The Incorporation runs an annual award for students at the Scottish Art Colleges. Each college submits a design for a silver goblet, and the winner is paired with an established silversmith to create the goblet.
The student gains valuable experience of working to commission, as well as of designing and making a goblet for the collection of the Incorporation. They also get the experience of working with one of Scotland’s prominent and highly regarded silversmiths in their workshop, providing them with technical assistance and guidance with the making of the goblet.
Last year we were delighted to announce Annabel Hood as our winner and she was partnered with 2014 winner Karen Westland. Annabel is pictured below holding her goblet with Karen and previous years’ winning goblets. Annabel’s goblet was inspired by tactile surface design, the word touch in Braille has been chased around the goblet in graduating sizes.
“This project has made me more confident in my practice, and has given me the courage to make bigger pieces of work. I loved creating a piece for a specific collection, creating and working to a brief is a great way of experimenting with ideas that you might not normally produce.” Annabel Hood.
Image by Colin Hattersley.