LONDON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The winner of the Avakian Scholarship was
announced at the Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Awards this
fall 2013. Avakian will be funding the cost of studies of one final
year student annually for each of the next three academic years and is
delighted to announce that Tiffany Baehler has been chosen for the
first 2013/14 Avakian Scholarship.
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The final selection process was whittled down to five students who were
each invited to present their portfolios at an interview panel
including Avakian director, Corinne Avakian and Caroline Broadhead, BA
Jewellery Course Leader.
Corinne Avakian said: "Tiffany demonstrated great imagination and
originality in the development of her designs. The diversity and range
of her creativity really shone through and I am delighted to be in a
position to offer this scholarship." The winner of the scholarship will
also benefit from a six month paid internship at the workshops of the
Geneva-based family jewellers.
Caroline Broadhead presented the Scholarship Award, saying, "The judging
process is often very difficult and so hard to highlight any one
student over another. Tiffany has a natural talent which comes across
in the way she works and understands how jewellery is worn."
2nd year student Baehler was also recognised in two other Award categories
receiving Second Prize in the Cartier Award presented by Nathalie
Verdeille and second prize in The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate
Workers Alias Wire Workers Award presented by Andrew Balcombe.
Avakian is also delighted to announce Dennis Song as the winner of a new
Avakian Award for 1st year students aimed at encouraging young designers to work to a design
brief. This year the brief was to design an elaborate 'Oscar style'
Corinne Avakian commented: "We are really excited to be involved with
Central Saint Martins and I look forward to seeing how our first
Scholarship Award winner progresses."
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Notes to editors:
Swiss Jewellery House, established over 40 years ago with boutiques in
Geneva, London, Moscow, Beverly Hills and New York, Avakian creates
jewels that switch easily between day and night and are remarkable for
their flexibility when worn and held. Bespoke commissions include a
crown made for an Asian king for his wedding ceremony.
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Central Saint Martins' graduates range from Stella McCartney to Anthony
Gormley and Pierce Brosnan. Previous BA Jewellery programme sponsors
include the V&A, Cartier and the British Museum. Influential Central
Saint Martins' BA Jewellery graduates now hold design positions at De
Beers, Garrard, and Van Cleef & Arpels and include Hannah Martin and
Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London.
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