Past Successful Graduates
Stephen WebsterSchool: University for the Creative Arts
Field of Studies: Jewellery and Silversmithing
Website Reference: http://www.uca.ac.uk/creative-careers/success-stories/stephen-webster/
Major Achievements: Stephen is the Founder and Creative Director of the internationally renowned luxury jewellery brand, Stephen Webster.
Stephen studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at one of our founding colleges – the Medway College of Design – at the age of 16.
He established his company in 1989 and, with one of the largest jewellery manufacturing and design studios in London's West End, Stephen is widely considered to be one of the international scene's most accomplished and exciting designers. The company has expanded globally with close to 200 points of sale worldwide as well as boasting flagship stores on London's Mount Street and Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
A number of famous faces have worn one-of-a-kind pieces created by Stephen Webster, including Madonna, Sharon Stone, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Carrie Fisher, Pink and Christina Aguilera. He has also created jewellery for Elton John, Jay Z, Ozzy Osborne, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke and Russell Brand, to name but a few.
In a career spanning some 38 years, Webster has received numerous accolades including a three-time win of the British Luxury Jeweller of the Year Award, Diamond Jeweller of the Year, Jewellery Designer of the Year and UK Jewellery Brand of the Year.
At UCA in 2007 we awarded Stephen an honorary Master of Arts degree for his outstanding contribution to the arts, and he also holds the honour of being a Liveryman of the City of London.
In January 2013, Stephen was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for his services to training and skills in the British jewellery industry.
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