Central Saint Martins honoured emerging stars from the world of jewellery design on June 25 during the annual BA Jewellery Design Awards.
The exclusive awards ceremony celebrates the best of new talent from the world of jewellery design, showcasing the new and exciting creations submitted by graduates of the influential London arts institute.
Every year a number of students choose pearls as the main focus for their degree show collection, hoping to pick up the coveted Winterson Prize for Best Use of Pearls. This year the award was given to Evangeline Armstrong for her collection ‘The Daily Grind: Secret Jewellery For the City Businessman’, which saw her using a range of innovative techniques, including setting pearls in concrete.
Sponsoring the award for a third year, luxury jeweller and pearl specialist, Winterson was represented by director, Andrew Fraser, who helped select the winning entry as part of a panel of leading jewellery design experts.
Joining Andrew Fraser was Caroline Broadhead, programme director at CSM, Maia Adams, director and founder at Adorn Insight, and British jewellery designer and creative director of Winterson, Alice Cicolini, herself an MA graduate of Central Saint Martins.
Winterson director, Andrew Fraser, says: “We have been delighted to support the students again at Central Saint Martins with pearls and advice on how to work with this beautiful gem.
What we really loved about this year’s winning work was the modern approach taken. Setting these classic pearls in concrete with tailored men’s fashion reflected the wit and expression of the story behind the collection of the jewellery.”
CSM programme director Caroline Broadhead adds: “The range of what the students do here is very diverse and we aim to support them throughout in pursuing their individual interests with materials and a vast array of ideas.”