Five graduates from Holts Academy selected for Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion
LONDON, June 2013 – Five of Holts Academy’s 2013 Level 4 Jewellery Manufacture graduates are exhibiting their work at the Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion on June 26th at Somerset House, London.
The Level 4 Jewellery Manufacture Diploma is HNC equivalent, exclusive to Holts Academy and represents the culmination of three years study of gemstones, precious and base metals, CAD design and the wide range of complex skills and techniques essential for a professional jeweller in today’s market.
Lee Lucas, Director of Holts Academy, said, “Holts Academy has long been a partner of the Goldsmiths’ Company and we are very proud that five of this year’s graduates have been selected as good enough to show at the Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion.
“Holts Academy provides expert tuition in the traditional and cutting-edge skills that the jewellery industry needs and Laura, Verity, Rosy, Mona and Sharon’s graduate work is testament to their training, hard work and creativity. “
Paul Dyson, Director of Promotions at the Goldsmiths’ Company, added, “The Goldsmiths’ Company has a very long heritage of ensuring that the craftsmanship of jewellery making is continued in the UK and we are excited that these new jewellery designer-makers are launching their careers at the Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion on June 26th. “
Laura Parra creates stunning and unique pieces from the tranquillity of her workshop in Bedfordshire, utilising her training in fine art, restoration and jewellery. Laura’s jewels are reflections of the wearer’s life and evolution.
Verity Keating’s jewellery is a demonstration of love and passion for her alternative lifestyle. Verity manages to provide an overall sophistication to the finished pieces with the clever use of semi-precious gemstones to offset the gothic overtones.
Rosy Gounaris-Milner’s background is in art and museums. Familiarity with unique objects and her love of creating merge to produce intriguing statement pieces using precious metals. Rosy’s graduation collection won her membership to the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
Mona Patel has taken inspiration from nature, particularly the organic patterns and movement created by vines. Her jewellery is delicate and subtle, using rose-gold on silver to create an intriguing contrast.
Sharon Crisman is a former sculptor from New England and her pieces draw on the rugged landscape and wildlife of the Maine coastline to create a sleek, structural take on ancient and organic patterns, shapes, and textures, finished to appear worn by time.