     

Sleight of Hand, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh;  The Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent; Plymouth College of Art Gallery. 2015

WeWALKA Gallery, Santiago de Chile. 2015

      

Stainless, Galvanise Festival, Sheffield. 2013

 

Fresh, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. 2013

 

Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. 2013

    

Set: 40 Years of Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, London. 2012

      

Conceptual Jewellery, Putti Gallery, Riga, Latvia. 2011

     

Experiments from the Spiders’ Laboratory, solo exhibition, Stables Gallery, London. 2006

      

Graduate Showcase, Galerie Marzee, Holland. 2004

 

The Show, RCA, London. 2004

       

A Bright Future, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London. 2002

 

Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany. 2002

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS          

New Jewellery Techniques: Curved Scoring and Folding for Metalwork and Silversmithing, by Anastasia Young and Paul Wells, Hoaki. 2022

            

New Bracelets, Nicolas Estrada, Promopress. 2020

 

Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox, Mark Fenn; Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2017

     

ECLAT: The Masters of New Jewelry Design, edited by Montse Borras; Promopress. 2014

 

Behind the Brooch, by Lorena Angulo; Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2014

     

The Guide to Gemstone Settings, by Anastasia Young; A & C Black. 2012

 

Showcase: 500 Rings, edited by Marthe Le Van; Lark Books. 2012

 

The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques, by Anastasia Young; Thames & Hudson. 2010

  

The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook, by Anastasia Young; A & C Black. 2008

        

The Earrings Book, by Yvonne Kulagowski; A & C Black. 2007

 

The Art of Jewellery Design, by Elizabeth Olver; A & C Black. 2002

 

ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES   

Developing Practice through Technical Innovation, with Paul Wells. Contemporary British Silversmiths 25th Anniversary Symposium, Celebrating Silver, De Montford University, Leicester. 2021

   

Artist Lecture to 1st year CSM BA Jewellery students. 2020
    

Autonomous Objects, Artist talk, WALKA Studios, Santiago, Chile and Morley College, London, UK. 2018

  

Clase Magistral, Artist talk, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. 2015

 

AWARDS     

Silver Award, Senior Engravers, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Council Awards. 2022       

 

Engraved paperweight at the Science Museum, London. 2013


Silver Award, Silver Jewellery, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. 2013

      

Commissioned by the International Palladium Board, “Palladium Visions” project for London Fashion Week. 2012
      

Commissioned by The British Art Medal Society. 2005
 

Commendation, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. 2005

       

The Royal Mint Medal Competition, ESG Robinson Charitable Trust Award. 2004

     

Work selected for the collection of the Central Saint Martins Museum, London. 2001

 

 

EDUCATION      

MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art. 2004

      

BA(hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL. 2001

 

 


EXHIBITIONS | PUBLICATIONS | AWARDS | EDUCATION


 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015        

Sleight of Hand, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh;  The Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent;Plymouth College of Art Gallery.

WeWALKA Gallery, Santiago de Chile.

 

2013        

Stainless, Galvanise Festival, Sheffield.

Fresh, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.

 

2012        

Set: 40 Years of Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, London.

 

2011        

Conceptual Jewellery, Putti Gallery, Riga, Latvia.

 

2006        

Experiments from the Spiders’ Laboratory, solo exhibition, Stables Gallery, London.

 

2004        

Graduate Showcase, Galerie Marzee, Holland.

 

2002        

A Bright Future, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London.

Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014       

ECLAT: The Masters of New Jewelry Design, edited by Montse Borras; Promopress.

Behind the Brooch, by Lorena Angulo; Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

 

2012        

The Guide to Gemstone Settings, by Anastasia Young; A & C Black.

Showcase: 500 Rings, edited by Marthe Le Van; Lark Books.

 

2010

The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques, by Anastasia Young; Thames & Hudson.

 

2008        

The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook, by Anastasia Young; A & C Black.

 

2007        

The Earrings Book, by Yvonne Kulagowski; A & C Black.

 

2002        

The Art of Jewellery Design, by Elizabeth Olver; A & C Black.

 

EDUCATION

2004        

MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art.

 

2001        

BA(hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL.