Wednesday, 5 September 2012

City Lit : Live project with Annoushka, Competition Winners

At the end of the Live project students presented their projects to their peers and then to Liz Olver, design director at Annoushka. Liz then judged the three awards and chose an overall winner who was awarded a day internship at Annoushka.
The awards were as follows from top to bottom: Award for Innovation : Aimee Stein Award for Technical Skill: Bridgitte Pividal Award for Design and overall winner of the internship : Laura Williams All the students received a little bit of feedback from Liz about their work on the judging day. You can see from the images there was a real mix of personal language and students working in both fine jewellery and art jewellery. The students completed a level 2 City and Guilds course at City Lit which runs on one day a week, so you can see the dedication and hard work that goes on both in college and independently. Congratulations to everyone on the course for making such beautiful works! And a huge thank you to Liz Olver and Annoushka for working with the students at City Lit. It was such a valuable experience to see behind the scenes at a successful jewellery company and be able to ask questions. It was also great for the students to have an insight into what the reality of a career within their specialism would entail and how many individual jobs and elements of a businesses there are.

City Lit : Live project with Annoushka

Some more images taken from the designing and model making days. Using traditional and non-traditional tools and materials.
Images of final works to follow...

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

City Lit : Live project with Annoushka

Students on the City and Guilds level 2 course at City Lit worked on a live project with the Jewellery company Annoushka. The project involved a group visit to the store where Liz Olver the design director greeted them. They were given a guided tour, Q&A session and even treated to breakfast! The students then designed and made their own rings, not necessarily to be placed in Annoushka but using the visit and research as a starting point, to start thinking about personal language in their own work and where they might place themselves. There were three awards up for grabs too, one for design, one for technical skill and one for innovation...first up are some images from the design session...
More to follow soon...