The Goldsmiths’ Centre announces line-up for Shine 2021,its annual new talent showcase in jewellery and silversmithing.
Thirteen makers have been selected for Shine 2021, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s annual new talent showcase in jewellery and silversmithing. Their work testifies to the resourcefulness of creative practitioners dur.ing challenging times. The rigorous and anonymised selection process, which followed an open submission opportunity, was headed by guest judges’ communications specialist, Nyasha Daley, Shine 2019 exhibitor and jeweller, Ella Fearon-Low and Rachael Taylor, Journalist and Founder of the Jewellery Cut.
Returning as a hybrid event with collections for sale online at goldsmiths-shop-talent.org and a physical display at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Shine 2021 will present new collections of cutting-edge work and celebrate up-and-coming UK designer makers. Each exhibitor will participate in an intensive online skills training programme, delivered by the Goldsmiths’ Centre, covering all aspects of selling and presenting themselves and their work online, designed to get them market ready for the digital opening on 22nd September 2021.
This year’s Shine 2021 exhibitors are:
• Agata Karwoska
• Alice Fry
• Clio Saskia
• Georgie Orme-Brown
• Heidi Hockenjos
• Kali Forbes
• Katherine Brunacci
• Makila Nsika
• Maria Gower
• Natalie Perry
• Roberta Pederzoli
• Josephine Gomersall
• Ellina Pollitt
Shine 2021 provides a platform for the best new businesses in the industry. Every purchase of their work made via www.goldsmiths-shop-talent is reinvested to support emerging and thriving careers. Online Meet the Makers events, a digital special preview evening, and interviews and short films created with the makers and shared via the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Instagram channel @gsmithscentre, are part of the Shine 2021 programme, enabling consumers and trade representatives to interact with these talented makers.
Charlotte Dew, Public Programme Manager explains: “Each year Shine is an opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary talent of emerging designer makers. Through the programme, the Goldsmiths’ Centre is committed to supporting the development of young businesses and training them to be fit to operate in the current market. This year we are delighted to have increased the number of participants and further our commitment to inclusively by inviting applications by open submission for the first time.”
Shine 2021 makers will be showcasing and selling their work from 23rd September to 22nd December 2021.