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SHU Graduate and award winner presents gift to Sheffield Assay Office

Published: 25th May 2024

SHU Graduate and award winner presents gift to Sheffield Assay Office

Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson, was delighted to accept a gift from Sheffield Hallam University graduate and prize winner, Una Lo on Monday 20th May.

Una attended the Assay Office along with course tutor, Chris Knight, to deliver the gift. The talented maker was one of five graduates who received a prize at the Sheffield Hallam University (MA and MFA Jewellery and Metalwork) back in January 2024 as part of her degree show.

Uno Lo award winner - Sheffield Assay Office

The Assay Master has over the years received a wonderful selection of gifts of work from students as a thank you for supporting the BA and MA programmes. On presenting the silver piece, entitled Death of the Dance, Una said of her work

Every living being eventually experiences mortality, but emotions and memories might endure. Jewellery preserves and expresses aspects of human experience beyond the temporality of life.

In order to allow as many people as possible to see the beautiful piece, the Assay Master has kindly agreed to loan the work to the 'Show Your Metal' exhibition at Millennium Gallery, organised by Sheffield Museums Trust opening 13th June 2024.

Find out more about Sheffield Museums Trust here

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

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