BATF are delighted to announce Tim Lukes of Lukes & Co as the winner of its silverware competition to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
Launching the competition last December, the BATF invited submissions from UK-based designers and silversmiths based on the theme of ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’. The BATF received a wonderful variety of pieces, and the judging panel remarked about the high-quality of entries.
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BATF President Andrew Hinds, from Jewellers F Hinds, commented on the first ever selected CAD rendered submission,
“A beautifully presented submission which enables the judge to visualise the finished attractive piece perfectly.”
Here is a detailed snippet of Tim’s design:
On judging Tim’s piece, Gordon Hamme stated,
“This design has most carefully followed the brief in a thoughtful, professional, and practical way. The methodology has been strongly considered to achieve the best system of fabrication and has been rendered well in CAD.”
Fellow judge Marie Brennan of Birmingham Assay Office responded,
“Tim’s entry is a beautiful design which will be a statement piece. What I love about this design is that it is timeless, and it will be a functional piece to add to the BATF’s stunning historical Silver Collection.”
Tim will be making the commissioned piece over the coming weeks, using fine silver manufactured from 100% recycled material contributed by Cooksongold. Upon completion, it will be hallmarked by Birmingham Assay Office and will include the first use of BATF’s new sponsor mark.
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The piece will then be unveiled at the National Association of Jeweller’s Summit in June before being displayed within BATF’s prestigious silverware collection.