s.33 Horn & Polymers
A piece of jewellery or decorative product containing horn and/or plastics showing innovation in design and proficiency in horn/plastics shaping.
This award is sponsored byThe Worshipful Company of Horners'
You are invited to design and produce distinctive Jewellery, smallwork or silversmithing taking innovative approaches in design and construction that incorporate and embody horn and/or polymer.
The winning entry will feature fine detailing, functional craftsmanship and excellent utilisation of horn and/or polymers as a decorative and complimentary feature. We recommended that horn should be your first consideration due to its natural bi-product and eco-friendly existence. Horn can be ethically sourced as it is a by-product from the food and leather industries. Alternatively, or as well, entrants are welcome to use polymers, preferably recycling them for the jewellery piece.
Entrants are reminded to design with costs in mind. The design emphasis should be on reasonable material cost with value added by creative design and high standards of craftsmanship.
Entrants are encouraged to design with an environmental approach in relation to the choice of materials. The final artefact should use horn and/or polymer as a significant material for construction. However, the incorporation of horn, even to a small extent will be looked upon favourably. Where plastics are used, acknowledgement will be given to the creative use of recycled materials. Each design must reflect research on the audience and market as defined by the entrant.
Consideration should be given to visual concept illustration and photography and must feature an effective method of display/point of sale, ready for use within an auction event for a Horners’ Charity. As with any design brief, please ensure the specification is clear (materials, stones, elements, moving parts etc.).
This brief has been written by Michael O’ Brien of the Worshipful Company of Horners in liaison with the GC&DC.