s.19 Silversmiths

(J) Junior          (S) Senior

This section is sponsored by the Birmingham Assay Office. 

Any larger scale work, functional and/or decorative for example: tableware, vessels, silverware etc. can be entered in this section. Judges will be looking for technical competence, fine craftsmanship and excellent finishing.

Entry Form Requirements

There will be placeholders on the entry form for you to explain your design concept and the tools or techniques / processes that you have used. We encourage entrants to use these placeholders wisely. The information you provide will be ensure that judges can make informed decisions. 

The placeholders are: 

  • Material information: Materials used to produce the piece/s. (Max 150 words) 
  • Processes used to produce the piece/s: It is important that you write down all the techniques you have used to make your piece and especially whether any elements are created using technology. This will be used in the judging process and you may be at a disadvantage if it is unclear how the piece was made. (Max 150 words)

In addition, if another craftsperson helped to finish / create your entry (i.e. polishing / engraving) they may enter your piece as a separate entry under the relevant craft section (i.e s.20 Polishers) This is a great way to champion the crafts and the collaborative nature of our industry! 

(J) Rebecca Oldfield - Chased Iris Wall Sconce
(J) Rebecca Oldfield - Chased Iris Wall Sconce

Birmingham Assay Office is now one of the largest Assay Offices in the world and provides assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act. It has been a centre of expert opinion and independent assessment of jewellery and precious metals for nearly 250 years. During recent decades it has expanded its services to include Diamond, Gemstone & Pearl Certification, Jewellery, Watch and Silverware Valuations, nonprecious metal testing, product safety and quality assurance testing, as well as educational training and consultancy.

Additional sections to enter

Have you considered entering your piece into a 3D Design section or an additional 3D Craft section as well?

09 Jan

Online entry deadline (for ALL entries)

25-27 Jan

All 3D entries submission / post-in days @ Goldsmiths' Centre, London

28 Feb

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall, London

09-11 Mar

Collection & post-back of entries; The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

 

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