Open call for annual talent showcase


Shine 2021: Open Call

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The Goldsmiths' Centre's annual new talent showcase in jewellery and silversmithing, Shine, returns online in 2021. Applications are now open to UK designer makers, who are within the first five years of running a business to exhibit their new collection to potential customers, buyers and the wider industry.

Participants will be given the unique opportunity to undertake a valuable online skills training programme, delivered by the Goldsmiths' Centre. Specifically tailored to their needs, the training will cover all key aspects of how jewellers and silversmiths should best present themselves and their work in person and online, culminating in an online showcasing opportunity. 


Shine 2020 exhibitor Caitlin Hegney assembling her brooch

Past Shine exhibitors have included jewellers Ella Fearon-Low, Caitlin Hegney, Harriet Morris, William Sharp and silversmiths Suzanne Seed, Katie Watson and Heidi Carthew.


Charlotte Dew, Public Programme Manager for the Goldsmiths’ Centre explains: “The Goldsmiths’ Centre is a charity that supports creative and talented emerging makers offering a platform to thrive, connect and collectively grow skills and businesses. This year we have widened access to our programmes, and the number of individuals that we support through them, in recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the marketplace and early career opportunities.”


Jeweller and former Shine participant Ella Fearon-Low explains: “Being part of Shine provided me with a fantastic platform to reach new types of customers and build my profile within the industry. The training we did on selling jewellery and silver was amongst the most useful and practical I have ever received and was the perfect chance to hone our skills before the ‘Meet the Maker’ events. A fabulous experience and one that has helped me step my work up a level and to feel more confident about my practice.”


Applications open on 19 May 2021 at 9am and close on Monday 21 June 2021 at 5pm. For more information and to apply visit


Jessica Green


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