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Jewellery and Silversmithing student scoops win at European pewter competition

Congratulations to third year BA (Hons) student Jonathan Daniels for scooping a win in the ‘Decorative Arts’ category at this year’s Pewter Live.
<p>A Jewellery and Silversmithing student has scooped a big win at a European-wide metalwork competition.</p> <p>Jonathan Daniels, a third year on our BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing course, came out on top in the Decorative Arts category at this year’s <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pewter Live</a> for his work ‘A Little Twist’.</p> <p>The prestigious competition, now in its 26th year and organised by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, provides a wonderful opportunity for aspiring designers to gain not only a valuable commission but a great deal of publicity.<br /></p>
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<p>Jonathan’s work is inspired by nature and natural forms and he uses various expert colouration techniques – such as patination, sand blasting and gilding – to create contrasts between the exterior and interior of the vessels he creates.</p> <p>“I want to make pieces that I can be proud of,” Jonathan said, “using the surrounding countryside and beaches for much of my inspiration and continuing to push myself and to develop as a professional artist.”</p> <p>The organisers of Pewter Live said that 2014’s competition was a tremendous success. “The variety and quality of entries was outstanding,” they said.</p> <p>Maria Whetman, programme leader for BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, said: “It’s a tremendous achievement to win an award at such a prestigious design competition.</p> <p>“These competitions provide students with good experience away from the college and gives them a platform to build going into their careers.”</p> <p>See more of Jonathan's work at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"></a>.</p>