Monthly Archives: November 2016

Selection of students work at MKG Arts and Crafts FairSelection of students work at MKG Arts and Crafts Fair

25th Nov-4th Dec 2016, MKG Arts and Crafts Fair, Hamburg

8 Central Saint Martins graduates – 4 BA Jewellery Design and 4 BA Textile Design – are among the first students from a UK university to exhibit in the 2016 MKG Messe Kunst und Handwerk (Arts and Crafts Fair).

BA Jewellery DesignColine Assade (top image) , Chloé ValorsoLucie Davis, Florance Tebbutt.

BA Textile DesignIrene Infantes (bottom image), Jade Anderson, Molly McAndrew, Katherine Plumb.

For over 130 years, the MKG Messe Kunst und Handwerk (Arts and Crafts Fair) has offered contemporary craft artists and designers a space in which they can present their work to a broader public. The spectrum of work on show encompasses the fields of jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, wood, and tableware, produced by hand as unique pieces or in small editions.

This year a total of 66 finalists were selected to exhibit at the international fair, which has become a central forum for the meeting of cultural knowledge of craft techniques, the properties of various materials and sustainable processing methods.


Selection of students work at MKG Arts and Crafts FairSelection of students work at MKG Arts and Crafts Fair

( Above image: Katherine Plumb )

Selection of students work at MKG Arts and Crafts Fair



winners left to right yanmi Adriana max roxanne Kate Rebecca and Annabel

3rd year BA Jewellery student Yanmi Lui (first from the left) was placed second for her design The Simplicity of Braille.

The winners of the inaugural Make Your Mark Awards were announced at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday night. The competition aimed to challenge students working in precious metal, with prizes awarded for the best design of a precious metal piece incorporating a UK hallmark within the design.


BA Jewellery student Veronika Fábián wins the hungarian ‘Ékszerek Éjszakája Budapest 2016’ or Night of Jewellery Art Budapest 2016 competition for contemporary jewellery . Her award-winning work was exhibited at the Contemporary Architecture Centre.

4th-6th November 2016 The festival also showcased contemporary jewellery from international designers in 30 locations throughout Budapest and in a number of spaces and contexts including; galleries, private ateliers, gift shops, and interior design shops. 


Valerio Jewellery launches Chloé Valorso’s debut designer ring collection, Pre-History IKON.

Picture of Chloé Valorso's work‘I immersed myself in the history of jewellery, going back to the source of adornment and its magical meanings. As a new designer out of Central Saint Martins, the notion of sustainability is at the centre of my thoughts’

The thirteen-piece collection is created solely from Fairtrade Silver, 14k and 18k Fairtrade Gold, that has been sourced from the Sotrami Fairtrade certified mine in Southern Peru. The pieces – primal is character – are an innovative interpretation of mythology. Designed to act as amulets that empower the wearer through their compelling symbolic qualities and deep sense of history.

Greg Valerio MBE, Founder of Valerio, notes:

There is no doubt in my mind the future of designer jewellery rest in the hands of ethically uncompromising young designers. For to long the jewellery consumer has been sold an ethically shallow product. I want to see a generation of new designers break free from the pallid luxury convention established by the European heritage brands. The future of jewellery is in the hands of fresh brave designers like Chloe, who rightly put human rights and environmental protection at the heart of the design journey‘.