Jocelyn Burton

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A woman holding a small gold flower shaped decoration in her hands.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to hold the role of Freeman at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as a working Silversmith

May 2011, in the studio, Holborn

b.1946, Wales

British silver and goldsmith, Jocelyn Burton won her first significant award The de Beers International Award for diamond jewellery design – at the age of 21. Three years later, she set up her own studio. A clutch of prestigious awards followed and in 1974 – aged 28 – Jocelyn became the first woman working silversmith to be given the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths since the company’s creation in the 12th century.

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