s.31 Wire Innovation

These two Awards, sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers, seek to encourage and reward innovative design and making, incorporating original/actual wire (no casting) in all its forms across jewellery, smallwork and silversmithing.

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! 

Joanne Thompson - Hanna Chain Necklace - Winner of the Gold Wyre Drawers Award 2021
Joanne Thompson - Hanna Chain Necklace

Winner of the Gold Wyre Drawers Award 2021

The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers (GSWD) promotes and supports the modern usage of gold and silver wire and thread.

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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