The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council
The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) is a social, not for profit, organisation dedicated to the promotion of fine craftsmanship and creative design within the jewellery and silverware industry. Its aim is to promote and support excellence through its unique national competition, its Awards programme and subsequent exhibition held annually at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and Goldsmiths’ Hall. Embracing every aspect of craft and design, the competition showcases the best of British jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing and the allied trades.
Eleven years ago, we helped to broker a special partnership with the GC&DC and International Jewellery London, in order to provide valuable additional exposure for the Council and its work. This included IJL sponsoring the competition’s prestigious Gold Award for Precious Jewellery, one of the most popular categories in the competition, and providing a stand at the show each year.
The GC&DC now organises one of the show’s highly regarded seminar highlights: ‘In Conversation with’….. iconic British Designers such as Theo Fennell, Tomasz Donocik, Stephen Webster and Eliza of Junus & Eliza. The Council’s chairman Jos Skeates has been the compere for these prestigious events.
“The Council was seeking to raise awareness of our work and effectiveness within the industry. Hammond proposed that we should forge links with IJL – to the mutual benefit of both organisations. This has proved to be an invaluable, very successful and brilliant partnership for us and we thank Hammond for their inspiration and networking skills”.