Two women dressed in black each wearing one end of a very long necklace A picture of Boisbuchet Lin Cheung speaking to a group of participants at Boisbuchet

Locating The Precious – 25 – 31 August 2019
Lin Cheung was invited to give a workshop at Boisbuchet. ‘Locating The Precious’ invited participants to freely explore ideas concerning preciousness and where that might be located by responding to the immediate environment and using readily available materials.
For over 25 years, CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole), the non-profit organisation running Boisbuchet’s program, organises interdisciplinary workshops. Participants from all over the world live and work here together with noted designers, architects, and artists – not to come up with perfect results, but to gain insights into the creative process and the challenges involved.

A picture of Lin's work A picture of Lin Cheung's workThe award ceremony of Françoise van den Bosch Award for contemporary jewellery Lin Cheung receiving the Françoise van den Bosch Award for contemporary jewellery

Many Congratulations to Lin Cheung our Year 3 tutor, Lin was presented with The Françoise van den Bosch Award for contemporary jewellery on the 10 November 2019. The Françoise van den Bosch Award is presented bi-annually to an internationally renowned jewelry designer with an influential body of work and voice, on the recommendation of an independent jury.

The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation is named after the Dutch jewelry designer Françoise van den Bosch (1944-1977). It seeks to promote contemporary jewelry design by supporting young talent, rewarding proven talent and bringing contemporary jewelry to the attention of a broad audience.

For ‘A Symposium on crafts : Lin Cheung celebrated in style’ click here to read full article.

Picture of Mizuki Tochigi working in the jewellery workshop

Congratulation to Mizuki Tochigi our 2019-2020 Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships recipient.

LVMH and Central Saint Martins have enjoyed a close relationship over many years, strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the three original Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships, and sponsorship of the LVMH Lecture Theatre, a versatile space hosting a wide range of thought provoking events and lectures.

Over the years CSM LVMH collaborative projects have resulted in design proposals for a number of Maisons, including sustainability and innovation projects across all CSM disciplines.

Find out more about Mizuki’s work here

Logo of Bright Young Gems

Congratulations to Isla Gilham, Eloise Kramer and Wen-Ju Tseng as the winners of IJL’s Bright Young Gems for 2019.

Now in its fifteenth year, IJL’s illustrious Bright Young Gems project selects talented designers who are recent graduates or current students of jewellery schools in the UK. These star designers of the future get the unique opportunity to exhibit their work at IJL, a premier jewellery industry show, as well as benefit from dedicated mentoring from jewellery experts before and during the event.

See the full article here


Picture of Diane Jung receiving the award

Picture of Diane Jung's winning work

Congratulation to Diane Jung for winning the Annoushka Outstanding Graduate Award 2019, presented by Annoushka Ducas.

Diana’s collection reflects her interest in the texture, smell and symbolism of laundry. She recalls the sight of a pillowcase on a washing line – an intimate possession, exposed to onlookers as it dries.

Picture of Jing Jiang receiving the award from Annoushka

A picture of Jing Jiang's work

Congratulation to Jing Jiang for winning second prize the Annoushka Outstanding Graduate Award 2019, presented by Annoushka Ducas.





Danqi Zhao receiving the award from Margarita Wood

Danqi Zhao's work

Congratulation to Danqi Zhao for winning the Brian Wood Memorial Medal, presented by Margarita Wood.


Danqi’s collection draws on her training in Chinese painting. She wants to remind us of the value of traditional techniques. For instance, the dents that she makes in enamel simulate the effects achieved by brushstrokes on rice paper. The white enamel resembles porcelain, but the unpredictable quality of the metal produces areas on the brooch that are faded or burned.