Jewellery students make their mark at national level

HND Jewellery Design students at City of Glasgow College have won a number of awards at national design competitions.

At this year’s Gemset2019 - Jewellery Design Competition - Madeleine Kline took the top prize for her design; while Rad Peiknok was awarded a Highly Commended.

The British Art Medal Society’s (BAMS) Student Medal Project 2019 saw Katie Hemming win the Michael Roberts Memorial Prize, with fellow classmate, Sophie Aptor, receiving a Merit.

Lisa McGovern, Curriculum Head for Craft & Design at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are delighted to see Madeleine, Rad, Katie and Sophie excel in these national competitions. Preparing our students with the necessary skills for industry is a top priority. They all find the live projects very engaging, and the results of course speak for themselves.

“This year’s plastic pollution theme for the Student Medal Project meant that, at the same time as focussing on their medal making techniques, the students also gained a deeper awareness of environmental issues and any potential impact.”

BAMS winner, Katie Hemming, added:

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard I had won as we were up against third year art school students from across the UK. The competition pushed me further but has made me more confident in my making skills. I am also now more aware of how plastic is impacting the planet and how this will affect me and future generations unless there is a drastic change.”

The annual Student Medal Project 2019 exhibition is being hosted by the college in the Ralph Cowan Gallery at City campus. It runs until 14 May.