Jacobs the Jewellers has launched the second year of its Reading-based young designers competition in association with the Bishopsland Educational Trust and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Following the success of last year’s debut event, the Bishopsland Educational Trust, a jewellery design postgraduate course provider based in South Oxfordshire, has launched this year’s public competition and exhibition for its students at Jacobs the Jewellers.
Four young Bishopsland-based jewellery designers will showcase one piece of silver and one piece of jewellery, competing for best design in each category. In the exhibition period, June 6-27, the public will be able to view and try the designs, voting for their favourite design in each category at Jacobs the Jewellers Reading shop. Additionally, a number of Bishopsland alumni, now designers in their own right, will be exhibiting their work, though not in competition.
The exhibition has been made possible for the Bishopsland trust through the support of Jacobs the Jewellers and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Winners will be announced at Jacobs the Jeweller, June 27 at 4pm.
“After the success of last year’s event with 100 plus votes, Jacobs the Jewellers is delighted to be launching and hosting this unique opportunity for young jewellery designers in the Reading and the Berkshire area. Our customers loved seeing the new and exciting designs and we can’t wait to welcome the Bishopsland gang back, particularly this year, Reading’s official year of culture,” Adam Jacobs, partner, Jacobs the Jewellers.