Known affectionately as the 'Oscars of the Industry' , The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards are the only peer reviewed technical and creative awards in the United Kingdom and are strongly supported by the industry and HRH Princess Michael of Kent as Royal Patron. A glittering evening ceremony held at Goldsmiths' Hall in London saw Julian winning a Gold prize for his Black Grouse model together with a Special Award from the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council. The Black Grouse was also nominated for the Baird & Company Award and was one of only two final pieces considered for the premier award of the evening , The Jacques Cartier Memorial Award. Having been judged by experts drawn from all aspects of the jewellery and allied trades for a piece of hand modelled sculpture to reach this level is a great success and shows that the artisan craftsman is alive and well.
GOLDSMITHS' CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARDS 2017
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This website shows the work of Julian Cross FIPG, artist, sculptor and goldsmith. His work is sought by prestigious retail establishments in London's New Bond Street and also for private and public collections. With over forty years experience in the creative field he has mastered many techniques and his high level of skill is steadily in demand. Over the years he has won many awards and accolades from bodies such as The Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Council. In 2012 he was awarded a Gold Award, the highest level in any category, also a Special Council Award and was further nominated for the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award. This nominated piece of work can be seen in the Bas Relief & Intaglio section, it is a great seal for Marketors Livery company. In the 2015 Awards he won the Hean Studio Prize Award as well as the Gold award for a plaster relief of a swan in flight which you can see here. And in 2017 as you can see above he was awarded a Gold and was a finalist for the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2002. He was made a Fellow of The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths F.I.P.G in 2005. Julian Cross has work in collections held by The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths', The British Museum permanent collection of Coins and Medals and The Pearson Collection along with other private collections. Julian also currently sits on the Modern Collection Committee of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.
There is room on these pages to show only a few examples of the breadth and versatility of the work of Julian Cross but the site is being added to all the time. The main sections below show a number of works in each of the different media and brief descriptions of some of the techniques involved can also be found there. The Gallery has images of all the different work shown on the site.
Commissions are always considered, please just use the contact page to outline your requirements. You are also welcome to use the contact page to leave comments or feedback.
Sculptures & Master Patterns
These Sculptures and Master Patterns are at the head of a production process which sees them finely and expertly reproduced in precious metals or bronze, usually created by the cire perdu or lost wax casting method.
Bas Relief & Intaglio
Relief is a sculptural technique which has been in use for centuries in its different forms such as high relief in statues of ancient Greece and Rome, intaglio (in reverse) carving on mediaeval Royal Seals right through to the bas (low) relief found on coinage, a practise still in use today.
The resulting sculptural works made from the relief technique can be used for ......more