August 2019 – Future Icons Accessories Award – Highly commended – Celebration Of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham.
June 2018 – Awarded a Goldsmiths’ Company Five day Internship to work with enameller, Ruth Ball.
August 2017-Desktop Clock -purchased for the Pearson Silver Collection. Collection of Post War silver- to present day.
August 2016- Winner of The Craft and Design Magazine Award for her Black Headlight Mechanical Clock, Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham.
Awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholarship to be mentored by top silversmith Rod Kelly to realise new work.
Selected to be a Full Member of Contemporary British Silversmiths
Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths – On the 3rd of December 2014 Louise was honoured to be made a Freeman at Goldsmiths Hall in London. Being made free also makes a person eligible for the Freedom of The City of London.
Winner of the Barbara Christie Award for Excellence in Metalwork and jewellery, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford. Selected by her peers in the trade for her ‘Desktop’ Clock.
Selected as one of the World Gold Council’s ‘Great Designers’. Featured on The World Gold Council Website.
Charmian Adams Award – Shortlisted in ‘Crossings’ exhibition for ‘Crossing Time’ Clock-New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Glos.
Goldsmiths’ Company Craftsmanship and Design Awards – Smallworkers – ‘Crossing Time’ Clock – Commended.
Commissioned to design and make silver and gold jewellery for the Ladies European Golf Team at The Solheim Cup, USA as well as a presentation brooch for founder Louise Solheim.
Awarded Passport to Export Grant to showcase pieces at The British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation at JCK Show, Las Vegas. USA.
UK Tahitian Pearl Trophy Award-Brooch – 3rd Prize
Commissioned to make silver pieces in collaboration with textile designer Kay O’ Sullivan – as part of the Memory Palette Project for the Arts Council.
Silver Cross for ordination of Deaconess Celia Carter, Gloucester Cathedral
Repair and restoration of Large Cross for Gloucester Cathedral.
Selected – student section – Platinum Awards, Ayrton Metals.
1984 – 1987
School of Jewellery, Birmingham Polytechnic – BA Hons Degree 2:1
1983 – 1984
Art Foundation, Trowbridge Technical Col