Filipa Oliveira

Filipa Oliveira trained as a goldsmith in Portugal and Scotland at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2011 with 1st class honours. Numerous jewellery institutions have awarded her work repeatedly, affirming her reputation as an expert in contemporary filigree and a leader in disseminating the technique. Recently she has curated a book on contemporary filigree jewellery, featuring the work of innovative filigree artists.

Describe your approach to teaching
In a relaxing atmosphere, I will guide you through each step of the course covering the skills of this ancient jewellery technique through practical demonstrations, handouts and individual practice.
What inspires your own work? 
The history of this ancient technique, processes and methods are the main inspiration to my work, allowing both the past and present to be encompassed within each piece of jewellery.

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