A metalwork student from Sheffield Hallam University has
received an award from the city's Assay Master for her innovative
cutlery designs, featured in the University's Creative Spark
Assay master Ashley Carson gave metalwork and jewellery student
Sarah Pasley the 'Brightest Spark' award for the high quality of
her designs and her use of traditional metalworking skills.
Ashley Carson said: "I'm really impressed with the work that
Sarah's done, and the craftsmanship that she's put into it. The
forging is fantastic, but she's also put a lot of thought into the
"With the heritage of cutlery in Sheffield, I'm always looking
for something that reflects the industry. It's been very difficult
this year to choose an outright winner."
Senior lecturer Chris Knight said: "Sarah has worked immensely
hard this year and it has been an absolute pleasure for all of the
staff to have taught her throughout the course.
"She established a very challenging project that was more akin
to that of an MA student and has established a conversation into
the nature and language of spoons through a broad body of
Sarah's work will be included in the University's Brightest
Spark exhibition in October, which will showcase a collection of
the best student work from the University's creative courses. The
Creative Spark exhibition runs at venues across Sheffield Hallam's
City Campus until 23 June.