Fashion Jewellery Instructor & JDMIS Alumnus
A former school principal, Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Sujata has a bachelor of arts degree and a diploma in fashion jewellery design. She has traveled the world integrating elements of the cultures she experiences into her jewellery creations. She loves to convey to her students not only the importance of professional techniques and quality, but also a unique style and enthusiasm for the fashion world.
Starting her own Jewellery Company
Her passion for Jewellery making and design motivated Sujata to start her own jewellery brand, Mila, in 2016. When it came to creating her brand name, she wanted to make it very unique. Thus, she derived the brand name 'Mila' from her mother's name. What could be more special! Since then, she has produced over 2000 jewellery pieces in her collection. Her ready-to-wear lines of jewellery have been on sale at over 70 exhibitions and venues such as Takashimaya, Isetan, Fullerton, Sheraton Hotels as well as Creative Jewellery Studio’s online store.
Her style is mainly focusing on unique and one-of-a-kind designs using wire sculpting, weaving, and various professional stringing techniques. For many of her necklaces and bracelets in different collections, she had incorporated natural minerals such as Amethyst, Quartz, Jasper and organic materials such as Pearls and Amber. Sujata's inspiration sources are from her travels around the world. Her jewellery creations are proof of her creativity by integrating elements of the cultures she experiences.
An instructor at JDMIS
A dedicated student and prolific practitioner of the Jewellery Arts, Sujata was invited to become a part-time instructor at JDMIS for Fashion Jewellery. She hopes to inspire the next generation of aspiring jewellery artists by tapping on her abundant experiences in ‘Thread and Wire’ jewellery fabrication techniques. She loves to convey to her students not only the importance of professional techniques but also a unique style and enthusiasm for the fashion world.
Other Expert Intructors
Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers.
Alex has been training designers and business owners from the region in 3D jewellery design and manufacturing since 2008: building the CAD/CAM skills of over 400 jewellery professionals. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors'degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and from INSEAD with a Masters' Degree in Business Administration.
Rob Schilling is an expert global trainer, professional coach, jewellery designer, and a JDMIS graduate. Rob has passionate interest and decades of experience working in both jewellery industry and corporate training for C-suite professionals.
A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis.
Sujata Rai Chowdhury
Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Moving to Singapore, she used the opportunity to enrolled into JDMIS and after graduation, she soon became a recognized jewellery artist with her own brand name, Mila
A marine engineer of 24 years, Tameem rekindled his passion for product design in 2004 and graduated from JDMIS' Metal Clay Arts and Digital Jewellery Design programmes. He went on to start his own jewellery and production label, creating hundreds of designs for his customers before eventually joining JDMIS as an instructor to impart his practical knowledge to the next generation of jewellery designers.
From a microbiologist, Michelle ventured into jewellery crafting as a hobby but eventually wanted to turn it into a full-time career. Michelle is passionate and highly experienced in Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Making.