24 Mar 2014
Art students win medal prizes
A Loughborough University student and a Loughborough graduate won major prizes in a national medal competition.
Natasha Brayton, from the School of Arts, won the Pangolin Editions’ prize of £150 in the British Art Medal Society Student Medal Competition. Her medal is called ‘Time’.
And former Loughborough student Carrie Dickens, who graduated in 2012 and is now studying at the Royal College of Art, won the Worshipful Company of Founders Grand First Prize of £750. Her medal is called ‘home/here’.
Natasha, 21, who is currently studying ‘3D Design: New Practice’, said: “The project took 12 weeks, which included the background research, development and production of the medal.
“Learning new techniques and processes has let me experience different aspects of my chosen pathway.”
Natasha’s medal is available to buy for £200 and she is able to make 10 editions.
Natasha and Carrie came out top in a year when there were 134 entrants in the 10 categories.
The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, is currently staging the exhibition of the 10 winners’ medals until April 19.
The BAMS Student Medal Project encourages and promotes the art of making medals throughout art colleges in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Mint and the Worshipful Company of Founders are among the institutions that support the project, and the British Museum sometimes buys particularly meritorious student medals.