Outstanding Student Award

Hamish Dobbie's Goblet
2015 Winning Goblet, designed and made by Naomi Scott, mentored by Grant McCaig

Experience working with one of Scotland’s prominent and highly regarded silversmiths . . .

The Incorporation runs an annual award for students at five Scottish colleges with jewellery and silversmithing courses: Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone at Dundee University, Glasgow Clyde College and City of Glasgow College.  Each college is asked to submit a winning design for a silver goblet, and the winner is then paired with an established silversmith in order 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.

“I believe this project is a very useful engagement with a professional craftsman in the latter years of a student’s full time study. This experience offered by the Incorporation is invaluable to a student’s early development specialising in silversmithing.”

John Creed, Master Goldsmith, mentored Hamish Dobbie in 2012 Outstanding Student Award

“I would like to thank you so much for having given me the opportunity to work on a commission such as this and to have the honour of being in the Incorporation’s collection now! The making of the piece has taught me so much and has really helped me with my final year’s study!”

Hamish Dobbie, Winner of 2012 Outstanding Student Award

Previous Winners

2015 Naomi Scott, working with Grant McCaig
2014 Karen Westland, working with Kathryn Hinton
2013 Polly Collins, working with Michael Lloyd
2012 Hamish Dobbie, Glasgow School of Art, working with John Creed
2011  Hazel Thorn, Edinburgh College of Art, working with Marion Kane
2010  Jane McAlinden, Cardonald College, working with Roger Millar
2009   Emma McCallum, Edinburgh College of Art, working with Graham Stewart