Glasgow Kelvin College HND Jewellery Design student, Gurveen Singh from Livingston, amazed judges at the recent world-renowned Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2015 by carrying off a Gold Award and a Highly Commended for her exquisite 2D designs.
Gurveen, 25, submitted two designs and was delighted to be awarded a Highly Commended
for her ‘Dancing Lady’ creation and, even more impressive, receive the Gold Award for her ‘Festival of Fireworks’ piece – an intricate starburst design necklace, earrings and ring to be crafted in white gold with diamonds, pink and yellow sapphires submitted with supporting text for the Gem-A Award.
The Award, sponsored by The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, includes the prize of a scholarship to study the Gem-A Diamond course in London. With support from the College, Gurveen was able to travel to London and pick up her certificates in person at the glittering ceremony last Monday in Goldsmiths’ Hall.
“I was surprised and delighted to receive the award. The designs are similar to 3D pieces that I’m doing for my coursework and I submitted them not expecting much. To be shortlisted was a lovely surprise, but to win is just fantastic!
“The support I’ve received is great – I couldn’t have asked for better tutors and I think that commitment is what makes Kelvin stand out from anywhere else in Glasgow.”
This is the third year in a row that Glasgow Kelvin students have carried off top awards from Goldsmiths and it is a ringing endorsement of the quality of work they are learning to produce.
With a couple of university offers already on the table, highly-talented Gurveen looks set to take that quality and build on it as she progresses through the craft.
Congratulations and a massive ‘Well Done!’ to Gurveen and the staff who have supported her throughout her time at Glasgow Kelvin College.