Cass alumna wins Goldsmiths’ Fair New Design Award

Jewellery Design graduate wins a prestigious award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

Date: 10 October 2017

Sonia Cheadle, who graduated from The Cass with a degree in Jewellery Design has won the Best New Design Award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

Sonia’s winning design was a brooch series entitled, “Four Seasons.” The series depicts the 365 day cycle of trees and how they ‘dress’ and ‘undress’ throughout the year.

The idea behind the design, which combines precious metals, diamonds and steel, is to make the diamonds tremble or shake, imitating the actions of nature.

Sonia said: “It’s an amazing accolade. I’m absolutely delighted to have been awarded – a touch overwhelmed, but extremely proud.

“Recognition at this level verifies all the hard work and makes the months of problem-solving, technical challenges and countless models worthwhile.”

Sonia has exhibited her work widely in the UK and Europe, and she is the author of the book, “Mounting and Setting Stones.”

Another graduate from The Cass, Rebecca de Quin, was announced as runner-up for her Vase with Blue Collar. The London-based silversmith recently collaborated with several Cass staff and alumni on “Metal Project” for the Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair in Basel.

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