Louise Sorrell

Louise is an up and coming hand engraver who began her career in 2015 as a Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship with Sam James Ltd, an engravers’ workshop based at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. She grew up around the gunsmithing trade and developed an interest in craft techniques, choosing to learn the skill of engraving under the instruction of her Master Sam Marsden. For her Masterpiece, made in the final year of her Apprenticeship, Louise worked on a meticulously engraved silver vase which depicted a hedgerow scene in four seasons; this Masterpiece went on to impress judges at the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards 2019, and Louise received multiple prizes, including the Junior Award.