The 2020 Halstead Design Challenge kit goes on sale in less than a week. Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 10th at 10 am PST. There are only 225 kits available and every year they sell out in less than 24 hours.
The Halstead Design Challenge was developed by Brigitte Martin and Hilary Halstead Scott as a fundraiser for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).
The project is intended to unite our community of metalsmiths and jewelers. It is open to anyone who wishes to purchase a kit. Participants range from new students and hobbyists to academics and professional jewelers. All are welcome. Submitted work represents a broad spectrum of the techniques and perspectives in our field.
The theme for the 2020 challenge, connection , is inspired by the city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Participants will create a necklace that explores interpretations of the theme, connection . Examples of connection include love, friendship, mechanical, physical, mentor/mentee, relationship and family. The bond between parent and child, human and Earth, the sun and the sky; connection can be conceptual, or physical, technical processes. Connection to a place or a time are possibilities too.
For more information about the challenge and to purchase a kit please visit the SNAG website.