Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Young Designer-Silversmith Award 2010 Recognised at National Museum Cardiff
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Friday, March 27, 2015

Young Designer-Silversmith Award 2010 Recognised at National Museum Cardiff
Ben Ryan was chosen as the winner of the 2010’s Young Designer-Silversmith Award.
CARDIFF.- Ben Ryan – the 16th winner of an annual competition run by the Goldsmiths’ Company, which focuses on young silversmithing students in Britain today - was faced with a brief of producing a presentation dish for a specific species of fish. On Thursday, 25 November 2010, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales was presented with his Mytilidae Dish (so called after the Latin name for the family of small salt water mussels), which will enter the Museum’s collection.

Ben Ryan was chosen as the winner of the 2010’s Young Designer-Silversmith Award organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London and therefore given the opportunity of making a piece of silver in a leading silversmithing workshop for a national museum collection.

Ben’s work was overseen by master craftsmen Carl Padgham and Andrew Putland in their workshop at Pluckley in Kent. He worked with one of the largest blanks of silver the workshop had ever seen but, according to Andrew Putland, quickly grasped the technique:

“For a young lad of 22 to hand raise such a large piece, he really has done a fantastic job. Ben has been a good student, listening to comments and acting on them, working really hard and putting in long hours to make sure the piece met our high standards of craftsmanship. Ben is a good silversmith and I wish him well.”

Ben was presented with his Winner’s Certificate as well as a cheque from the Goldsmiths' Company by Mr Michael Galsworthy, the Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, during the event at National Museum Cardiff on Thursday. The dish was then given to Mike Tooby, the Museum’s Director of Learning, Programmes and Development for Amgueddfa Cymru’s permanent collection. He said:

“We are continually looking for ways to enhance our art collections and accepting this silver dish on behalf of the people of Wales is a privilege. We hope we’ll be able to display Ryan’s work regularly thanks to new contemporary art galleries which will open at National Museum Cardiff next July.”

The judges of the competition - Professor Richard Himsworth, Chairman of the Modern Collection Committee, Mr Grant Macdonald, silversmith, Mr Rod Kelly, artist-silversmith, and Miss Annamarie Stapleton, Consultant to The Fine Art Society, London, were also present.

National Museum Cardiff | Ben Ryan | National Museum Wales |

Today's News

November 29, 2010

World Renowned Artist Anish Kapoor Exhibits His Works of Art in India for the First Time

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Presents First Exhibition Devoted to Hans Holbein in 45 Years

Epic, Dramatic and, Above All, Cinematic Photographs by David Drevin at Camera Work

Bruce Munro Installs Light Showers in the Magnificent Nave of Salisbury Cathedral

Works by Modigliani, Matisse, Cassatt, Pissarro and Others Featured at New Santa Fe Gallery

First Solo Exhibition in London by Spanish Artist Francesc Ruiz Opens at Gasworks

A Portrait Miniature of Elizabeth I Reigns Over Bonhams Sale at Knightsbridge

Two Exceptional Gilt Bronze Figures from a Private European Collection Offered at Sotheby's

A Selection of Works by Simon Starling at the Contemporary Art Center of Málaga

Cédric Delsaux Deals with the Fact and Fiction of Modern Urban Space at acte2galerie

Staffordshire Hoard Scoops 'Acquisition of the Year' at Apollo Magazine Awards

Kunsthalle Mannheim Establishes a Flexible Platform for Exhibiting Contemporary Art

Topping-Out Ceremony at the Städel Museum, Shell for Expansion Completed

Galerie Jeanne Bucher Presents an Exhibition by Argentinian Artist Antonio Seguí

Curated by Two Top Dalí Experts, Major Dalí Exhibition Opens in New York

Young Designer-Silversmith Award 2010 Recognised at National Museum Cardiff

Make It a Merry Christmas for the Bowes Museum by Taking Part in the Big Give

Protest Painting by Nicholas Middleton Wins Visitors' Choice

Eskenazi to Bring Chinese Treasures to New York

Matt Stokes Brings a Unique Take on "Penny Gaff" Culture to Stratford Underground Station

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works

Related Stories

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff Announces Exhibition of Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China

Yael Bartana Awarded the UK's Largest Art Prize

National Photographic Portrait Commission 2010 Works on Show

National Museum Wales Acquires Picasso's "Still Life with Poron"

Bust of Radical Lawmaker Passed to the National Museum Cardiff

Art and Music Come Together in a New Display at National Museum Cardiff

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site