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Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence

12 Jun 2015


Victoria Radcliffe and Ashley CarsonLast night (Thursday 11th June) Assay Master Mr Ashley Carson was delighted to present the Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence to Victoria Radcliffe. Victoria received a cheque for £500 for her beautifully crafted metalwork entitled ‘A Subliminal Mind’. The work consisted of a series of drinking vessels. These were made in precious and base metal, textured are riveted with rock handles.

Victoria is one of 19 students exhibiting work as part of their final year degree show from the BA Jewellery and Metalwork course at Sheffield Hallam University.  Victoria said ‘I am delighted to have won the prize’ A real boost to the end of my time at Sheffield Hallam University. 

This is the 22nd year that the Assay Master has awarded a prize and continued to support the degree programme .

The standard of work this year was extremely high both in terms of the design and craftsmanship, pieces were imaginative, innovative and expertly displayed by the students.  A vote of thanks was given to the tutors and lecturers of the degree programme for their continued dedication to the jewellery and metalworking practice in the city.

The work will be on display in the Harmer Building, Sheffield Hallam University from Saturday 13th – 19thth June 2015 and will then be displayed at New Designer in London from 24th – 27th June.

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