Goldsmith and degreed designer
“ART should be an essential expression of deep feeling that move people. Art is where the artist has given a piece of himself. And if it is art, than it transcends language, space and time.
DESIGN should follow this principle: “form follows function”.
And making jewelry is a balancing act between art and design.”
Statement about design and art of Britta Schwalm
After school leaving examination she got edutcation to become a goldsmith. She completed this education best scored. After a while of assistance working she started studies of design and communication. Since that she´s working in her own business.
Since 2010 she is member of the goldsmith craft guild in Frankfurt/Main and from 2016 to 2018 she was vice head there.
Besides making jewelery individually in close cooperation with the clients, Britta Schwalm also manufactured some fancy peaces of jewelry which were very successfull in taking part in design competitions.
2016, A‘Design Award in gold, A‘Design Competition, Como/ITALY
2015, German Design Award Nominee, German Design Award, Rat für Formengebung, Frankfurt/GERMANY
2015, A‘Design Award, A‘Design Competition, Como/ITALY
2014, Designaward, in Design competition of the European Academy of Jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths, Ahlen/GERMANY
2014, HRD Award Nominee -> qualification to get a sponsor for Diamonds value 20,2ct, HRD Award, HRD Antwerp, Antwerp/BELGIUM
2010, 1st Place, Benvenuto Cellini-Medallie, Zentralverband der Goldschmiede, Wien/AUSTRIA
2007, 3rd Place, Schmuck gestalten mit Originalmineralien, Fachzeitschrift für Goldschmiede, München/GERMANY