Monday, 18 May 2015

Finalists for the Saul Bell Jewellery design awards 2015

I look forward to the Saul Bell Design Award each year because of the beautiful designs and artistry of the shortlisted pieces.
The award is split into six categories, with five finalists per category (seven finalists in the emerging artist category).
There will be one winner per category with awards given for design, ‘an original vision, a fresh take on traditional methods and materials and a mastery of your craft’

The six categories are
  • Gold/platinum
  • Silver/argentium
  • Metal clay
  • Enamel
  • Holloware
  • Alternative metals/materials
  • Emerging artist

I have picked my personal favourites from each category (it’s a bit difficult in the metal clay category as three of the finalists are friends of mine!)
You can see the jaw dropping work from all the finalists here

Gold/platinum

Kent Raible, finalist of the Gold/platinum category
What a stunning piece, I love the asymmetric design  

Silver/argentium
Andy Lucas, finalist of the Silver/argentium category
Every time I look at this piece I notice something else! I love the layering in this piece.

Metal clay
Ivy Solomon, finalist of the metal clay category
The design and use of colour in this piece caught my eye

Enamel
Kristin Holeman, finalist of the enamel category
I love the storytelling in this necklace

Holloware
Phillip Peck, finalist of the holloware category
I can’t begin to think about how I would make this!

Alternative materials and metals
Una Barrett, finalist of the alternative materials and metals category
I love the ammonites and the layering in this piece

Emerging artist
Chloe Henderson, finalist of the emerging artist category

What an unusual design, really impressive

This blog post was originally written for the London Jewellery School blog and was posted on 8th May 2015. This is an adapted version

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