Nicolas Estrada

Talking Practice: Nicolas Estrada

Talking Practice | Nicolas Estrada | Lecture and book signing

6-8pm | Wednesday 20th June | School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre and Atrium


Talking Practice is delighted to welcome internationally-renowned jeweller and author, Nicolas Estrada, to speak about his journey into contemporary jewellery and his work as a publisher.

Nicolas will share his keynote presentation – ‘Carving My Own Way: Creating beyond jewellery’ – from the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference in Portland, Oregon (May, 2018), and explore some of the risks taken and his successes and failures, enjoyed and endured! He will also reflect on his experience of compiling and publishing five books on the contemporary jewellery field, and there will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies after the talk

Do join us for this informal talk and book signing. The evening will begin in the lecture theatre, and the talk will be followed by a glass of wine and the opportunity to purchase books, in the School of Jewellery Atrium.

Nicolas Estrada – Biography

Having left Colombia for Barcelona to work in marketing, Nicolas Estrada’s career path took a dramatic turn that led him to the Escola Massana. There he first encountered the world of jewellery, discovering in it a galaxy of expressiveness replete with infinite possibilities. A relentless researcher, his curiosity and passion for jewellery has taken him all over the world. Guided by a sense of balance and refinement, Nicolas has pursued diverse courses of study ranging from gemmology, setting and carving techniques, as well as research and work in traditional Berber Kabyle jewellery and filigree techniques from Colombia, culminating in a masters degree in Gemstone Cutting and Jewellery Design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Idar-Oberstein, in Germany.

He has published five books on jewellery, each drawing on 500+ designs from around the world: New Rings (two editions: 2011; 2016), New Earrings (2013) and New Necklaces (2016) and New Brooches (2018).

We look forward to seeing you.

Zoe + Sian

Zoe Robertson + Sian Hindle


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