Sponsored by The Clothworkers' Company
For hand crafted silverware using traditional techniques inspired by Textiles.
We warmly welcome the Clothworkers Company to the Goldsmiths’ competition and the 2023/24 Awards. The GC&DC looks forward to partnering in a new silversmithing section that is designed to promote and support the core craft skills of young silversmiths i.e. hammering techniques (hand raising, blocking, caulking, bouging, planishing), box making, spinning, chasing and repoussé etc.
The Clothworkers Company is inviting young makers to craft and submit finished silversmithing pieces that demonstrate the use, deployment and promotion of traditional hand making techniques and skills, and ideally/preferably, work that show an affinity/connection/representation to textiles, which can be in any form or representation or applied decoration such as chasing, engraving, texturing, enamelling etc.
Entries using CAD/RP, high technology are not eligible for this section.
Of equal importance is to foster the above objectives within the next generation of aspiring silversmiths, so this new, exciting, sponsored section supports emerging learners and future talent. Therefore, this special award is for young silversmiths up to the age of 30, including students, apprentices, employees and independent learners.
Subject to the endorsement of the Clothworkers Company, the winner of this important award will also be offered a work experience opportunity with an established silversmith.