Eleven Students to reicieve Goldsmiths' Centre's Precious Metal Grant

Goldsmiths' Centre Precious Metal Grant Winners Announced

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The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Precious Metal Grant is an annual competition which provides 750 of precious metal bullion to a select group of Jewellery and Silversmithing students across the UK, providing the opportunity to translate their designs into precious metal. 

This week, The Goldsmiths’ Centre announced the eleven winners of its prestigious Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant competition. The grant offers students the opportunity to showcase their design skills using up to £750 worth of precious metals, supplied by Cookson Precious Metals (London). The finished pieces form part of the students’ final degree show, many are also showcased at other graduate shows and at New Designers, a unique event for fresh design talent.

Previous Winner, Wenju Tseng's final piece, Credit my Education. 

The competition received more than 60 applications, a 100% rise on 2019, with HND, BA and MA level students applying from universities and colleges in Glasgow, Ulster, Dundee, Farnham, Edinburgh, Leicester, Rochester and London. The judging panel, which included Former Creative Director of Astley Clarke Lorna Watson, silversmiths Clive Burr, Mary Ann Simmons and Jessica Jue as well as jewellers Paul York, and Kerry Seaton were excited by the range and outstanding quality of the design proposals received.

A huge congratulations to the 2020 winners, who are:

Silversmithing category

• Brodie Birss, Bishoplands Educational Trust

• Roxanne Reynolds, Royal College of Art

• Katie Watson, Bishoplands Educational Trust

• Nicholas Harrington, Glasgow City University

Jewellery category

• Michelle Currie, Glasgow School of Art

• Daniela Groza, Edinburgh College of Art

• Celeste Hill, Glasgow School of Art

• Lara Hirst, Royal College of Art

• Yanan Li, University of Edinburgh

• Christine Milroy, Glasgow School of Art

• Megan Murray, Glasgow School of Art

Julia Skilton, Education and Partnership Officer at the Goldsmiths’ Centre explains:

The eleven winners of the Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant will now be able to transform their jewellery, silver or associated designs into precious metals. We’re also looking forward to seeing some of them take part in a skill swap session where paired up with current Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentices, they will gain new understanding on how to best make their designs a reality.”

Find out more or express your interest for next year here.


Jessica Green


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