Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council calls for industry nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award


The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) is, for the first time, calling for nominations from the UK jewellery, silversmithing and allied trades for its annual Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA).

Given each year to a worthy recipient at the GC&DC’s Craftsmanship & Design Awards, this year the Council is calling on members of the trade to nominate themselves or their peers for this prestigious accolade. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of a recipient’s outstanding contribution and commitment to UK craft and the industry of silversmithing, jewellery and allied trades, such as lapidary, diamond mounting or enamelling. Over the course of their lifetime they will have shown an exemplary dedication to their profession.

For the first time since the LAA’s inception, the GC&DC is delighted to be accepting nominations for this significant accolade from the wider industry and public. The Council is keen to receive worthy nominations, including any unsung champions who could be very deserving of this unique award.

Nominations will be considered by the Council based on the information provided and suitability for the LAA. The winner will be announced at the 2020/21 GC&DC Awards Ceremony in the spring of 2021.

This prestigious award is generously sponsored by British manufacturer Thomas Fattorini Ltd, which produces a specially-designed silver medal for presentation to the LAA recipient at the GC&DC’s Awards Ceremony. 

For inspiration, read more about previous LAA recipients, including lapidarist and jeweller Charlotte de Syllas, honoured in 2020.

To nominate an individual, please complete and submit the short form on the GC&DC website. 

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