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Apprentice Sam Bowles Set Free

Earlier this month our apprentice Sam Bowles completed his apprenticeship and was made a Freeman of The Goldsmiths' Company.

To end the apprenticeship, and mark the occasion, he had to present a masterpiece to the Court of Wardens with his Master, Dave Merry.  

Sam made a silver vase based on a skull and a Day of the Dead theme with Steve Wager.  

Read about the history of apprenticeships within The Goldsmiths' Company online.

Date Published: 31 July 2017

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Q&A with Kate Hainge, Make Your Mark Awards 2016 Prize Winner

Kate Hainge was awarded the second prize in the Jewellery category at the Make Your Mark Awards 2016 for her Magnifying Ring design. One of the prizes was a mentorship with esteemed British jewellery designer Stephen Webster, who has been designing and making jewellery for more than 40 years. After starting out in the jewellery industry as an apprentice in London’s Hatton Garden, the Stephen Webster brand is now known the world over for its bold design style while celebrating traditional craftsmanship.

Kate tells us what she has taken away from this invaluable and unique experience.

Date Published: 26 July 2017

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