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News: The best newcomers take centre stage in Spotlighting Getting Started 2022

Eight early career makers in jewellery and silversmithing, Allison Macleod, Amber Doughty, Cara Lowe, Catherine Fiabane, Claire Skelton, Lavinia Bo, Lia Lam and Mark Newman, will take centre stage this winter as part of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s “Spotlighting Getting Started” programme.

All spot-lit early career makers applied and were carefully selected by guest judges: communications specialist Nyasha Daley and Journalist, Rachael Taylor and Goldsmiths’ Centre staff, from a cohort of 100 participants, who successfully completed the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Getting Started Online course in 2022. Delivered each year in March, Getting Started Online is a free introduction to business course which supports creative start-ups to get to grips with the skills needed to start and run a jewellery and silversmithing business.

The Goldsmiths’ Centre will give the Spotlighting Getting Started participants further business skills training, tailored to their needs, helping them to build their confidence and best present their work in person and online. They will be spot-lit in a series of online ticketed Meet the Maker events, as well as gain exposure to the Centre’s 20.3k @gsmithscentre Instagram followers, enabling members of the industry and public to learn more about them, their practice and inspiration.

“The Spotlighting programme gives talented makers the opportunity to continue learning with The Goldsmiths’ Centre beyond the scope of Getting Started Online, and become integrated into the rich community of makers we support. We are proud to see them develop their communication skills and share their practice through the live Meet the Maker events.”

– Charlotte Dew, Public Programme Manager at the Goldsmiths’ Centre

The Goldsmiths’ Centre supports creative and talented emerging makers offering a platform to thrive, connect and collectively grow their skills and businesses. To meet the spot-lit best newcomers at one of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s upcoming online talks visit or follow the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Instagram @gsmithscentre #SpotlightingGettingStarted22

Those looking to apply for the Getting Started Online introduction to business course, which will run 20th until 24th March 2023, can apply now at

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Those looking to apply for the Getting Started 2023 Online introduction to business course, which will run in spring 2023, find out more and register your interest to hear when applications open.