This year’s prize for the Best Use of Non-Precious Metals was awarded by the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers to 2014 graduate Vicky Lew. The prize, judged by metalsmith Alistair McCallum, Andrew and Francis Balcombe, Piers and Maria Baker, Diana Hughes and Erica Stary, recognised Vicky’s use of anodised aluminium and pave-set gemstones to express the fleeting image of a bird in flight.
This year’s Swarovski Award was judged by the team from Swarovski, jewellery designers Fernando Jorge and Beanie Major and was presented by Burak Cakmak, head of Corporate Responsibility at Swarovski.
Congratulations to Hoonik Chang, the recipient of this year’s Avakian Scholarship awarded for outstanding achievement and to support his final year of study.
The J&J Bursary was awarded to 1st year student, Chloe Valorso, and this year a special bursary went to Ami Matsumitsu, also a 1st year student – tremendous congratulations to both.
Three Theo Fennell Awards 2014 were given to Ruiyin Lin for Best Overall Collection, Vicky Lew for Best Design and Joo Hye Kim for Best Technical Achievement. Congratulations to all three winners for their success.
The award was judged by the team from Theo Fennell and presented by designer Rachel Hopkins.
Congratulations to Hoonik Chang for receiving the Cartier Portfolio Award at the BA Jewellery Design Awards Evening. Hoonik will now undertake an internship at Cartier in Paris.
Well done also to runners up Wizal Wang and Kota Okuda for being commended by the Cartier team for their outstanding work in the competition.
Congratulations to Edie Charles, who won the Boodles Award for best collection, judged by Carol Woolton at this year’s BA Jewellery Design Awards Evening.