The Domino Design award run in conjunction with the Birmingham City University aims to develop commercial awareness through participation in a competition that culminates in an exhibition at the NEC Spring Fair.
The competition is run as a module of the HND Jewellery and Silversmithing course at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and gives students the opportunity to be creative and innovate whilst working to a brief.
Liz Evans was this year’s winner with a striking piece influenced by contemporary sculpture, Natasha Bagnall was a close second, with Alice Higgins and Claire Haines both being awarded third place. All winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity of work experience with Domino.
“As an annual award I am delighted by the consistently high level of the final pieces but also by the students grasp of the whole design process,” says Patrick Fuller.
Domino is a part of Weston Beamor Jewellery Services Limited, a family business which recently celebrated 60 years of casting for the Jewellery trade.
The chance to work for such an established and prestigious company with a reputation that spreads far and wide is a unique opportunity for the students and one the company hopes they will enjoy.