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Precious Little Gems Commission: Final Update from Fenella Watson

This year, Fenella Watson was one of two silversmiths on our ‘Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers’ selected to receive the annual Precious Little Gems commission.

Fenella's completed work can be seen Sheffield's Millennium Gallery until 11th September as part of Sheffield's Year of Making 2016.

"Hurrah! So thrilled to have finally completed my Assay Office Commission! It’s an amazing opportunity to have our work on display in the Millennium Galleries and I keep telling everyone they must pop in and have a look at the pieces!

I think it only struck me that I’d finished the Commission when I got the professional photography back from Jerry Lampson. I was so used to seeing the piece through my own eyes, knowing what wasn’t quite right or could have been better etc, but from behind the lens Jerry made it look incredible and the photos will be a lasting memory for me to keep and use to promote my work.”

Both in their second year of our Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers, Fenella Watson and Nina Rithalia were selected in December 2015 to receive the annual commissions and have since been working to complete their pieces.