Erica Sharpe has been selected as one of 12 ‘Designers of Excellence 2013’ by the Houlden Group ahead of her forthcoming exhibition of work at the Design Quarter, National Exhibition Centre this February.
The group will present the prestigious Designer of Excellence Award at The Jewellery Show 2013. This is the third year running that the award will be held at the exhibition and it is due to be presented from the Catwalk Café on Monday February 4 at 16.00.
CEO Stuart Laing will join a panel of jewellery industry experts in choosing the 2013 winner from 12 shortlisted Design Quarter Gems exhibitors in Hall 18 -some of the UK’s most cutting-edge jewellery designers working today.
I am delighted to have been selected as a Designer of Excellence 2013 – it is wonderful to be recognised for my collections, which I strive create with a depth of meaning, beauty, & story, and with ethically sourced materials.
The panel will also select outstanding pieces of jewellery from the winner and the other designers’ ranges to form a traveling collection, which will tour Houlden members’ retail stores throughout the UK and Ireland during 2013.