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RAE 2008

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

conleth-moran Conleth Moran with his awarded work in the Architectural Fittings category

jayne-turnbull Jayne Turnbull's awarded work in the Fashion category

linnie-mclarty Linnie McLarty with her awarded work in the Decorative Arts category

dyana-symonds Dyana Symonds' awarded work for the most imaginative design

sandi-ashton Sandi Ashton's work, entered in to the Architecture and Fittings category


JCAMD Jewellery students triumph at national Competition

Students for the Sir John Cass department of Art, Media and Design had fantastic success and array of prizes from this years Pewter Live competition.

Pewter Live is an annual design competition run by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers. Its aim is to revive interest in the use of pewter as the material of choice for domestic and interior products, jewellery and personal accessories. This year saw over 100 student submissions from across the Country. There were 6 short-listed entrants from the HND Jewellery and Silversmithing course at JCAMD. Of these 5 managed to get their pieces through to the judging stage and four claimed awards. These included awards for Architectural Fittings, Fashion, Decorative Arts and a prize for most imaginative design across the whole competition.

HND (Now Foundation Degree) Course Leader Beaulagh Chapman said, "I wish to congratulate all our entrants for their resounding success, this is the first year that we have entered the competition and we have certainly let our competitors know that we are here! I look forward to next year!"

The full winners details were:

An award for 1st prize in the Architectural Fittings category went to Conleth Moran for his 'Pewter Poste'.

Conleth is a 3yr PT HND student, he designed and made a piece which questions the front door letter boxes traditional rectangular flap. A resounding success!

An award for 3rd prize in the Fashion - Total Look category went to Jayne Turnbull for her 'over-underwear' piece.

Jayne is a final year HND student this year, she designed and made a full size dress using panels of pewter stitched into the fabric and featured as the over-underwear element. The image of the piece was also used for promotional purposes by the Pewterers company to advertise the awards ceremony.

A Commendation in the Decorative Arts category went to Linnie McLarty for her 'Pewter Plants' piece.

Linnie is a final year HND student this year, she designed and made the pieces which are in fact contemporary decorative curtain jewellery for the home, with the added function of being able to be used as tie-backs.

The final prize and perhaps one of the most coveted, as it is judged across the entire student competition without the sub-categories, is the 'Niche Prize' for the most imaginative design. This went to Dyana Symonds for her 'appealing momento tree', which was submitted to the Decorative Arts category.

Dyana is a 3yr PT HND student, she designed and made a piece for storing all those keepsakes that help to make up our memories and record moments in our lives. In fact one of the judges, Sebastian Conran, stated that hers was the piece he most wanted to take home.

The other final participants were:

Sandi Ashton, who designed and created a wall hung water feature which was entered in to the Architecture category. This imposing piece made it to the hall and took pride of place in the show.

Christopher Thompson-Royd appeared in the Catalogue with his design for 'dot-to-dot' Bangle which was submitted to the Fashion category, sadly at the last moment he had to pull his piece as the manufacture was rather more complex than first though, due to pewters inherent qualities.

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