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We are thrilled to announce that three first year Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design students have been named as winners of the British Art Medal Society’s annual Student Medal Project. The Student Medal Project encourages and promotes the art of making medals throughout art colleges in the United Kingdom. Each year over one hundred student medals, from as many as fifteen art colleges, are submitted for judging for prizes and selection for exhibition.

Gonçalo Camboa, wins Grand First Prize for (R)EVOLUTION, Gonçalo will be awarded £750 presented by the Worshipful Company of Founders.

Zoe C. Huang, wins the Prize for the Best Political Medal, for ‘The Herbie’, Zoe will be awarded £100, given by David Brodie in memory of John Herbert.

Kar Yan Luk, wins a merit award for  I Can Reach Both Sides.

Congratulations to all three students, who will be featured in a catalogue to come out at the end of April. Some of the winners will also be selected to exhibit their medals in an exhibition at the University for the Creative Arts,  Rochester, opening on 27th April.

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Final year student Eloise Kramer has been announced as the winner of the Solange Azagury-Partridge Award for 2018. Eloise will receive £2,000 towards the realisation of a special ring for her degree show collection, come and see it finished during the CSM BA Jewellery Design Degree show which will take place 19-24th June 2018. Congratulations Eloise!

 

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

Screen Shot 2016-11-02 at 12.55.06.png‘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‘.

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In 2015 LOEWE collaborated with artist jeweller Ramón Puig Cuyàs.
Celebrating this partnership as part of London Craft Week, the brand, led by Jonathan Anderson, invited Ramón Puig to Central Saint Martins to talk about creating jewellery with non-precious material . Ramón inspired the guests and students with a discussion on his approach to craft.