Training / Education:
- 2001 - 2004
- Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design UK
- BA (Hons) Jewellery Design
- 1998 2004
- Several short courses in jewellery making and design, including chasing, new materials and contemporary jewellery designs
Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):
- Lines & Spaces Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, England
- 2005 Directions Central Saint Martins, London, England,
- 2005 Getting Started Goldsmiths Hall, London, England,
- 2005 Future Map Design 2004, London, England,
- 2004 New Designers, London, England,
- 2004 Elements (degree exhibition, Central Saint Martins 2004), London, England 2004
Awards / Grants:
- The Brian Wood Memorial Medal (2004)
- Brian Wood were the leader of the jewellery course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and the medal is given to the best individual design among all the graduates designs.
- Travel award from ACJ (The Association for Contemporary Jewellery)
- The award was given in 2004 to cover some of the costs connected to participating in inhorgenta europe 2005 in February 2005.
- The 6. inhorgenta europe Innovation Prize (2005)
- The Prize was given at inhorgenta europe 2005 as one of four for innovative jewellery design.
Collections (Private & Museum):
- Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Contemporary Collection, London, England,
- Participant in Month Rings Book (2004)
- (see www.barbara-schmidt-schmuck.de/en_books.htm)
- GZ ART + DESIGN, International Jewelry Magazine, THE FUTURE OF DESIGN IS FEMALE, February 1/2005, p. 34-35.
Flowing forms inspired from bent wood in furniture and ships have been the basis for playing with curves that change directions, define shapes and suggest forms in an attempt to make sculptural jewelry, which arouses curiosity and imagination. Following this inspiration the main material used is wood and its ability to be formed has been emphasized by combination with metal.