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Sunday, March 1, 2015

And the winner is …….Thuthuka Awards Exhibition 2014/5 Sho! Shoe Jewellery


Thuthuka Award Winners 2014-2015



This year’s winner of the Thuthuka Awards, Themba Mantshiyo is one of six very talented, dedicated, skilled and creative students registered at the Jewellery Department of the University of Johannesburg. 

Arguably the most promising group of students I have ever had the privilege of teaching, I taught them in their first and second year. Two students, Milda and Themba, received their basic skills training at FET colleges before enrolling for the university programme in design and manufacture. 



Amongst them is a talented and creative individual, Zadie Becker (Second Prize – achievement award), who matriculated with 9 distinctions. Working as a closely-knit group they compliment each other on all levels, the perfect incubator situation to foster the next generation of young jewellery designer makers. Their well-deserved awards are therefore a timeous accolade on their journey of creative development. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of design concepts and ideas for shoe accessories and is open daily, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00. The exhibition runs until 12 March.








Overall Winner
Universities
“MULTITASKING”
Earrings: Sterling silver and brass. Woven silver bracelet, sterling silver neckpiece. Combined into a single show trimming.
THEMBA MANTSHIYO
Gauteng Province
3rd year
University of Johannesburg



Overall Winner
Jewellery Schools And FET Colleges
“FIREFLIES AND POWER LINES”
Sterling silver, brass and copper, rings and earring. Heel trimming becomes single drop earring.
MALEHLOHONOLO MOOROSI
Gauteng Province
Level 2
Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project


Second Prize
Achievement Award
ZADIE BECKER
3rd Year
University of Johannesburg
Oxidised silver piece attached by magnet onto shoe or fascinator.



WINNER
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND OVERALL WINNER
“MULTITASKING”
Earrings: Sterling silver and brass, woven silver bracelet, sterling silver neckpiece. Combine into a single shoe trimming.
THEMBA MANTSHIYO
Gauteng Province
3rd year
University of Johannesburg

WINNER
EXCEPTIONAL TECHNIQUE
MILDAH MOTSHEGWA
3rd year
University of Johannesburg
Sterling silver filigree pieces as shoe trimming or neckpiece.





WINNER
INNOVATION AWARD
“DRAGONFLY”
Silver shoe trimming or pendant.
PETRUS CHAUKE
2nd year
Central University of Technology

SECOND PRIZE
INNOVATION AWARD
VUYISANANI MAVENGANA
2nd Year
University of Johannesburg
Shoe trimming or bowtie

WINNER
NEW TALENT AWARD
GUGULETHU DTSELE
1st Year
University of Johannesburg
Woven thread. Shoe trimming or brooch

WINNER
EMERGING DESIGNER
“SHOE MAIL”
PEARL NAPE
Level 1
SEDA Limpopo Jewellery Incubator


JOINT SECOND PRIZE
EMERGING DESIGNER
LINDOKUHLE NGWENYA
Level 1
Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project

COLLEN MLOMBO
Level 2
Zurel Training College

WINNER
INSPIRED IDEAS
“RECONSTRUCTED BEE WINGS”
PIET JAWU
Level 2
Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project

SECOND PRIZE
INSPIRED IDEAS
BASETSANA MOAGI
Level 2
Atteridgeville Jewellery Project

WINNER
GREAT POTENTIAL
“ARMOR”
OBAKENG SELALEBI
Level 3
Virginia Jewellery School

SECOND PRIZE
GREAT POTENTIAL
LULU KHESA
Level 3
Orbit Training College

WINNER
UNIQUE DESIGN
KARABO SEPHIKOE
Level 3
Orbit Training College

RUNNER UP
UNIQUE DESIGN
“SCARAB”
FRANK KWEZI
Level 3
Orbit Training College


Thuthuka Judges –
Elizabeth loubster, masana chikeka, tiaan nagel, albert maree, walter oltman and vernoica anderson – congratulate all the winners and commend them on their sterling work!


Last year, the thuthuka jewellery development project took another step forward by introducing young mentors. We’ve matched postgraduates with community jewellery students to provide hem with hands-on teaching and mentorship from their peers. These ‘twinnings’ have been intensely focused, inspiring and fun for everyone involved. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we are encouraged to continue the teamwork in the future.


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