ND2018 Mark Fenn AwardThe winner of the Mark Fenn Award 2018 is Ailsa Morrant

Image: Left to right - Sarah Burns, Ailsa Morrant, Terry Hunt, Melanie Eddy.

2017 18 sensing every moment Ailsa Morrant

This year the Association’s panel consisted of Sarah Burns, manager of Gill Wing Jewellery, Melanie Eddy, director and Terry Hunt, chair. Although this task initially appears daunting, the panel were able to fairly quickly compile a short-list for ‘interview’.

Subsequently the award was given to Ailsa Morrant, graduating this year from the BA (Hons) course at Glasgow School of Art.

Ailsa’s final collection Sensing every moment: a celebration of the ordinary is called a portrait series and consists of 16 medals to moments in her everyday life.
The panel were impressed by her confident and mature approach to narrative jewellery. She has a background in public health and this has informed her desire to create jewellery that relates to the individual and celebrates his/her passage through life. Ailsa expresses a strong desire to educate the public on the power and relevance of such contemporary jewellery and show how accessible it can be.

In so many ways she was a worthy winner of the Mark Fenn Award.

The Award provides ACJ membership for one year and we thank Mark for his continued sponsorship.

To learn more about Ailsa please visit her website http://www.ailsamorrant.com/

Image: Sensing every moment, 2017 -18