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Winners at the 2024 Annual Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards

Published: 20th March 2024

The 2024 Goldsmiths Competition Awards

Held at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on Monday 4th, March 2024, this important annual awards ceremony was opened by the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council’s chair Anne-Marie Reeves, and hosted by Council Trustees Maeve Gillies and Judith Lockwood,

The event welcomed 300 guests, including representatives from world-renowned jewellery houses, notable sponsors, industry associations, leading designers, and the UK media.

Anne-Marie Reeves told guests and award winners,

“It’s both an honour and privilege to be standing here tonight as chair of GCDC and part of this amazing industry. For those who are starting on that journey, be inspired by those who have gone before and set the high standards we all aspire to. For those stars of the future, the world is your oyster!

Sheffield Assay Office were delighted to have supported the Awards for a number of years and as the company celebrated its 250th anniversary, Assay Master Ashley Carson choose to sponsor the 2D Hand Rendering Award. The award was won by Stasia Parker and our congratulations go to her on this wonderful design.

Stasia Parker's award-winning 2D Rendering design...

Stasia Parker, winner of the 2D Hand Rendering Award - Sheffield Assay Office

Other significant awards were won by Sheffield Assay Office registered customers:

Ben Ryan for his 250th anniversary dish...

Silver display by Ben Ryan - Sheffield Assay Office

Shinta Nakajima for his chased Acanthus sculpture...

Silver display by Shinta Nakajima - Sheffield Assay Office

Ryan McClean’s Fractural bowl...

Silver display by Ryan McClean - Sheffield Assay Office

Huge congratulations to all the winners and especially those who were honoured with Special Awards.

The Craftsmanship and Design Awards are unique to the British jewellery industry and allied trades in rewarding excellence in technical skills and creative design in precious metals and related materials. The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC), which operates the competition, actively encourages all craftspeople and designers in the industry – as well as apprentices and students – to enter their work.

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If you missed this year’s awards, the awards exhibition is touring to Birmingham Assay Office during March and then will be on display at The Goldsmiths’ Centre for a 10-week summer exhibition and events programme, July to September 2024.

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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