Make Your Mark, the UK’s leading career development and networking event for emerging designers, apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades, returns this February.
Make Your Mark, the UK’s leading networking and career development event for new precious metal designers and makers, returns to Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London on February 5 2019. Now in its fifth year, the event comes complete with a treasure trove of opportunities to help emerging designers, apprentices and students of jewellery and the allied trades develop successful careers in the field.
The free event is open to apprentices; students on a UK-based precious-metal-related full or part-time course whether at degree level, a short adult education or privately tutored course; tutors; masters; and those looking to enter the trade.
Make Your Mark 2019
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN
Dates: 5 February 2019
Times: Tuesday 10am – 8pm
Free entry for students, tutors, apprentices and masters or anyone looking to enter the trade.
Make your Mark features:
- A RANGE OF INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS OFFERING EXPERT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
Institute of Professional Goldsmiths
Hand Engravers Association
Monnickendam Diamonds Ltd
The Goldsmiths' Centre
GIA (Gemological Association of America)
Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Contemporary British Silversmiths
HS Walsh & Sons
Simply Rhino & Wax Masters
Stephen M Goldsmith
National Association of Jewellers
TH March & Co Ltd
VS Jewellery School
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council
Assay Office Photo Booth supplied by Flashmat!
Representatives from the Goldsmiths’ Company, Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office and Goldsmiths’ Centre will also be on hand to offer advice on hallmarking, internships, grants, and training opportunities.
STALLS selling beads, tools and much more
- LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS including diamond cutting, hand engraving, and stone setting
- SIGNPOSTING SESSIONS WITH BENCHPEG
Your chance for face-to-face advice with experts mainly focusing on starting out in the trade.
- FREE HALLMARKING REGISTRATION PACKAGE
The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is offering all students a Laser AND Punch Hallmarking Package for free. This means you can choose whether to have your hallmark applied by laser or punch each and every time you send your work to us. (Usually a student registration is only laser registration). This unrivalled package comprises a 10-year registration and laser software set-up in preparation for laser hallmarking.*
- MAKE YOUR MARK AWARDS
All details here!
- TALKS PROGRAMME
A comprehensive programme with informative talks by industry specialists runs throughout the day. All talks held in the Drawing Room (each approx 30 minutes + question time). Times below.
- THE MODERN BUFFET PLATE will be on display at Make Your Mark. Read more here.
- POP UP CAFE
Enjoy hot drinks and a selection of snacks in the beautiful surrounds of the Dining Room of Goldsmiths' Hall - a chance to network, catch up with friends and colleagues, and rest your feet!
*Terms and Conditions (In addition to our standard terms and conditions) • Only available to apprentices and students currently studying on a recognised full or part time precious metal related course. • Only available to those who have not already registered for hallmarking at any time with the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. • The promotional code will be available on the event day and expires midnight 10.02.19. Applications for free registrations using the code made after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances. However, applicants may still be eligible to apply for our standard full and part time student packages. • Only one application may be made per person. • This promotion is not available to tutors. • Applications must not be made in respect of a third party. • There are no cash or credit alternatives to this promotion. • Sponsor’s punches ordered through this promotion will only be created upon receipt of the first packet of work. Punches take up to 3 weeks to create so the first packet of work may be delayed to allow for this. Subsequent packets will be processed as normal. • Sponsor’s punches ordered through this promotion will remain the property of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office and will, at all times, be retained on site.
Tuesday 5 February
Welcome to Goldsmiths' Hall and the Home of Hallmarking - BOOK HERE
Eleni Bide, The Librarian at the Goldsmiths' Company
Eleni Bide will give you a brief overview of the Company, what it means to you and some of the star makers throughout history and today you will be joining when you register.
The Essential Guide to Hallmarking - BOOK HERE
Dave Merry, the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office
Dave Merry, Head of Training, Education & Trading Standards Liaison, will discuss everything you need to know about hallmarking.
Creating a Jewellery Brand - BOOK HERE
Bobby & Tommy White
Bobby White stands out among leading British jewellery designers as being one of the few who combines craftsmanship and traditional skills, together with a flair and passion for design to create dramatic and technically complex fine jewellery. As Bobby’s reputation has grown, he has been approached by a roster of international stars to design and make pieces, including Prince, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Rihanna, showing Bobby’s youthful and fresh approach to design with technical perfection. Bobby White and his brother Tommy to give our Make Your Mark visitors an exclusive insight into how they built the Bobby White jewellery brand.
Make Your Mark 2019 Awards Announcement
We will be presenting a range of prizes for both finished pieces or design drawings of jewellery and silverware items that best celebrate the London hallmark.
How to Create and Protect Your Brand - BOOK HERE
Jo Gregory, Partner, Joelson Lawyers
Jo Gregory qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and is a partner at Joelson Lawyers, an exciting entrepreneurial company that specialises in start ups and growing the businesses of their clients. Jo has particular specialism in the field of contentious Intellectual Property built up over many years. This includes Trade Mark infringement; passing off; copyright infringement; registered and unregistered design rights and reputation management for clients and works in the Fashion and Retail team. In this talk, Jo will outline the first steps and considerations in starting up your own brand and the support that might be available to fledgling businesses.
The Essential Guide to Hallmarking - BOOK HERE
Adam Phillips, the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office
Adam Phillips, Account Manager, will discuss everything you need to know about hallmarking.
Making Money from Your Scrap - BOOK HERE
Gary Williamson, Director Presman Mastermelt
Have you ever wondered how you can make money from your scrap materials and how much money you throw away through disposing of waste you could recycle? Gary Williams, Director of Hatton Garden company Presman Mastermelt, reclamation specialists based in London's Hatton Garden will explain how you can make money from your scrap materials.
How to Present Yourself to a Gallery - BOOK HERE
Jos Skeates, EC One
Founder and CEO of leading London gallery EC One, Jos Skeates will give visitors to Make Your Mark 2019 tips and tricks on how to approach a gallery to sell your work, how to avoid common pitfalls and the best ways to present your work. EC One has been at the forefront of promoting new and upcoming talent which included Shaun Leane, Stephen Webster and Alex Monroe.
10.30am Setting Back Your Hallmark - David Cawte - ex Garrard Silversmith and Antique Silver Restorer. Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
1pm Professional Wax-Carving - Russell Lownsbrough
2pm Creating a Bespoke Jewellery Commission - Justin Wilson, Goldsmith
3pm Setting Back Your Hallmark, David Cawte - ex Garrard Silversmith and Antique Silver Restorer. Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
4pm The Making of the Agutter Rose Bowl - Angela Cork, Silversmith
6pm The Contemporary British Silversmiths Skills Training Programme - Jessica Jue, Silversmith
In addition, there will be demonstrations on other stands throughout the day from the Hand Engravers Association, Contemporary British Silversmiths, West Dean - conservation, and the Gemological Institute.