Designer wins gold for jewellery and precious metal category.
Jewellery designer Jesa Marshall has scooped the Craft & Design Selected Gold Award in the Jewellery & Precious Metal.
A public vote from an online gallery of more than a thousand designer-makers decides the top six in each of six categories. It is then the responsibility of a specialist judge to whittle the six down into a top three with one gold and two silver awards.
Lindsay Straughton of the BJA was chosen as the judge for the Jewellery & Precious Metal category and selected Marshall as the Gold Award winner with Silver Awards going to Craig Stuart and Julia Thompson.
Straughton said: “[Marshall] not only produces stunning work but imparts her knowledge through her craft skill courses and has recently set up a new design partnership business Evermore.”
Marshall studied at the Sir John Cass jewellery school and was traditionally trained in stone setting, piercing, casting and wax carving.
Working predominantly in sterling silver Mashall typically finishes her work with a dark patina, while her designs feature woodland creatures, birds, wolves and flora and fauna.
The awards, now in their fourth year, awarded Marshall based on the commerciability of her products and her business. She owns Flux ‘n’ Flame jewellery school in Milton Abbas, Dorset and has been making jewellery since 1997.