EC One the Jewellers has announced the shortlist for its Unsigned competition.
After tough competition on social media the three designers with the most votes were; Hoonik Chang, Roxanne Gilbert and Helena Vieira – and the wildcard chosen by EC One – Megan Collins.
The four competitors will be invited to show their work to industry experts; John Pearce from Johnny Rocket, Maia Adams – Adorn Insights, Kate Baxter – The Cut and David Webster from Stephen Webster, with the winner announced at EC Ones’ Unsigned party next Wednesday September 16.
Previous winners of Unsigned include Myia Bonner, Clarice Price-Thomas, Katie Jamieson and Flora Bhattachary. All three have gone on to develop their collections and are stocked at EC One and elsewhere. The prize includes mentoring for a year by Alison and Jos, showcasing their work within the store, as well as manufacturing advice from EC One’s team of Goldsmiths.
The winner of the EC One Unsigned competition will also receive a free place on Getting Started, The Goldsmiths’ Company’s prestigious business short course run in January each year. Held at the state-of-the-art Goldsmiths’ Centre, Getting Started is an intensive week long course designed to help goldsmiths who have graduated in the last five years from a certified UK Precious Metal course, to get to grips with the practicalities of setting up a business, or working as part of a workshop.