About

© Mirka Janeckova 2013

Statement

I see my jewellery as a container for wearer’s emotions, memories and hopes. My pieces refer to the body in an abstract way, exploring the relationship between people and their subconscious mind.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

2014 - 2016

Royal College of Art, London

MA Jewellery and Metals (Distinction)

 

2009 - 2013

Glasgow School of Art, School of Design

BA Hons (First Class) Silversmithing and Jewellery

 

Aug - Dec 2011

NSCAD Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

exchange study program

 

 

Awards & Bursaries

 

2016 Winner,Jewellery Unlimited’ Professional Development Award,

Association for Contemporary Jewellery

 

2016 Finalist Stanislav Libensky Award, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2016 Swarovski sponsorship (RCA)

 

2016 Finalist, Scottish Graduate Craft Awards, The Inches Carr Trust, Dundee

 

2015 National Association of Jewellers Centerary Trust Award

 

2015 The Most Innovative New Collection - Editor's Choice Award at IJL

 

2015 Kickstart Bursary, International Jewellery London

 

2015 Behrens Foundation Bursary (awarded by RCA)

 

2014 Creativity Contest, Torino, Italy - 2nd prize winner

 

2014 Finalist, BKV Price , Munich, Germany

 

2014 Jacob Ladder Residency

 

2013 Richard H Arroll Memorial Price

 

2011 Friends of GSA Travelling Grant (Exchange at NSCAD, Halifax, Canada)

 

2010 Ede&Ravenscroft Price

 

 

Residencies:

 

Cove Park Craft Residency, Jul 2014

 

Glasgow School of Art, Sept 2013 - Jun 2014

 

Hospitalfield Graduate Residency, Aug 2013

 

 

Professional Development:

 

2015 - Getting Started, The Goldsmith Centre, London

 

2014 - Get Clients Now, The Design Trust (awarded by New Desingers One Year On)

 

2013 - Ignis Assets business mentoring scheme, Glasgow