Essemgé wins Bronze at the GCDC Competition 2022.

Following up from last week’s announcement, I am honoured to report that Essemgé won Bronze in the category of “2D Design Smallworkers” at the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) Awards 2022.

It officially places Essemgé as the best in that category.

Essemgé’s GCDC Bronze Award certificate

If you have ever wondered what a smallwork is, the Goldsmiths’ Centre gives the following definition:

“Smallwork covers the production and manufacture of pieces of object d’art made in precious metals. A smallworker is a metalworker who crafts small scale work in precious metal. Typically, smallwork includes an intricate mechanism, hidden feature or an elaborate surface decoration.”

Carl Fabergé, goldsmith to the Russian Tsar, and best known for producing Imperial Easter Eggs, was one of the most accomplished and famous smallworkers of the 19th and 20th centuries.” – fun fact

If you have missed my previous blog where I announced that Essemgé had won a GCD Award, I also covered the competition brief for the Smallworkers category and what I submitted.

The results were officially unveiled at the highly anticipated and well attended GC&DC Award Ceremony on the 28th February. The setting was the somptuous Goldsmiths’ Hall, City of London.

The Goldsmiths’ Hall dates from 1835. It has served as an assay office and the headquarters of London’s goldsmith guild, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, one of the livery companies of the City of London.

Feast your eyes on the short video that I took while attending the evening.

At the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Award Ceremony 2022