Sally Morrison – watch dial enameller

27th December 2023  |  ALUMNI | AWARD WINNERS

Sally Morrison – watch dial enameller

Winner of the 2023 Heritage Crafts / The Royal Mint Precious Metalworker of the Year Award

Sally MorrisonGlasgow-based watch dial enameller Sally Morrison has won the inaugural Precious Metalworker of the Year Award sponsored by The Royal Mint, including a £2,000 prize and trophy awarded at a special presentation at the College of St George, Windsor Castle, on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

This new award sponsored by The Royal Mint celebrates a heritage craftsperson who has made an outstanding contribution to working with precious metal over the past year. It recognises a contribution that is far beyond the ordinary, based on a proven dedication to a particular metalworking skill.

Sally Morrison is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Arts jewellery course and specialises in engraving and enamelling watch dials at the watch company anOrdain. Her interest in champleé enamelling, the art of applying translucent enamel over a usually textured and precious metal background, has made her the best of a very small and elite group of craftspeople working in this field.

The Precious Metalworker of the Year trophy presented to Sally was made by the team of coin designers and craftspeople at The Royal Mint, led by Head of Coin Design Paul Morgan. As an exemplar of British craftsmanship, The Royal Mint is committed to protecting and celebrating craftspeople and developing skills wherever possible.

Photo: David Clarke (Heritage Crafts Co-Chair), Sally Morrison (Heritage Crafts / The Royal Mint Precious Metalworker of the Year winner 2023) and Daniel Carpenter (Heritage Crafts Executive Director). Photo by Stefan Jakubowski.