Tuesday 1 March, 2016

The 2016 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards

The 'Oscars' of Precious Metalworking

The winners of the 2016 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of precious metalworking in Britain – were announced at Goldsmiths’ Hall last night.

The exhibition, featuring the prize-winning entries, directly follows the award ceremony. Open at Goldsmiths’ Hall from 1-4 March, the display provides a fascinating insight into the artistry and craftsmanship of today’s leading jewellers, silversmiths and goldsmiths.

Brian Williamson, Teapot & Defuser

Award-winning works across the competition’s 25 categories are on display.

They include:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: David McCarty
  • Senior Award: Brian Williamson
  • Junior Award: Chloe Lightfoot
  • Silver Award and joint winners of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers Award: Heather Woof, Slinky Necklace; Laura Williams, Stone Set Wire Stickle Ring
  • Gold Award and the National Association of Jewellers Award: Samantha Rose, Meadow Interchangeable Jewellery Links
  • Theo Fennell Award: James Kydd, ‘Conventus’ Razor Box & Razor
  • Cooksongold Gold Award in Silversmithing and Cooksongold Award: Alex Brogden,Johnson Silver Vase
  • Cooksongold Gold Award in Silversmithing: Brian Williamson, Teapot & Defuser
  • Gold Award in Fashion-led Conceptual Jewellery: Beau Han Xu, Swimming Crystals inside Splash Glass Shelter
  • Gold Award and Primassure Ltd 2D Designer Award: Sian Evans, Woven Silver Tracechain & Pearl Necklace
  • Gold Award in Craft-Modellers and joint winners of the Hean Studio Gold Award: Robert Elderton, Portrait of Karis; Gavin Haselup, The Blind Leading the Blind
  • Gold Award in Jewellers and Brown & Newirth Award: Ornella Iannuzzi, Tazanite Crystal Pendant
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office Award in Technological Innovation joint winners: Silvia Weidenbach, Coloured Brooches; Ieva Mikutaite, Set of 2 Expanding Bracelets
  • Gold Award in Precious Jewellery (Silver) and IJL London Award: John Moore, Silver Disk Necklace with Diamonds
  • Gold Award in Precious Jewellery (Gold/Platinum/Palladium): Amanda Mansell,Concentric Circles Ring
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