Institute of Professional Goldsmiths pass skills down to Recent Jewellery & Silversmith Graduates


Generation to Generation: Recent Graduates complete Mentorship with Award Winning Goldsmiths

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Eight recent jewellery and silversmithing graduates have taken their first steps towards establishing promising careers by completing a pilot mentoring scheme with award winning members of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, made possible by a grant provided by the Goldsmiths' Centre. 

Graduate silversmiths Danniella Wilde, Anna Peake, Will Romeril, Abigail Marsh and Jayne Rimington; as well as jewellery designer makers Hannah Viner and Louisa Warren were given time and advice by each of their experienced mentors, helping them to enhance their skills and expand their knowledge. 

Over the eight months they gained confidence and deepened their understanding of useful technical skills as well as organisations, networks, resources and specialist suppliers. In August 2019, the mentorship programme culminated with a celebration event at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, which brought together all participants and allowed them to showcase their work and discuss their new skills gained during the programme.

Silversmith Abigail Marsh commented:

“I feel this has been an amazing experience and opportunity for me. The practical side has allowed me to learn new techniques and I have been given the opportunity to learn as there are no courses on these. The conversational side has given me a massive insight into where to look for help and guidance and groups to join that I never knew about. I think learning from a person in the industry gives you first hand advice and is something that no one else can teach you.”


Jessica Green


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