Central Scotland School Of JewelleryCentral Scotland


The school is led by Jo Pudelko who is an experienced tutor and jewellery lecturer who also runs a successful jewellery business. Cecilia Stamp is an experienced jeweller as well as a textiles & print designer and Jenna McDonald works as a contemporary jeweller from her studio in Creiff. The school is please to welcome the expertise of Shirley Lowe, a recent graduate who champions ethical making. Claire Moore’s experience in commercial jewellery is a wonderful addition to our skill set and we are also lucky to have a fantastic group of visiting tutors teaching weekend workshops on a range of exciting techniques.

Jo Pudelko

Jo Pudelko is a professional, contemporary jewellery artist who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 and was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies to Postgraduate level.  She has ten years professional experience and her work is consistently selected for national and international exhibitions including ‘Selected’ at the Dovecot, Edinburgh and SOFA in Chicago in 2013. Her work has also been featured in several books.

Jo is the Lead Tutor at the Central Scotland School of Jewellery and an experienced jewellery instructor. For the past six years she have been teaching at Edinburgh College of Art where her main focus is the delivery of technical and design skills for first year students within the Jewellery & Silversmithing department. She has also been a visiting lecturer within the 3D Design department at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the Jewellery department at Duncan of Jordanstone.  Jo also teaches a weekly evening class in Edinburgh.

Cecilia Stamp

Inspired by abstract forms from machinery, architecture and the man-made, Cecilia creates graphic and super wearable contemporary jewellery. With an eye for colour and shape, she uses various materials including enamel, resin and precious metals to make each piece by hand in her studio in Glasgow. As well as her ready-to-wear range, Cecilia takes commissions ranging from custom colour-ways to wedding bands and engagement rings.

Cecilia graduated with First Class Honours in Jewellery & Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art, and went on to complete an MDes in Printed Textiles from the School of Textiles & Design, Galashiels.

As well as jewellery, Cecilia is a freelance textiles and print designer.

Jenna McDonald

Jenna McDonald is a Perthshire-based contemporary Jewellery Designer. Graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2009 with an Honours Degree in Jewellery & Metalwork, Jenna has exhibited and sold her work throughout the UK and internationally. Opening her independent retail business in 2012, Jenna promoted some of Scotland’s leading contemporary designers alongside her own work for over six years.

Today she works from her home studio where she creates statement pieces of jewellery inspired by her natural surroundings. Working predominately with anodised aluminium allows her to explore her love of colour resulting in vibrant and striking collections. Jenna supplies her jewellery to several Scottish retailers and attends design markets and fairs.

Shirley Lowe

Shirley graduated from Duncan of Jordonstone with a first class honours degree in Jewellery and Metal design. She has come to making jewellery as a second career after working as a body piercer/tattooist for 25 years.

During her work for her degree show she developed a passion for Ethical Making, her work covers everything from the reduction of chemicals in the workshop to the recycling of silver in her pieces and from waste reduction to recycled packaging and business cards.

Shirley works with nature to create her pieces and supports nature in the creation of her work.

Claire Moore

Having completed her degree in jewellery design and making at Duncan of Jordanstone, Claire served her apprenticeship with a reputable jeweller for 9 years before going into business with her colleague and mentor Steven Heggie and his wife Sharon. In June 2018 they opened their jewellery shop on Linlithgow High Street – Jewellery by Design and have had a very successful first year. Shown here are a few pieces from their Palace Collection, designed by Claire and inspired by the beautiful burgh of Linlithgow.

On the Bench


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