Previous Birmingham School of Jewellery Award Recipients
Support for Young Jewellery Makers
Below are listed previous winners of awards from the William Dudley Trust:
William Appleby was awarded the Trust's Artist in Residence bursary in February 2023. He holds an HND in Jewellery & Silversmithing, and although his interest lies primarily in silversmithing, he does also make jewellery. He currently works part time in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, as well as being an Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery. He has experience in scoring, etching and enamelling techniques, which he is passing on to students currently studying at the School.
Other 2023 award recipients:
Final Degree & Graduate Entrepreneurship Awards:
Final Degree Award:
Alison Fowler was awarded the Trust's Artist in Residence bursary in February 2022. Alison graduated with an HND in Jewellery & Silversmithing from the School of Jewellery in 2021, and has a passion for silversmithing in particular. She would like to establish herself as a silversmith, producing intriguing silverware pieces and customised jewellery. In the meantime she is aiming to develop and deliver short courses at the School of Jewellery to assist current HND Jewellery & Silversmithing students, and hopes in future to undertake a higher education teaching qualification to continue in this field.
Alison can be found online by searching 'alison fowler designs'
Other 2022 award recipients:
Final Degree & New Designers Awards:
Final Degree Award:
Laure Filho was awarded the Trust's Artist in Residence bursary inApril 2021. Laure graduated with a BA in 'Design for Industry' from the School of Jewellery in 2020, and received the Trust's Design for Industry Award in recognition of the high quality of her graduation work. Laure is currently working as a bespoke jeweller, concentrating particularly on repairing and upcycling existing pieces, but she is looking to use the skills learnt at the School of Jewellery to build her business creating bespoke jewellery and high-end dog tags. The position as an Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery allows Laure to fulfil her desire to teach. Prior to Covid-19 Laure was running workshops teaching people the method of lost wax casting and wax carving to create rings and pendants. Laure can be found at www.laurefilhojewellery.co.uk