The William Dudley Trust is pleased to showcase below some of the work by this year's recipients of awards made to students at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. Having gone through a rigourous selection process these students exhibited the necessary attributes and talent worthy of support from the Trust, and are carrying on the tradition of world-class jewellery making in Birmingham.
Charlotte Smith was awarded the Trust's Artist in Residence bursary for 2023/24 in November 2023. She holds an MA in Jewellery & Silversmithing, and specialises in creating intricate hand engraved and enamelled jewellery. Charlotte won two silver awards in the 2023 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards and is developing a collection of pieces using opaque enamel. As well as creating jewellery, Charlotte is also working as a teacher one or two days a week, continuing on from her previous job as a full time Design & Technology teacher between 2010 and 2022. It is her intention to continue to dedicate some of her time to teaching whilst spending the rest of her time developing as a jeweller/enameller.