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

News and events


Open lecture_jewellery artist Jiro Kamata

Jiro Kamata, 1978, born in Hirosaki, Japan. Artist that lives and works in Munich, studied at The Academy of Fine Arts Munich, with Prof.Otto Künzli and has works at the following collections: Hiko-Mizuno Collection, Tokyo. Marzee Collection, Nijmegen. Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection, Basel. Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia. The work of Jiro Kamata is fascinating because of it's ...


The co-exhibition of two young jewellery artists – Hanna-Maria Vanaküla and Hansel Tai– will be opened in Hop Gallery at 6pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018. Hanna-Maria (1987) is an Estonian jewellery artist and optometrist. She is currently finishing her MA studies in the department of jewellery and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Hansel (1994) is a Chinese artist and ...

Open lecture by Charon Kransen “Has contemporary jewelry matured?”

Charon Kransen established Charon Kransen Arts in New York City in 1993, in order to promote exciting jewelry from around the world in North America. The work is presented annually at various American art fairs, such as SOFA New York, SOFA Chicago, SOFA Santa Fe and Art Palm Beach and the Int. Art and Design Fair in New York and at select galleries specializing in contemporary crafts and ...
Julia Maria Künnap. WHY IS IT ALL OVERGROWING - brooch. Nephrite, gold. 2017

EKA Jewellery department represented in Shmuck 2018 and Talente 2018

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 ...
Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

The Quality Assessment Council of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) has given institutional accreditation to the Estonian Academy of Arts for the maximum period of seven years. The international committee that carried out the assessment highlighted EAA’s thorough and participatory development activities and cooperation both within Estonia and ...

OPEN LECTURE_Jewellery artist Philip Sajet `THE BATTLE FOR BEAUTY`

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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Opening of OBSERVA(C)TION – contemporary jewellery exhibition students of Estonian Academy of Arts at Russian theatre on May 18th

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, ...
  • 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