Jocelyn Burton 1946 - 2020

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Sara Jocelyn Margarita Elissa Burton (10 January 1946 - 5 April 2020) was an award-winning British silver and goldsmith. Burton was the first woman to receive the City and Guilds of London Institute top award, the Prince Philip Medal.

Jocelyn Burton, 74: Effervescent silversmith and a first freewoman

The Times: When in 1974 Jocelyn Burton became the first female freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths the certificate that she was handed had to have the words “son of” Roland Burton crossed out in ink, to be replaced with “daughter of”.

A determined figure, Jocelyn spent a large part of her career as a silversmith carving her way through the male-dominated profession.


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