Here at Vanilla Ink we fully believe that branding is more than a logo, actually, we think you don’t even need to have a logo! It’s people’s biggest misconception about running a creative business. Find out more about what we mean in our recent interview with our Industry INKspert ilka, our brand expert as part of our Vanilla INKubator business mentoring programme.Read More
How do you set up, grow and sustain your jewellery business? Vanilla Ink can help you navigate your way into setting up and running your jewellery business. Our INKubator Programme is delivered by industry experts who each share their knowledge and skills to give you the confidence to take your practice to the next level.
In our latest blog post we speak to Carol Sinclair, the glue that holds the programme together and a woman you will grow to miss! A ceramist and business advisor for over 15 years, she delivers workshops that are interactive, thought provoking and sometimes uncomfortable, but promises to be challenging and give you the skills for life.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
INKubator Prize Winner, Lois Jane pitched her business plan to a panel of experts and won our £700 worth of visual communication with Stark Studio. Lois takes over our blog and shares her INKer experience.Read More
We are thrilled to announce the Inkers of 2018, 7 emerging jewellers and silversmiths join us from across the country for our 9 month Vanilla Ink Professional Development Programme.Read More