K² is a new Academy of Contemporary Jewellery that offers a conceptual, free-thinking approach to jewellery design underpinned by rigorous technical training. It is founded and directed by jewellery artists and tutors Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger.
K² is the ideal place for those looking for a thorough grounding in jewellery making and design,
who want to step outside the boundaries of the mainstream and think critically about the creative process. Our students learn new skills and traditional techniques whilst experimenting with a variety of different materials, such as base and precious metals, unconventional recycling materials and gemstones. On top of that we introduce them to the professional jewellery industry and teach business skills. Classes are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students, enabling you to spend quality time with your tutors.
Based in central London, close to the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter and Goldsmiths’ Assay Office, K² is located within Cockpit Arts, a thriving community of professional craft businesses, which includes renowned contemporary practitioners. This unique setting offers K² students the opportunity to gain valuable insight into a professional jewellery environment.
K² offers a comprehensive programme of jewellery courses for beginners, creative short courses, master classes and accredited diploma courses. Take a look at the full programme of courses on offer here.