Winners of the annual student design competition hosted by Southern Jewelry Travelers Association and the Savannah College of Art and Design were announced at an awards presentation held March 1, during the Atlanta Jewelry Show.
Special guest judges and emerging designers themselves, Sarah Harris, Deux Filles and Lisa Stein, LA Stein, helped present the awards, which were given in four categories: Traditional Materials and Processes, Alternative Materials and Processes, CAD/CAM/RP, Art Jewelry, as well as the top people’s choice award, Best in Show.
Themed “A Feast For The Eyes: The Diverse Table,” the competition brought together a delectable array of entries in a versatile range of media, styles, and designs. Co-sponsored by Stuller, Inc. the fifth annual competition continues the tradition of recognizing the outstanding work of SCAD design students while also providing budding jewelry designers with an inside look at the commercial jewelry industry. Winners included:
Best in Show
Traditional Materials & Processes
First Place, Baiyang Qui
Second Place, Yu-mi Kim
Third Place, Paige Barbee
Alternative Materials and Processes
First Place, Susie Murphy
Second Place, Baiyang Qiu
Third Place, Rong Rong
First Place, Ashley Warsaw
Second Place, Mariel Mejia
Third Place, Susie Murphy
First Place, Cinthya Cuba
Second Place, Ashley Warsaw
Third Place, Alex Hossick
“We chose this year’s theme to reflect the diversity of our students, as well as the range of work they create. We saw the theme as a metaphor for an enjoyable banquet where there are so many delicious choices that everyone leaves satisfied,”
“Atlanta Jewelry Show attendees had the chance to see some beautifully produced traditional work, interesting uses of materials, different solutions using newer technologies and work that may even challenge the viewer’s perceptions about what jewelry can or ought to be,” said Bonnie Kubasta, professor of metals and jewelry, SCAD.
The competition is open to students and alumni from SCAD. Entries are judged by a panel of experts, including members of the press, industry designers, retail jewelry store owners, SCAD faculty and guest judges.
Caption: Student design competition winners
(Front kneeling from left) PJ Chen, SCAD; Jay Song, SCAD; Alex Hossick; Cinthya Cuba; Yu-mi Kim; Rong Rong
(Stand L-R Back) Darrell Warren, Stuller; Carol Young, SJTA; Susie Murphy; Charlene Bridges, SJTA; Paige Barbee; Mariel Mejia; Bonnie Kubasta, SCAD; Baiyang Qiu; Ashley Warsaw; and Judges Susan Harris, Deux Filles and Lisa Stein, LA Stein.