The Estonian Academy of Arts is the only institution in Estonia that educates professionals in the jewellery and blacksmithing fields at the BA and MA levels.

Our aim is to provide the students with a general knowledge in the humanities; to develop their abilities in the visual arts; and their self-expression skills in the jewellery and blacksmithing arts. And also, to provide them with the knowledge and skills for specialised work, by developing their talents and creative thinking.

  • The faculty members in the jewellery and blacksmithing department are working artists, who actively show their work in Estonia and abroad, participate in specialised projects, deal with professional development, write and publish articles and books, and participate, as experts, on panels and in decision-making bodies.
  • Generally, the orientation in design is on unique jewellery, and in blacksmithing, on architectural details and monumental art objects.
  • The people who significantly shape our environment should be more than simply artisans, but professional artists and designers, who can be equal partners with architects and interior designers – the department’s blacksmithing side deals with this.



Darja Popolitova Metanoia XII
Sofia Hallik Homeosis_III 2015
Rait Siska ja Risto Tali
  • Our Jewellery and Blacksmithing department is really strong in the field of contemporary jewellery. I learned not only technical or artistic approaches, but also the philosophy of jewellery art. In addition to being remarkable artists and teachers, Kadri Mälk and Tanel Veenre also give great business advice, like artist-gallery etiquette, image development, professionalism, etc.
    Sofia Hallik
    MA Jewellery and Blacksmithing '15
    Current PhD student
Julia Maria Künnap. WHY IS IT ALL OVERGROWING - brooch. Nephrite, gold. 2017
Three artists from the EKA Jewellery department (previous and current) have been selected for Schmuck 2018 and 1 artist (current) has been selected for Talente 2018 - these are major international exhibitions that are put through rigorous selection processes, both events occurring in Munich during Munich Jewellery Week in March 2018. Schmuck and Talente 2018, held at the Internationale ...
On Wednesday, 4 Oct at 5.30pm will be open lecture “The Battle For Beauty” by jewellery artist Philip Sajet (The Netherlands/France). The lecture will take place at Estonia pst 7, room 426. * www.philipsajet.comBiographyPhilip Sajet was born in the Netherlands in 1953. His studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, were followed by an apprenticeship with Francesco Pavan in Padova, ...
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Contemporary jewellery exhibition OBSERVA(C)TION will be opening on Thursday, 18th of May at 3 PM in the Russian Theatre. The exhibition displays the works of the second course students of the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. OBSERVA(C)TION is an analysis of human behavioral patterns and everyday rituals. Whether it is a candid or public observation, ...
Ryo Saito
On Tuesday, March 21 at 5pm open lecture in Estonian Academy of Arts by Prof Ryo Saito from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo. Lecture will be held in room 426 (Estonia pst 7 4.floor). Everybody is welcome! * 齋藤良|RYO SAITO 1974 Born in Saitama, Japan www.ryo-saito.com
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TSIRKUS - Contemporary Art Jewellery - Objects March 17 – April 17, 2017 / Saaremaa Kunstistuudio / Saaremaa, Estonia “They are enthusiasts, devotees. Addicts. Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent. They seek each other out, these people of such specific like mind. They tell of how they found the circus, how those first few steps were like magic. ...
Sofia Hallik “Born-Digitals” 26.01.-14.02.2017HOP gallery Tallinn Hobusepea 2 You are kindly invited to Sofia Hallik’s solo exhibition “Born-Digitals” in HOP gallery.Sofia Hallik (1991) is a jewellery artist and PhD student at the Estonian Academy of Arts (since 2015). In her doctoral thesis "Theomorphic Jewellery Essence by Means of Virtuality and Autonomy" (supervisors prof. Kadri Mälk and ...
On Wednesday 12th Oct and Thursday 13th Oct is possible to see results of experimental casting workshop in hall of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia pst 7. Keywords of masterclass: VALU - CASTING VALU - PAIN VALUVORM - MOLD VALU VORM - TYPE OF PAIN Ache, hurt, grief, sorrow, world-weariness, sentimental pessimism, Weltschmertz or just P.I.T.A (the most prevalent pain in the world)? ...
Art jewellery exhibition at EAA Gallery, Tallinn A symptom is a sign, peculiarity or a deviation from the normal state and is usually considered as independent and uncontrollable. This is something frightening and strange that shall be relieved, liquidated or suppressed. A symptom is a superficial manifestation of an underlying cause, however humans and their bodies form an integral whole, ...
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Estonian Academy of Arts’ II year students are opening the Gates of Hell at Patarei Prison on the 12 th of May, 6 PM. We will bring the medieval vision of Hell out of the books, take a look at what is around us in the world today, and ask: what is sin, what is punishment, and what is infernal in our lives right now? Has Hell changed? Or, are some tortures unchanging and everlasting? The ...
SCHMUCK 2016, Handwerksmesse, Munich 24.02-01.03.2016 Curators Thomas Cohn and Tanel Veenre The best of contemporary Estonian jewellery art will be on display as part of the Schmuck 2016. Altogether 13 artists are repesented in the ESTONISHING ! with more than 50 works. The artistic intersection of artists is a quest for jewellery' s primary elements through a contemplative approach, as well ...