We are very pleased to announce that the winner is Rebecca Oldfield for her Iris Wall Sconce.

The Iris Wall Sconce was Rebecca’s response to the patterns and structures that she found in microscopic images of the iris of the human eye. In her final piece she has combined the lines and the textures visible in the iris under high magnification. The result is a considered and elegant piece which is both well designed and executed. The judges said that Rebecca’s presentation was detailed, clear, and impressively professional. The research and development that went into her design was evident, with consideration for details like hidden fixings and ease of cleaning. Prototyping the entire piece in gilding metal obviously contributed to the finesse of the ultimate result. They much look forward to seeing how Rebecca’s work develops in the future. Further images of her work can be seen on her website: https://www.rebeccaoldfield.co.uk


Rebecca commented: I am absolutely thrilled to have won the Silver Society Prize for my Iris Wall Sconce which is my largest and most technically challenging piece to date. Winning this award and having the wonderful feedback from the judges means a great deal to me and gives me greater confidence to continue pushing myself and my future designs in silver.


The Silver Society Prize is awarded to a silversmith who is either aged under 35 or is in the first five years of their career as a practicing silversmith.