Birmingham City University’s historic jewellery school has won the College Trophy at the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards 2022, recognising the institution with the “highest number of awards gained across the categories presented at the ceremony”.
The School of Jewellery, which has been situated in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter since 1890, has now been awarded the Trophy in five of the last six years.
The annual Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards “promote the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and design in silversmithing, goldsmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts across the United Kingdom”.
Associate professor Jeremy Hobbins, joint acting head of the Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University, said: “It is with real pride that we collect this trophy which recognises the strength and breadth of talent and expertise within the School and its ongoing commitment to the jewellery profession.
“These awards are renowned throughout the industry and it is well deserved recognition for the students and staff we work with every day.”