Networking, public speaking and talking is not most peoples favourite thing. At Vanilla Ink we understand the importance of being able to communicate your business, brand values and your work. That’s why we invite writer and director of Poorboy Theatre, Sandy Thomson to deliver a session on confidence in talking to our INKubator Programme. Meet her and find out what you can expect from her workshop during the nine month business development programme.Read More
Learning how to develop and grow your jewellery business after some time out can leave you questioning where to start. Our interview with jeweller Ashley Lovie of Behind Bracken reflects on our jewellery business INKubator and how it has played a pivotal role in the progression of her brand.
My goals were to gain a better understanding of how to run a business, to build on some of my skills and to refine and develop my brand.
You’ve learned how to make jewellery, so what now? Do you want to make jewellery? Do you want to work for another jeweller in the workshop or designing? Or can your skills be transferable and take a different path?
A jeweller can come in all shapes and sizes. Founder, Kate is jeweller but she doesn’t sit at a bench and create jewellery, she sits at a desk and creates opportunities for jewellers. Co-Director, Scott is a goldsmith and spends his time making exquisite pieces of jewellery to be adorned.
In a series of interviews with past INKers, we will talk to jewellers who have shown different journey’s since being part of the INKubator Programme. Up first is Amy Dunnachie from the first INKubator Programme we ran in Glasgow after our move in 2014.Read More