Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Awards 2018: Winners Honoured at Goldsmiths Hall

The presentation of the annual Awards of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Awards took place at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on Monday 26th February 2018. The competition rewards excellence in technical skills and creative design in precious metals and related materials. 

Hosted by Theo Fennell, the evening welcomed over 300 guests, including world-renowned jewellery houses, notable sponsors, industry associations, leading designers and the UK jewellery press. 

GC&DC Chairman, Andrew Putand, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s Award winners, who have again impressed the Council and our judges, with fine examples of craft and design skills across many specialist sections. Our expert industry judges frequently commented on the exceptionally high standard of entries this year, and we are pleased with the number of entries that met Council’s benchmark for Gold Awards in 2018. The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards mark a positive start to the year for our junior and senior entrants, and the Council was pleased to celebrate and enjoy their success on Monday night through these great Awards.”

Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council honours a member of the UK industry with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, this was presented to husband-and-wife team, Patrick and Vivian Fuller who have together built one of the largest and most successful UK jewellery businesses, with a strong reputation for design and innovation. Patrick and Vivian were presented with the LAA silver medal by The Goldsmiths’ Company Prime Warden, Judith Cobham-Lowe, and Mr Tom Fattorini, sponsor of this award.

An exhibition of winning highlights from the 2018 Awards will be open to the public at Goldsmiths’ Hall from 27 February to 2 March, with a late evening viewing until 8pm on the Wednesday 28 February.

Patron Awards 

Highlights included:

  • Miriam Hanid: Goldsmiths’ Company Award
  • Simon Coldicott: Baird  & Co. Award 
  • James Kydd: The Podolsky Award
  • Susan Blackler: Ingle & Rhode Award for Fairtrade Jewellery Design
  • Sonia Cheadle: The International Jewellery London (IJL) Award
  • Sam Hunter: Brown & Newirth Award 
  • Timon Eidi Tio: The Vipa Designs Award
  • Matthew Hart: The Theo Fennell Apprentice and Master Award

Radiance Dish by Miriam Hanid, Winner of the Goldsmiths' Company Award

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