Eligibility to apply is determined as follows:
- Applicants must be of British nationality or foreign nationals who are resident and working in the United Kingdom. Students with work permits will not be eligible for consideration.
- Workshops, as well as individual designers and craftsmen, are eligible.
- The website is specifically designed to promote work in precious metals. Accordingly, all work featured in the website must be in hallmarked precious metals. Exceptions may be made for: Mokume gane and art medals, although at least 50% of art medals illustrated by a particular designer should be in precious metals.
- All work must be made and hallmarked in the United Kingdom.
Should you wish to apply, please send the Editor:
- Your CV
- at least six high quality colour photographs of recent work. (Printed photographs)
- 2 – 3 examples of your work
- the address for applications is Richard Webb, Goldsmiths Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN (Telephone: 0207 606 7010)
A price guide for each piece should also be included.
Applications are vetted by a panel of advisers appointed by The Goldsmiths’ Company.
The panel will base its decision on the following criteria:
- Work should be of merchandisable quality and should be demonstrably of a high standard of craftsmanship.
- Designs should show flair, imagination and innovation.
- Articles should also clearly demonstrate added value in terms of the design element.
Applicants are contacted as soon as the vetting panel has made its decision. The panel’s decision is final.
If your application is accepted, the fee for being represented in one section of the directory – Silver, Jewellery or Art Medals - for an initial two-year period is £100 +VAT. There is an administrative charge of £20 +VAT for each extra section.
Meetings take place four times a year, in January, April, July and October. Please contact the editor for more details about the next Application Meeting. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email the Editor at: Richard.Webb@thegoldsmiths.co.uk