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Young silversmithing designer scoops multiple awards

Silversmithing designer Kyosun Jung scooped an impressive number of awards of the 2014/15 Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council’s (GCDC) competition, the ceremony of which took place at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on March 3.

Winning a Gold Award in the 3D Finished Pieces Craft Section, and then the Major Awards of the Best Junior and Podolsky Awards for her Silver Sake Set, Jung also received recognition for her Reversible Drinking Set, collecting an additional Silver Award  in the 3D Finished Pieces Craft Section also as a junior.

The Best Junior Award is given at the discretion of the GCDC for a piece or range of work by a Junior judged to have achieved the highest standard of craftsmanship and/or design and is deemed to be the strongest overall performance in the competition.

Established by eminent jeweller Paul Podolsky, the Podolsky award identifies and celebrates outstanding potential in silversmithing, jewellery or the allied trades and is given to a young designer or craftsman in education or the industry up to the age of 30.

The 3D Finished Pieces of the Craft Section rewards pieces that display high levels of technical and craft skills in the manufacture of 3D work.

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council’s (GCDC) annual Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design competition awards honoured 111 winners across 23 categories and welcoming important industry members and experts from across all sectors of the trade.

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