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 Malcolm Appleby, Rod Kelly, Ndidi Ekubia, Bryony Knox and other distinguished master makers. 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
  • Andrew Nugee
    Founder, Imagineear
  • Glyn McIntosh
    Former Executive Director of Bishopsland Educational Trust
  • Karin Paynter
    Creative Director of ERA5050
  • Rebecca Van Rooijen
    Co-Founder & Editor of Benchpeg


  • Penelope Makower MCSD: Founder and Principal
  • Claire Murdoch: Executive Director
  • Emma Boutell: Programme Coordinator
Latest news Applications for Bishopsland residencies starting September 2022 are now closed