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School of Jewellery Awards! E-mail
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:52

Over her 25 years of practice, Sara Preisler has built her reputation within the contemporary jewellery arena. Her collections of unique sculptural jewellery have always demonstrated quality and class. Sara has received multiple awards for both her designs and her business over the years.

As a prestigious jeweller herself, Sara annually awards a graduate from the School of Jewellery BCU with the Sara Preisler Award of Practical Realisation of Concept. Presented to candidates on the Jewellery and Related Products course, she awards innovative graduating students who have clear ideas and demonstrated outstanding practise in their final projects and during their time at university.

Last Monday 11th June Sara judged a very talented group of young designers and the awards ceremony was held Thursday evening. We are delighted to announce that this year’s winner is........ Amber Hopkins!

Amber’s collection wowed more than just Sara at this year’s judging where she picked up multiple awards for her creativity and design. As part of this award, Amber will receive a solo exhibition at the Sara Preisler Gallery in 2019, so keep your eyes peeled!

 
The New Custard Factory and Market Hall! E-mail
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 14:11

 

The New Custard Factory and Market Hall!

 

The Custard Factory is a great place to discover independent shops, eateries and entertainment in Birmingham. For a unique shopping experience, take the short walk from the city centre and explore the exciting world of independent shopping. Not only will you find exclusive boutiques and places to eat and drink, but you will be supporting local businesses. The creative quarter of Birmingham is steeped in history with the old factory being the birthplace of Alfred Birds famous eggless custard back in 1837. These restored riverside Victorian factories make great a great urban escape from the busy city centre, now painted blue in all their Custard Factory glory!

 

With the rise of the new Market Hall after being refurbished, we began our summer festivities with a Coffee Festival, which brought a great crowd and an even better atmosphere to The Custard Factory last Saturday. There is always a buzz (and not just because of the coffee), surrounding all events that The Custard Factory hold. From Vintage Fairs to an Outdoor Cinema, there’s always something exciting happening down in Digbeth.

 

With the huge success of the Coffee Festival 8/9/10 June, we are looking forward to the events heading our way this summer, lots perfect for families! Come and visit The Custard Factory, check out Sara Preisler Gallery and see what we have to offer. We house collections by award winning designers and jewellers including Sara herself all of incredible quality and unique beauty. Visit the Gallery today!

 

 
Birmingham School of Jewellery Awards E-mail
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:36

Once again, Sara Preisler was delighted to be asked to award a prize in her name to graduating students from the internationally renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery.

The Sara Preisler Award for Practical Realisation of Concept continues to support up and coming designers and is given to outstanding graduates who while their time at University have developed clear and innovative thoughts and practices in their final projects.


This, the fifth year of judging, and it was especially difficult due to the wide range of narratives, techniques and materials used by the graduates to create mature and impressive collections.


However after much deliberation both Lois Jane and Cara Budd were awarded the Sara Preisler award after being thoroughly impressive with their use of shape and colour tones.


Lois Jane is influenced greatly by  working in laser-welded stainless steel and creates vibrant and eye-catching jewellery and objects inspired by narratives taken from Scottish landscapes and seaside towns. Her graduate collection “Oh, what a catch!” takes the form of piers, nets and lobster traps. Using mix media of brightly coloured rope, powder coating and silver her work ensnares the wearer and viewer in a daydream of colour and form.


Cara Budd, on the other hand, uses line prints architectural landscapes and how they are captured in drawings and photographs. She works mainly in stainless steel which gives a harsh and sharp structural form echoed in architecture. The stainless steel is laser welded together, then powder coated in order to add a matt coloured finish. Her images are sublimated onto stainless steel sheet and heat treated to prevent fading.  Her work is sure to make a minimalist statement and her varying colour tones of grey and blue are subtle and hauntingly beautiful.


Both new graduates have been offered their own exhibition here at the gallery alongside mentoring to allow them to innovate new collections and ideas which will hopefully springboard them off into new directions. We wish both of them a well deserved rest before working with them and hope to bring you news of them soon!

 

 

 

 
Winning News!! E-mail
Friday, 07 April 2017 11:12

'Industry Insight Monthly' has announced that the winner of 'The 2017 Luxury Goods Award' goes to Sara Preisler!


'The 2017 Luxury Goods Awards' have been established to recognise and celebrate the elite companies and individuals that this industry has to offer. This year Sara was approached by Industry Insight Monthly telling her that she had been nominated by one, (some)? of her customers for this accolade. Following this she was asked to put together a proposal of evidence and has been awarded Contemporary Jewellery Designer of the Year 2017!

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Thank you so much to everyone who voted! And a special thank-you also to whoever nominated Sara,for this prize! Details will be announced in the 'Industry Monthly' newsletter shortly.

 
New Photoshoot 2016/2017 E-mail
Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:04

We are happy to announce that Sara has been working on a fabulous new Photoshoot for her very latest collections. Working towards Autumn and Winter 2016 and looking well ahead into Spring Summer 2017, the collections feature a range of precious and semi-precious stones set in her archetypal, sculptural settings, we can’t wait to show you!!

Check out our Facebook: Sara Preisler-Gallery page for photos and further details...

 

- Hope to see you soon!

 
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