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The Goldsmiths’ Centre supports emerging jewellers and silversmiths in fourth year of Spotlighting Getting Started

The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London is proud to announce the selection of eight outstanding jewellers and silversmiths for its free training programme, Spotlighting Getting Started. Now in its fourth year, Huimin Zhang, Sarah Louise McQuarrie, Alice Biolo, Rachael Plassard, Sarah Wilmott, Wenyin Jiang, Niamh Wright and Aril Jewels (Chloë Woodmansterne and Kayla Rimmon) are set to take the spotlight this summer, helping them to translate business fundamentals into action.

Spotlighting Getting Started, the follow-on training programme from Getting Started Online, serves as a pivotal platform for UK-based early career makers in the jewellery and silversmithing industry. Participants are equipped with essential skills such as mastering photography, storytelling, honing live presentations, and preparing pieces for the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s annual Spotlighting Getting Started exhibition. By the end of the course, they have grown both their confidence and business profile by taking part in online Meet the Maker events and featuring their work to 22.5k Instagram followers @gsmithscentre.

All spot-lit participants are selected anonymously by guest judges, communications specialist Nyasha Daley and journalist, Rachael Taylor and the Goldsmiths’ Centre team, from a pool of 100 designer makers, who successfully completed the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s one-week introduction to business course, Getting Started Online in March 2024.

“We are committed to proving emerging designer makers with opportunities to put learning into practice, and take the next steps to grow their business. This programme focusses on extending and apply their Getting Started Online training. The eight makers selected to take part in this round demonstrate a fantastic range of imaginative and innovative design and making skills. We looking forward to sharing their work in a live Meet the Maker event and 2025 exhibition.”

– Charlotte Dew, Head of Public Programmes at the Goldsmiths’ Centre

To get to know the spot-lit best newcomers at one of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s upcoming Meet the Maker online talks visit or follow the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Instagram @gsmithscentre


Those looking to apply for the Getting Started Online introduction to business course, which takes place online each March, can register their interest now at