About us

Who we are

Respect for materials, for craftsmanship, for honest endeavour, for excellence.

Bishopsland is an internationally recognised Postgraduate Centre of Excellence. The one year full-time residential course is designed to provide a bridge between a University degree and the ability to forge a career as a self-employed silversmith or jeweller. There is strong focus on core silversmithing and jewellery skills, honed via one-to-one tutorials and coaching, and Masterclasses given by Appleby, Kelly, Arnold, McDonald and other distinguished master craftsmen. Please go to Who’s Who for more on our Tutors and Master Class Leaders.


  • Howard Dellar, Chair of Trustees
    Senior Partner, Lee Bolton Monier-Williams LLP
  • William Makower (MBA Imperial)
    Managing Director, Panlogic Ltd
  • Jane Mather MA (RCA)
    Managing Director, M Makower & Co Ltd
  • Andrew Nugee
    Founder, Imagineear
  • Rosemary Ransome-Wallis
    Former Art Director & Curator of Collections at Goldsmiths’ Hall
  • Rebecca Van Rooijen
    Co-Founder & Editor of Benchpeg


  • Founder and Principal: Penelope Makower MCSD
  • Executive Director: Claire Murdoch
  • Charity Administrator: Emma Boutell
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