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Contemporary British Silversmiths 25th Anniversary Award

Published: 15th December 2021

Contemporary British Silversmiths 25th Anniversary Award

Here at Sheffield Assay Office, we are delighted to sponsor a new collaborative ‘Industry Award’ for emerging makers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Contemporary British Silversmiths. 

The brief, for those who are eligible to take part, is to design a piece of contemporary silver using up to 1kg of silver bullion on the theme of 'Contemporary British Silversmiths’ 25th Anniversary' and, more generally, ‘celebration’ as inspiration. The design may be functional, sculptural or conceptual and may incorporate other materials with silver.

The judges will be looking for innovation through design, judicious use of materials, and a proposal that contributes to contemporary thinking in silver design.

The deadline for entries is Friday 21st January 2022 and applicants will be informed of the outcomes by the end of February.

Click here for all the details on how to take part

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