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9 October 2008 | PR 08/139

Loughborough student’s work presented to Nottingham Castle

A stunning solid silver water jug, created by Loughborough University student Musa Butt, has been presented to Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

The jug was the winning design in this year’s Young Designer-Silversmith competition. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths runs the annual competition for young designer-silversmiths, currently undertaking a BA or MA in Silversmithing in the UK.

Musa, a student in the University’s School of Art and Design who originates from Nairobi, Kenya, made the jug in the London Goldsmiths workshop of Clive Burr. The finished piece was presented to the Nottingham City Museums and Galleries service by The Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and a plaque was also given to the University in celebration of his success.

Professor Marsha Meskimmon, head of the School of Art and Design, said: “We are incredibly proud of Musa, his jug is absolutely stunning and a worthy winner of this prestigious competition. To see it completed in solid silver is fantastic and now it can be viewed and enjoyed by all.”

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Notes for editors:

  1. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2008 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, with 22 out of 30 of its subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other institution.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

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