The student award winner was announced as Smaranda Maria Voican from Central Saint Martins, for her “Reveal” ring. The judges felt this design was both simple and effective and beautifully presented and ultimately demonstrated how jewellery can be made more interesting because of the application of the hallmark.
The Graduate Award was awarded to Ninka Duval who studied at British Academy of Jewellery for her “Thirteen Hundred” ring. The judges felt this piece demonstrated great craftsmanship, subtlety in the use of the hallmarks alongside the design which celebrated the London hallmark.
Silversmith Angela Cork presented the awards at Make Your Mark on Tuesday 5 February 2019. She delivered a stirring account of receiving her hallmark for the first time, and how the hallmarks are "a makers signature and a lasting record of each creation". Read a transcript here.
Goldsmiths’ Fair is delighted to be bringing a selection of jewellers and silversmiths to Collect 2019. Returning for our second year, established jewellers and silversmiths will include Kayo Saito, Jean Scott Moncrieff and Adrian Hope, amongst others. They will also be showing work by recent graduates, including Callum Partridge, who was part of the Goldsmiths’ Fair graduate scheme in 2018.
Applications to exhibit at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2019 have now opened and will close at midnight 28 February. Applications for the Graduate Bursary Scheme open for the same period. The Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be advised of the outcome thereafter. Full details are here.
The 37th Goldsmiths’ Fair (23 September – 6 October) will once again showcase the finest new collections from the most talented UK-based designer-makers working in precious metals. Last year, 138 exhibitors took part and more than 9,000 people visited the event.
Over 10,600 Royal Mint coins went on 'trial' in London on Tuesday 29 January in one of Britain's oldest judicial processes – the Trial of the Pyx – which takes place at Goldsmiths’ Hall. The Goldsmiths' Company have been responsible for the proceedings since 1580.
The deadline for entries for this year's Make Your Mark Awards is midnight on Friday 11 January.