Goldsmiths’ Fair unveils graduate bursary scheme recipients


Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s premier exhibition for viewing and buying fine jewellery and contemporary silver, has unveiled this year’s graduate exhibitors.

The graduate bursary scheme recipients – five jewellers and five silversmiths – are granted a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016, a bursary of £1,500, a bullion loan of up to £3,000, and a personalised business and technical mentoring programme managed by the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the country’s leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths and silversmiths.

The Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 jewellery graduates are Fiona McAlear, whose floral designs project ethereal beauty, and Max Danger who draws on his appreciation of comic books for inspiration. They are joined by Karolina Baines, Monique Daniels and Louise Seijen ten Hoorn.

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Silversmithing graduates showcasing their work are Emma-Jane Rule whose highly distinctive folded silver captures diverse textures and patinas, Hazel Thorn whose eye-catching sculptural vessels bring together precious and non-precious metal, and the talented Mauri Beardshaw, Patrick Davison and Loucinda Nims.

Goldsmiths’ Fair Director David Mills comments: “We are delighted to support up-and-coming talent, by doing so contributing to the success of the UK’s next generation of jewellers and silversmiths.”

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