Our Tutors

All Bishopsland’s tutors are practising specialists from a variety of different backgrounds and disciplines

Angela Cork MA RCA


Angela Cork is Principal of Bishopsland Educational Trust and is an established silversmith and industry leader with both a strong technical, design and academic background. She is also a Fellow of Bishopsland.

Her work is represented in many prestigious galleries and exhibitions and many private and public collections including The P&O Makower Trust for the National Museum of Wales, Birmingham Museum & City Art Gallery and the Goldsmiths’ Company.

She has worked to commission for a variety of clients including The Financial Times, St Johns College Cambridge and The Vineyard Restaurant in Newbury.

Rod Kelly MA RCA

Master Class Leader and Senior Fellow, commissioned 1985

Rod specialises in low relief chasing, often inlaying details in fine gold. He makes the silver forms and designs are based upon drawn sketches with decorative chased shapes and patterns. Images are derived from the Norfolk countryside that surrounds his workshop, and inspired by frequent trips to the Shetland Islands.

Peter Musson MA RCA

Master Class Tutor

Peter Musson creates sophisticated silverware by smoothly combining the freedom of making by hand with controlled computer techniques.

He embraces the unique decorative finish of both methods and display evidence of this process. The result is silver pieces that are as honest as they are elegant.

Chris Green MA

Course Tutor

Since completing his first degree in 1980 Chris has worked in various capacities in the jewellery trade, as well as silversmithing and jewellery education

Sheila McDonald MA RCA

Master Class Leader

Sheila originally studied Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art before being drawn towards silversmithing and completing a Masters in Jewellery Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

After many years in Norfolk, Sheila has relocated to Scotland and her current workshop is in Beaverhall Studios, Edinburgh. She also teaches short courses at West Dean College, Chichester.
Sheila is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

Dr Malcolm Appleby MA RCA

Master Class Leader and Honorary Fellow of Bishopsland

Malcolm is a pre-eminent British silversmith, with an international following and reputation. Known primarily as an engraver, he applies these skills to jewellery and metal forms. Designs draw from the natural world, myths and elemental ideas, and personal experience.

The decorative process becomes complementary to the final form.