Apprentice & Student Projects

White Spinel Brooch

Silver, 1959

Brooch designed in the form of a stylised bow. A submission piece as part of the City & Guilds of London Institute Examination in Diamond Mounting 1958; awarded First Prize Bronze Medal.

The brooch, designed around the theme of a tied bow, was produced to demonstrate specific diamond-mounting techniques, with special attention being given to the cut relief detailing on the back of the settings.

These features allowed the maximm amount of light to penetrate and reflect through the settings, increasing the brilliance of the closely mounted stones.

104 pavé set stones. Silver (unhallmarked).

Silver Teapot

Silver, 1962

Hand raised body, fabricated spout and handle, concealed joint to lid, ivory insulators to handle and knob.

Designed and made as a student project at Leeds College of Art in the third year of the course (L.C.A hallmark)

Royal Hunt Cup

Silver, 1962

Watercolour and pastel drawing

During the two years of the LCA Intermediate Course, presentation drawing skills were developed by a series of themes; work was expected to be mounted in a professional manner and presented to a deadline. The drawings were seen both as the end product of the exercise and also a preparation for future examination situations where high quality drawings would have to be produced prior to actual design construction.