Practice Based PHD
Contemporary European Narrative Jewellery


Contemporary European Narrative Jewellery: the prevalent themes, paradigms and the cognitive interaction between maker, wearer and viewer observed through the process, production and exhibition of narrative jewellery.

  1. How might contemporary narrative jewellery be defined?
  2. To what extent does cultural identity affect creative outcomes?
  3. What are the prevalent European themes?
  4. How do source, process and practice interact during the creative process?


I hereby declare that all material in this textual dissertation is my own work and contains no material previously submitted for the award of degree by this or any other university. Submitted to The Glasgow School of Art for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Jack Cunningham, The Glasgow School of Art
Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery, July 2007

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