Flora Bhattachary

The Goldsmiths’ Centre has awarded its Career Catalyst Grants for 2021 to four jewellers and silversmiths.

Supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Radcliffe Trust, each grant is worth up to £5,000 and enables those working in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries to innovate and grow their knowledge and skills through ambitious learning experiences.

Now in its second year, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Career Catalyst Grants 2021 have been awarded Rachael Colley, Flora Bhattachary, Maya Selway and Sarah Wilson.

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A judging panel consisting of Goldsmiths’ Centre Trustees and industry experts was given the responsibility of selecting the winning grantees.

Flora Bhattachary is a fine jeweller known for her East-meets-West style, while Rachael Colley is a Sheffield-based artist who produces cutlery, jewellery and sculpture.

Julia Skilton, educational partnership officer for the Goldsmiths’ Centre team, explained: “We are delighted to support a new cohort of four skilled makers in the second year of Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Career Catalyst Grants.

“Each maker will make a step change in their practice, often at a pivotal time of their career, and we look forward to sharing the results with the wider community over the coming year.”

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