Jewellery Oscar returns to the School of Jewellery


The School of Jewellery (SoJ) has claimed the prestigious College Trophy at the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards for a sixth time in eight years.

Known as the Jewellery Oscars, the annual awards ceremony recognises and rewards excellence in technical skills and creative design in precious metals and related materials.

Head of College of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles Lee Lapthorne said: “I’m delighted the College Trophy has returned to the School of Jewellery.

“The overall number of student winners is a testament to the talented staff and dedication to instilling craft skills and innovation in our teaching.

“The work we produce is world class, and our position as an international leader is unrivalled. Congratulations to our students and staff for winning."

The SoJ enjoyed an array of individual successes at the awards ceremony in London to wrest the overall title back from Glasgow School of Art, who won the event in 2023, and see off the challenge of Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.

The College Trophy goes to the college or university that has achieved the highest total of points accumulated from any gold, silver and bronze awards given in the competition.

The SoJ’s student winners were Clare Maiden, Ziyi Zhuang, Arthur Howard, Sahara Aburaneh, Lilli Canham, Rachel Chung and Xilin Hu.

Graduate winners were Prapasri Suwannakhot, Daniel Rushby, Augusta Lazenby and Yinglong Li, while HND graduate Paul Bailey-Green was named as Specialist Tutor.

Their work will be on view at the Birmingham Assay Office, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter on Wednesday 20 March, 2 − 6pm.

The event is free to attend and open to the general public. Tickets can be booked here.

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